Professorship (W2) of Research on Learning and Instruction

Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
Jun 10, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jul 09, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

As one of Europe‘s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Psychology and Education invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track)
of Research on Learning and Instruction

commencing as soon as possible.

The successful candidate is expected to cover the areas of Educational Psychology and Research on Learning and Instruction in the Master’s and Doctoral Training Programs in the Learning Sciences, the undergraduate programs in Psychology and Educational Science, and in the Psychology program in teacher training.  In research, a focus on learning and teaching with digital media as well as perspectives for research collaboration in the Munich Center of the Learning Sciences ( are desirable.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

Our department embraces the values of open science and strives for replicable and reproducible research. For this goal we support transparent research with Open Data, Open Material, and pre-registrations. Candidates are asked to describe in what way they already pursued and plan to pursue these goals.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications and an overview of teaching activities  to the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Leopoldstr. 13, 80802 Munich, Germany, no later than 9th July 2020. Applications must be submitted in paper and electronic form (a single PDF-file on CD or via e-mail: