Professorship (W2) of Social Psychology with a Focus on Legal Psychology

Munich, Bayern (DE)
29 May 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 Social Psychology with a Focus on Legal Psychology

commencing as soon as possible.

The holder of this position will teach Legal Psychology at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. She/He will actively contribute to the research activities of the Department and particularly the Chair of Social Psychology by extending them by legal psychological topics. Research topics such as social justice, moral emotions, social perception/cognition, extremism etc. are desirable. The relevance of the candidate’s research profile to Legal Psychology should become apparent.

We expect applicants to show pertinent publications in international scientific journals, success in obtaining competitive funding, and relevant teaching experience in the area of Applied Social/Legal Psychology. International research, project, and teaching expertise, practical experience with professional forensic/legal assessments, and completed further training as a Legal Psychologist are advantageous.

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 demons-trated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

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.

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 have already pursued and plan to pursue these goals.

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 in printed and electronic form (PDF on CD) to the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Leopoldstraße 13, 80802 Munich, Germany, no later than 10 July 2019.