Professorship (W2) of Intercultural Communication

Munich, Bayern (DE)
09 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Nov 2019
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 for the Study of Culture invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Intercultural Communication

commencing as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will represent the field of Intercultural Communication covering the entire spectrum of research and teaching. Intercultural Communication at LMU Munich is rooted in cultural and/or social anthropology as well as the study of culture.

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.

We seek applicants who are trained in cultural and/or social anthropology or the study of culture, with teaching and research specialization in Intercultural Communication. Candidates will be expected to have an excellent research and publication record in the field of Intercultural Communication and international recognition.

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 cover letter, curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications by email in one pdf file to the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Dean of the Faculty for the Study of Culture,, no later than 8. November 2019.