Professorship of behavioral Risk Management and Insurance

Munich (Landkreis), Bayern (DE)
26 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2020
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 Munich School of Management invites applications for a

Professorship (W2 
(6 years/tenure track) of 
Behavioral Risk Management and Insurance

commencing on 1 October 2020.

In research, a focus on financial decisions under risk and specifically on decisions in insurance markets is desired, with possible links to the research fields in the school’s Finance and Insurance cluster. Research should focus on behavioral decision making of individuals and/or organizations and have a methodological emphasis on theoretical modeling and experimental validation. In teaching, the professorship shall participate in the Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs of the School. Courses should be offered both in English and – at least in the medium-term – in German. 

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.

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 to: Prof. Dr. Ingo Weller, Dean, Munich School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Ludwigstr. 28, 80539 Munich, Germany, preferably via email (one PDF file, 10 MB max.) to, no later than 24th April 2020. 

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