Full Professorship (W3) of Personality Psychology and Educational Psychology (Chair)

Munich (Landkreis), Bayern (DE)
10 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
09 Jul 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

Full Professorship (W3)
Personality Psychology and Educational Psychology

commencing as soon as possible.

The candidate is expected to have a profile of pertinent, internationally visible and preferably experimental research in personality and differential psychology and/or educational psychology. The candidate has a record of success in obtaining research funding in competitive programs, as well as high-ranking, influential publications in international journals, providing a very good fit to scientific research foci of the Department of Psychology, and a special commitment to teaching.

The chair is responsible for teaching and examinations in educational psychology, personality psychology as well as psychological assessment in educational contexts in school psychology and other teacher education programs as well as in the Bachelor's and Master's programs in Psychology.

Participation in the core research areas of the Munich Center of the Learning Sciences (MCLS, or of the „Munich Center for Neurosciences – Brain & Mind“ (MCN; is desired.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification, teaching skills at university level, excellent academic achievements and a productive and promising research program.

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 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.

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.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications to the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Leopoldstr. 13, 80802 Munich, Germany, no later than 9th July 2020. Applications must be submitted in paper and electronic form (PDF-file on CD).