Professorship (W2) of Mathematics Education

Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
20 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

As one of Europe's leading research universities, Ludwig-Maxmilians-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 Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) of Mathematics Education
(permanent position)

commencing as soon as possible.

The future professor should be qualified in mathematics education research and cover the subject together with the existing W3-Professorship of Didactics of Mathematics and Informatics in research and teaching. Willingness to participate in interdisciplinary cooperation within the research network of the Munich Center of the Learning Sciences (MCLS,, with the Munich Center for Teacher Education (MZL,, as well as with colleagues at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified 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 in mathematics education or mathematics 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.

In addition, the successful candidate should have a degree in secondary school teaching for Mathematics and have at least three years’ experience in practical teaching in German secondary schools or comparable institutions.

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 the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Theresienstrasse 39, 80333 Munich, Germany, no later than 15. October 2020.