Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of AI in Economics

Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
24 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 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 Faculty of Economics invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track)
AI in Economics

commencing as soon as possible.

The successful candidate is expected to carry out both teaching and research in relevant aspects of AI in economics.

Candidates should have a strong international research record in economic relevant aspects of AI. The appointee will be expected to teach courses at all levels in the Department of Economics (including a large Ph.D.-level course programme). Candidates should demonstrate international experience, a research output corresponding to their level of qualification and a pertinent research agenda.

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, teaching evaluations as well as a list of publications electronically via the LMU Application Tool, no later than 14th December 2020. Furthermore, two research papers should be submitted that the candidate considers particularly helpful to support the application. The link for the application tool is Addressee for your letter of application is the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Economics, Ludwigstrasse 28 VG, 80539 Munich, Germany.