Full Professorship (W3) of Economic Geographies of the Future (Chair)

Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
03 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
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 Geosciences invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) of Economic Geographies of the Future

commencing on October 1, 2021.

LMU Munich’s Department of Geography plays the leading role in Germany in research and teaching in the field of Geography of Sustainability. In order to complement its scientific strengths in the fields of economic geography, human-environment relations, global change research, land-use dynamics, and climate research, and remote sensing, the department seeks an excellent scientific personality working on economic geographies of the future.

The W3 professorship will engage with economic geography aspects of sustainability, global change, resilience, innovation and transformation research in the Anthropocene. A special focus is on the analysis of potential economies of the future and development pathways towards an overall (ecologically) more sustainable economy. In doing so, an integrated perspective on local, regional and global economies and their drivers as well as impacts is encouraged. Further, the combined application of innovative mixed methods in the field of future-oriented economic geography is of interest.

The successful candidate is required to participate in teaching economic geography at all levels within our bachelor and master programs as well in our teacher education programs.  

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.

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 Geosciences, Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Luisenstraße 37, 80333 Munich, Germany, no later than 31st January 2021. Please submit your application online via