Full Professorship (W3) of Educational Science and Social Research on Childhood and Youth

Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
24 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) and the German Youth Institute (DJI) invite applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) of Educational Science and Social Research on Childhood and Youth
combined with the position as
Head of the Department Social Monitoring and Methodology at the DJI

commencing as soon as possible.

The core tasks of the Department Social Monitoring and Methodology are to conceptualize and manage the DJI-Survey „Growing up in Germany“ (AID:A), to conduct the monitoring of early education and all-day schooling in Germany, to advance the research data centre and the regional data base, and to provide advanced training in quantitative and qualitative research methods. The head of the department is responsible for the strategic and scientific planning and the supervision of projects and long-term tasks of the department which currently comprises 40 colleagues.

At LMU Munich the candidate should represent the field of pedagogy and educational studies in research and teaching. We expect an emphasis on educational and social research methods. The candidate is supposed to contribute to the interdisciplinary Munich Center for Teacher Training. The teaching load is two hours per week.

LMU Munich and DJI seek to appoint an exceptionally qualified personality. 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, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career. In particular, we expect

  • Own excellent empirical research in the field of survey and longitudinal research using a broad spectrum of standardized methods
  • contributions to the fields of childhood and youth research with regard to individual, social and institutional conditions of growing up and well-being
  • Experience with intervention and evaluation research for the prevention of problematic developmental processes
  • Proof of successful acquisition and management of third-party funded projects
  • Proven experience in managing a large research department
  • Inspiring leadership style and social skills
  • Proven expertise in science management and political consulting.

The future holder of this position will be appointed to LMU Munich as a university professor (pay grade W3) and will be granted leave of absence in order to be employed by the DJI as Head of the Department Social Monitoring and Methodology.

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 and DJI are equal opportunity employers. They continue to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourage applications from female candidates. LMU Munich and DJI intend to enhance the diversity of their faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, references, certificates, including a complete list of courses and publications as well as information on previous (third-party) funded research projects) are requested in one comprehensive pdf document, sent by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich,, no later than 23 July 2021.