Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Social Psychology with a Focus on Legal Psychology

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
07 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
09 May 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
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 Psychology and Educational Sciences invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track)
of Social Psychology with a Focus on Legal Psychology

commencing as soon as possible.

The holder of this position is expected to broaden the research activities at the Chair of Social Psychology at LMU Munich by introducing topics related to legal psychology and teach courses related to legal psychology at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. The applicant’s expertise in at least one of the following research areas must be evident through publications etc.: social justice (at the crossroads of psychology and law/criminology), moral emotions, social perception/cognition, radicalization processes.

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.

Pertinent publications in international peer-reviewed journals and experience with funding applications are expected. International research, project, or teaching experience as well as experience with forensic-psychological assessments is welcome. Completing a certified training program as a “legal psychologist” (BDP/DGPs) is a prerequisite for concluding the tenure-track process, but not for the initial appointment.

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.

This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States.

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.

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 intend to pursue these goals.

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 Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Leopoldstraße 13, 80802 Munich, Germany, no later than 9th May, 2022.