Full Professorship (W3) of Communication with a Focus on Media Uses and Media Effects (Chair)

Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
24 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Jan 2023
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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 Social Sciences invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) of Communication
with a Focus on
Media Uses and Media Effects

commencing October 1, 2023.

The professorship is based at the Department of Media and Communication. In research and teaching it will focus on the full breadth of questions around media uses and media effects. The thematic focus of the professorship could be on climate, health, political or entertainment communication. A special interest in the development of innovative research methods is required. The conditions of digital media environments should be given special theoretical and methodological consideration.

The candidate should have an outstanding track record in the field of media reception and media effects research and a strong international network of research cooperations. A willingness to transfer knowledge to society is an advantage. The successful candidate will contribute to all BA and MA programs offered in the Department of Media and Communication. A strong commitment to teaching and the willingness to participate in the further development of research and teaching in the Department and in the Faculty of Social Sciences are expected.

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 Social Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich, Germany, no later than January 11, 2023. At the same time, please send your documents in file form (one PDF) to