Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Science
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich Faculty of Social Sciences

Two doctoral/postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d)

Institution: Faculty of Social Sciences

(Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science (Chair of Comparative Political Science (Prof. Dr. Nicole Bolleyer)))

Occupation date: 03/01/2021 or 04/01/2021

Application deadline: November 16, 2020

Grade: A13

Salary group: E13

Time limit: 3 years

Es besteht grundsätzlich die Möglichkeit der Teilzeitbeschäftigung. (Stundenzahl: 20,05)

Die Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) ist eine der renommiertesten und größten Universitäten Deutschlands.


Both positions may be either filled as Assistant professorships (100%, TV-L E13 or 100%, A13: "BeamtIn auf Zeit") for candidates with a doctoral degree or as independent part-time doctoral positions (50%, TV-L E13).

Job Description

• The independent implementation of a postdoctoral/doctoral research project in a thematic area relevant to the chair (see below) and contribution to joint research projects at the chair.

• Publication of research results (individually and in teams).

• Provision of teaching in the area of comparative politics (5 ‘Semesterwochenstunden‘ (equivalent to 5 x 45-minute weekly sessions) per semester or 2.5 ‘Semesterwochen-stunden‘ per semester).

• Contribution to administrative tasks at the chair.


Job Requirements

• An excellent dissertation in a discipline relevant for comparative social science research.

• Research goals in the comparative social sciences. Research goals relevant to the profile of the chair are desirable. These include the comparative study of democracy and institutions (e.g. legal regulation of political actors, institutional reform and its consequences, crisis and crisis management in advanced democracies) and the comparative study of political and/or social organizations in advanced democracies (parties, interest groups, civil society organizations, etc.).

• A good knowledge of cross-national data analysis (quantitative and/or qualitative). Knowledge in advanced quantitative methods is desirable.

• Fluency in English. Good German skills are desirable.

• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and in teams.

Our Offer

Pay is based on TV-L ‘Entgeltgruppe’ E 13. In the case of doctoral researchers posts are allocated as part-time with 20.05 hours per week respectively. In the case of assistant professors work load is 40.1 hours a week.

The posts ought to be filled by March 1 or April 1 2021 and are restricted to a duration of three years (probation 6 months). The assistant professor positions can be extended for three more years.

As an equal opportunity employer, the LMU Munich particularly encourages applications from women. Given similar qualifications, applications by persons with disabilities will be given preference.

Your workplace will be centrally located in Munich and can be easily reached by public transport.

Schwerbehinderte Personen werden bei ansonsten im Wesentlichen gleicher Eignung bevorzugt.


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU)
Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science
Chair for Comparative Political Science
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Your application

Please submit the following (in English):

• Cover letter
• CV
• Diplomas
• Contact data for two referees (referees will contacted only at the interview stage).
• Research outline for a 3-year doctoral/postdoctoral project (max. 3 pages).

The submission deadline is 16th November 2020. Please submit your application per Email (in one PDF, max. 5 MB) to Ms. Zwerger:


IIf you have any questions please get in touch with Professor Dr. Nicole Bolleyer (

Interviews are planned for the week of 11th - 14th January 2021.

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