Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (GSI)




Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d)

Prof. Dr. Paul W. Thurner


Vacancy Post-doctoral Researcher for a ‘Quantitative Political Science
Methods’ position (max 6 years) at LMU Munich

The Chair of Empirical Political Research and Policy Analysis (Prof. Dr. Paul W.
Thurner) at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU)) is advertising, with a start date of 1st October 2023 the position of a

Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d)

The position is to be filled as an Assistant Professorship (100%, A13: "BeamtIn auf Zeit", max. 6 years)

Job Description

  • The independent implementation of a postdoctoral research project in a thematic area relevant to research conducted at the Chair 'Empirical Political Reasearch and Policy Analysis' (
  • Publication of research results and application for third-party funding (individually and in teams)
  • Provision of teaching in the area of quantitative methods, 2,5 courses per semester (5 ‚Semesterwochenstunden‘ of 45 minutes per semester on average)

Job Requirements

  • An excellent dissertation related to quantitative political science methodes (& IR or Comparative Politics), completed or close to completion.
  • Research goals related to research interests of the Chair 'Empirical Political Research and Policy Analysis' (
  • Publication in peer-reviewed journals or strong indications of the potential to place publications competitively.
  • 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 A13, “BeamtIn auf Zeit”.
  • The post ought to be filled by 1st October 2023 and is restricted to a duration of three years. The position can be extended for three more years.
  • Your workplace will be centrally located in Munich and can be easily reached by public transport.

Severely disabled applicants will be given preference if they are otherwise essentially equally qualified.
LMU has signed the "Charter of Diversity" and is committed to the diversity of its employees. We therefore actively promote equality between women and men.

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Your application

Please submit the following (in English):

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Diplomas
  • Contact data for two referees (referees will be contacted only at the interview stage)
  • One writing sample of an article or a chapter representative of your research agenda (preferably single-authored)

The submission deadline is 15th April 2023. Please submit your application per
Email (in 1 PDF, max. 10MB) to Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich,
Empirical Political Research and Policy Analysis, Ms. Hopp,