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Assistant Professor (f/m) in "Comparative Political Economy" (Tenure Track)
Published(415 days ago)
Deadline for applications(373 days ago)
Technical University of Munich (TUM)München
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
in »Comparative Political Economy«
to begin in winter semester 2019/20. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor).
The professorship is funded by the Federal Tenure Track Programme.
TUM is the supporting university of the Hochschule für Politik München (HfP), and this is why the open dialogue between policy makers, society, industry and
engineering is promoted. The professorship belongs to the HfP and its corresponding department, the TUM School of Governance (GOV). The TUM School of Governance
focuses its research and teaching on the interaction between politics, society, and technology, for instance, to integrate future technologies into the political
dialogue and political decision-making
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the support and promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert with an innovative
transdisciplinary research agenda in political science with a specialization in quantitative methods or development policy and an empirical and/or methodological
focus on Comparative Political Economy. The willingness to closely cooperate with other thematically related departments, such as the TUM School of Management,
the Department for Mechanical Engineering or der Department for Mathematics is a prerequisite. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor’s
and master’s programs. We expect the successful candidate to integrate technological and economic aspects into political science in research and teaching. Inter-
or transdisciplinary approaches are therefore considered an asset.
We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international standards.
A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification as well as pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English
and German, are also prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad, the proven ability to gain and to lead cooperative research projects and third-party funding,
and an empirical and/or methodological focus on Comparative Political Economy from an inter- or transdisciplinary perspective are expected.
Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career option for tenure track faculty from Assistant
Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply.
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM Munich Dual
Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. MDCO gives assistance for relocation and integration of new
professors, their partners and accompanying family members.
TUM is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.
Application documents should be presented in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Appointment and Career System are available on
Please send your application no later than December 7, 2018 to the Dean of the TUM School of Governance, Prof. Eugénia da Conceiçao-Heldt,
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