Name of Post: Tenure Track Assistant Professor,

Branch: Comparative Political Economy,

University: Technical University of Munich,

About the University:

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence.TUM is the supporting University of the Hochschule für Politik München (HfP), and this is why the open dialogue between policymakers, 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.

About the Post:

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.


The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the support and promotion of early-career scientists. Candidate should be 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 order 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.


The candidate who has demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international standards is being sought. 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. 

TUM Offers:

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. 

How to Apply:

TUM is an equal opportunity employer. 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 here. 


Please send your application no later than December 7, 2018, to the Dean of the TUM School of Governance, Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt through E-Mail.