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 Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics invites applications for a Professorship (W2) (5 years/tenure track) of Data Science commencing on 1 October 2016.
The elite graduate program Data Science at LMU Munich, funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria, will begin in October 2016, see
Data Science as the science of extracting knowledge and information from data uses statistical and computer-based data analysis. The elite graduate program is carried out jointly by the Institutes of Informatics and Statistics at LMU Munich.
Within the graduate program, we invite applications for a W2 professorship. We are looking for a personality who researches and teaches both in informatics and statistics. An active participation in the graduate program Data Science is expected. Additionally, cooperation in the statistical consulting unit StaBLab and the Data Science Lab at LMU Munich are desirable.
LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.
The initial appointment will be for five years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position, pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude, and if all legal conditions are met.
Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.
LMU Munich provides 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 Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics, Prof. Dr. Andreas Rosenschon, Theresienstraße 39, 80333 Munich, Germany, no later than 29 June 2016. Please also send the application electronically to as one pdf-file not bigger than 10 MB.
For inquires please contact Prof. Dr. Göran Kauermann: