Junior Professorship (W1) (for a period of 3 years) of Social Data Science and Statistical Learning

Institution
Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics
Start date
commencing as soon as possible
Application deadline
4 Nov 2021
Payment grade
W1 (for a period of 3 years)

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 Junior Professorship (W1) (for a period of 3 years) of Social Data Science and Statistical Learning commencing as soon as possible.

The primary tasks of the successful candidate include contributing to the field of statistical learning and data science in social science with research and teaching. The successful candidate will conduct research at the intersection of statistics, computer science and empirical social science research by utilizing statistical learning and data intensive methods to solve social scientific research questions. Additional research areas include fairness and interpretability in machine learning.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, teaching skills at university level and an aptitude for an academic career, usually evidenced by the excellent quality of a doctoral degree. If the applicant was employed as a research assistant either before or after obtaining the doctoral degree, the entire duration of the period of employment and of the doctoral degree should not exceed six years.

The position is a fixed-term professorship for the duration of three years. Pending a positive evaluation, the position may be extended by another period of three years. A conversion to an indefinite position (tenure track) is not possible.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing 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.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.

Contact

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates, summary of teaching activities, as well as a list of publications and invited lectures, research statement and three to five relevant publications, only in electronic form as a single pdf-file, not bigger as 10 MB, to Prof. Dr. Peter Müller, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, using the following Link https://www.efv.verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de/md5 no later than November 14, 2021.

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