Post-Doctoral Researcher (m/f/x) (junior researcher/full-time)

Faculty of Business Administration - Munich School of Management - Institute for Accounting and Control
Start date
starting from September, 2021 (or later)
Application deadline
30 Jun 2021
Contract duration
limited to 3 years, with the option of an extension.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) is one of the most renowned and largest universities in Germany. LMU School of Management is a leading faculty of business research and teaching. The Institute for Accounting and Control (Prof. Dr. Christian Hofmann) is part of LMU’s Accounting Cluster.

We are excited to be part of the trans-regional Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 266 “Accounting for Transparency” funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG). As a team of more than 80 senior and junior researchers, we conduct a broad and ambitious research program into the determinants and consequences of corporate transparency in markets and society.

Tasks and responsibilities

Your position
You will contribute to a new research field at the Accounting Cluster, which addresses topics related to Sustainability Reporting. In particular, we intend to examine corporate sustainability reporting practices and management controls for sustainability. As part of the network, you will be building your research portfolio and working towards high-impact publications. When applying for the post-doctoral position, you can pursue the German postdoctoral degree “Habilitation” from LMU. The position is limited to three years with a possible extension of a further three years. The position is non tenure track. If all the requirements of civil service law are met, you can be appointed as a temporary civil servant, otherwise on a TV-L E13 pay grade appointment. There is the possibility of part-time employment.You conduct research at the highest level, which is strongly interrelated with the research fields of the Institute. Hereby, you cooperate with Professor Hofmann and the Institute team.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • You present your research on international conferences and workshops.
  • You act as a mentor for the Institute’s doctoral students.
  • The contractual teaching obligation is 5 course hours/week.


  • You have an interest in the research fields of the Institute.
  • You have very good English language skills.
  • You have the ability to work in a team, an independent way of working, and a high level of commitment.
  • You are looking forward to a collaboration in a creative environment.
  • You have an excellent Master degree in Business Economics or Economics.
  • You have completed a doctorate in business administration or related field of study (e.g. economics).
  • You have initial publication experience with these or similar fields.


Your Team at LMU
We are a highly motivated team and conduct research on incentive and control problems within firms. To analyze our research questions we apply analytical approaches relying on agency theory as well as empirical approaches, including archival work, field studies, and surveys. We set high standards for ourselves in research as well as teaching: We intend to present our research on international conferences and workshops and publish our papers in leading scientific journals in order to advance our knowledge in research and practice. In our lectures, we aim at inspiring our students for our subject and provide them with the best education for their future professional objectives. Your employment offers you the opportunity to work on a broad range of topics and methodologies, which optimally prepares you for a scientific career.

Being employed at our Institute provides you with an interesting and responsible work including excellent training and development opportunities. We are strongly connected with practice via joint research projects as well as lectures. The Institute is an active part of the Accounting Cluster ACT@LMU. Your workplace is centrally located in Munich (LMU main campus) and is very easy to reach with public transport. For further information on our institute please have a look at our homepage.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

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


Please send your meaningful application documents via e-mail in electronic form (PDF) with the subject “Application Research Assistant”. The application deadline is June 30, 2021.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Christian Hofmann.


Where knowledge is everything. Become part of LMU Munich!

LMU researchers work at the highest level on the great questions affecting people, society, culture, the environment and technology — supported by experts in administration, IT and tech.

LMU offers state-of-the-art research infrastructure, an outstanding international network, attractive career opportunities and a broad spectrum of continuing personal development programs. In doing so, LMU supports its members in nurturing their talents and helping to shape their working environment.

In the course of your application for an open position at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München, you will be required to submit personal information. Please be sure to refer to our data protection guidelines — in accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP) which concerns the collection and processing of personal data — as well as our LMU Privacy Policy. By submitting your application, you confirm that you have read and understood our data protection guidelines and privacy policy and that you agree to your data being processed in accordance with the selection process.

What are you looking for?