Postdoctoral Position in Strategy, Organization and Technology (m/f/x)

Faculty of Business Administration - Munich School of Management - Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization (ISTO)
Start date
upon mutual agreement, possibly no later than 15th September 2022
Application deadline
31 May 2022
Remuneration group
TV-L E13
Contract duration
fixed-term appointment for two years, with possibility of extension

The LMU School of Management is a leading faculty of business research and teaching. The Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization (ISTO) at the LMU Munich School of Management is inviting applications for our Postdoctoral Position in Strategy, Organization and Technology (full-time 100%, standard German pay scale, TV-L E13).

Tasks and responsibilities

The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary and international research group comprising management and economics scholars. You will proactively engage in developing ambitious research projects, publish in top academic journals, and contribute to the teaching excellence of the institute. The successful candidate will also take an active role in collaborating with the faculty and PhD students and stimulate the development of the department.


You have completed (or are about to complete) a doctoral degree in a relevant field, have demonstrated outstanding research potential through excellent dissertation research, and enjoy working in diverse and interdisciplinary teams. Ideally, you are working on or are interested in strategic and organizational issues in digital markets, especially platforms and their ecosystems. Your work will draw on quantitative firm- or individual-level data, and some prior exposure to economic models is an advantage.


The position is a fixed-term appointment for two years, with a possibility of extension pending successful evaluation. The starting date for the appointment can be set upon mutual agreement, but we would want you to begin no later than 15th September 2022.

Candidates are encouraged to apply for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship if eligible. A conversion to an indefinite position (tenure track) is not possible.

ISTO offers a dynamic and international environment, with research and travel budget available for the members of the institute. We are involved in several large-scale research projects with national and international partners. ISTO also participates in the Organizations Research Group (ORG), running a regular seminar series and hosting leading international scholars. Our senior faculty are strongly committed to supporting postdoctoral researchers in their ongoing and future research. This has resulted in publications in leading academic journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science and Marketing Science, and successful placement of our postdoctoral researchers on the international academic job market. Prior placements of our alumni include Bocconi University, Copenhagen Business School, IE Madrid, Rotterdam School of Management, Imperial College London, Amsterdam Business School, among others.

Your workplace is centrally located in Munich and is very easy to reach by public transport. LMU Munich provides newly appointed academics with various types of support, including welcome services.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer and committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty. We encourage female candidates to apply.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

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


Your application (in English only) should include:

  • Statement of motivation (max. one page)
  • CV with publication list
  • Contacts details of two referees
  • Job market paper (if available)
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts.

Please submit your complete application as one single PDF file by email to Mrs. Jennie Humphreys.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2022.

Interviews are scheduled to be held in the second half of June/early July 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Tobias Kretschmer.


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