Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Data Science

Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics
Start date
as soon as possible
Application deadline
15 Feb 2022
Payment grade
W2 (6 years/tenure track)

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 abroad 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) (6 years/tenure track) of Data Science commencing as soon as possible.

This position will be located at the Institute of Statistics. The Institute is looking for excellent applicants who conduct research and teaching in the new field of data science - closely related to statistical modeling. Of particular interest are machine learning, interpretability of models, fairness, causal inference, graphical models, quantification of uncertainty and probabilistic modeling. Active participation in the Elite Data Science Master's program is expected. In addition, participation in the Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML) and the Statistical Consulting Laboratory (StaBLab) is expected.

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 six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent positionpending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitudeand 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 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 offemale 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.


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, a research summary and three to five relevant publications, only in electronic form as a single pdf-file, not bigger as 10MB, to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität München using the following Link no later than 15 February 2022.

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