Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Information Privacy in the Digital Economy

Faculty of Business Administration - Munich School of Management
Start date
1 Apr 2022
Application deadline
17 Dec 2021
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 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.

LMU Munich School of Management invites applications for a Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Information Privacy in the Digital Economy commencing on April 1st of 2022.

In research, the professorship is expected to focus on the opportunities and risks that arise for companies from the increasing availability of personal data. The way companies are embedded in society must also be taken into account. The professorship is part of the School’s “Information Systems & Digital Business” cluster, which currently has four other professorships. Connections to one of the four other clusters of the School of Management are desirable. In teaching, the professorship should contribute to the School's bachelor, master and doctoral programs, both through special courses and basic courses in the Information Systems field. Teaching should be held in English and - at least in the medium term - in German.

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 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 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.


Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications to: Prof. Martin Spann, Dean, Munich School of Management, LMU, Ludwigstr. 28, 80539 Munich, Germany, preferably via email (one PDF file, 10 MB max.) to, no later than 17th December of 2021.

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 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.

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