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Professor in Political Philosophy and Theory / Professor in Political Psychology

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    Mary Arnstein

    Professor in Political Philosophy and Theory / Professor in Political Psychology

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the positions of Professor in »Political Philosophy and Theory« We seek to appoint a scholar with an innovative and internationally recognized research agenda in po-litical philosophy and theory. The position is open to candidates with substantive focus within the broad field of political theory/philosophy, but we are especially interested in scholars with a back-ground in philosophy and technology and/or ethical aspects of the development of new technologies. We expect the successful candidate to integrate technological aspects into his/her teaching and re-search activities. Professor in »Political Psychology«

    We seek to appoint a scholar with a cutting edge, innovative, and internationally recognized research agenda in political psychology. The position is open to candidates with a research focus on the role of emotions in politics / international relations or policy responses to technological change. We expect the successful candidate to integrate these aspects into his/her teaching and research activities.

    Both appointments may be made at the W2 tenure track Assistant Professor level (with the possibility for promotion to a tenured W3 Associate position) or the tenured W3 Associate Professor level.

    Scientific environment The professorships belong to the Hochschule für Politik München (HfP) and its corresponding department, the TUM School of Governance (GOV). HfP promotes the open dialogue between policy makers, society, industry and engineering. The TUM School of Governance focuses, in particular, on the interaction between politics and policy, society, economic actors and interests, and technology. The Technical University of Munich, one of Germany’s leading research universities, provides a wealth of opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research collaborations, especially with colleagues across the natural sciences and engineering. 


    Responsibilities of the positions include research and teaching, as well as the supervision and mentorship of doctoral candidates and promotion of early-career post-doctoral scientists, and participation in departmental and university governance. Inter- or transdisciplinary approaches are considered an asset.


    We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, relative to the relevant career level (please see for further information).  A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.

    Our Offer

    Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career option for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply.

    TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. MDCO gives assistance for relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members. 

    Your Application

    TUM is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity at all ranks. We therefore especially encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, and members of other groups traditionally underrepresented in the academy. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications and scientific performance as other candidates will be given preference. Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available at, where applicants will also find additional information about the collection, processing, and protection of personal data that they provide as part of the application process.

    Please send your application by e-mail no later than 15.01.2021 to the Dean of the TUM School of Governance, Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt, Richard-Wagner-Straße 1, D-80333 München, Email:

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