The Chair for Empirical Political Research at the Institute of Political Science at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU) is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral scholar & researcher (‘Assistant Professor’, Full time max. 6 years) in March 2018 or September 2018.

The ideal candidate should have a range of statistical skills, including excellent knowledge of design based causal inference methods for observational data, program evaluation techniques and/or (field-/survey-/lab-)experimental methods. She or he should have a strong interest in political science / political economy / public policy applications. A successful candidate is expected to publish in international academic journals. She or he should develop and direct projects and attract research grants.

Teaching load is 2 courses per semester.

Research projects at the chair are related to: inferential network analysis (arms trade networks), security/defense, intrastate conflicts, energy, and electoral and survey research – see The chair closely collaborates with the Statistics Department at LMU.


·  Completed (or close to completion) PhD in political science or closely related field

·  Research interests in quantitative political methodology with applications in international relations or comparative political science

·  As an equal opportunity employer, LMU particularly encourages applications from women and persons with disabilities.

Applications should include:

·  a CV

·  a writing sample

·  the names of two references

Questions regarding the post-doctoral research position can be addressed to Prof. Paul W. Thurner (  Please send applications

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2018.

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