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Vacancy - Research and Teaching Assistant / PhD Candidate (m/f/d)


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in Germany. The Institute for Innovation Management (IIM) at the Munich School of Management seeks to fill a position for a

Research and Teaching Assistant / PhD Candidate (m/f/d)
(Standard German pay scale, TV/L 13, 100%)

The position is initially for two years with an option to extend, with a starting date to be arranged based on mutual agreement, but earliest from March 2020.

Our Team

The Institute for Innovation Management (IIM) at the Munich School of Management, LMU Munich, conducts academically-rigorous and practically-relevant research and teaching in the domain of innovation management, building on our principal tenets of interdisciplinarity and multimethodology. We present our research at international conferences and publish in leading journals, offering access to an international research network.

As part of our team, candidates will conduct theory-based empirical research in the domain of innovation management and entrepreneurship in close collaboration with Professor Spanjol and with other team members. Candidates will also gain experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars, and support students in thesis work.

Your Profile

You hold a superior academic record and Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Management, Marketing, Psychology, Sociology, Healthcare Management, or a field related to innovation management and entrepreneurship. Methodological experience in one or more techniques (e.g., experimental design and analysis, structural equation modeling, ethnography/netnography, or other) is highly desirable. Prior work experience in a related domain and research experience is advantageous.

You are intellectually curious, possess strong analytical capabilities, and a strong interest in conducting theoretically-grounded, managerially-meaningful empirical research in the domain of innovation management and entrepreneurship. You add to our team strong organizational skills, are proactive, able to work both independently and collaboratively, demonstrate perseverance through challenges, and possess excellent English communication skills (written and oral).

How to Apply

Please send your application with the following documents electronically to the below address:

  • Statement of motivation (max. one page, single-spaced)
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts
  • Any other relevant materials

Application materials should be submitted as one single PDF file and no later than December 15, 2019. In the case of essentially equal qualification, applicants with impairments will be given preference. We encourage women to apply. The option of part-time employment is available in principle.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jelena Spanjol
E-Mail: iim(at)