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University Professorship (m/f/d) in Empirical Public Administration and Comparative Public Policy

University Professorship (m/f/d) in Empirical Public Administration and Comparative Public Policy


We strive for universality, diversity and interdisciplinarity. With more than 28,000 students, three Clusters of Excellence, 5,000 members of staff, over 150 institutes and an outstanding infrastructure, Leibniz University Hannover offers an innovative environment for top-level education and research in a comprehensive range of subjects.

The Institute of Political Science and the Faculty of Humanities invite applications for the following position of salary scale W3 NBesO starting 1st April 2025: University Professorship (m/f/d) in Empirical Public Administration and Comparative Public Policy

The Position

  • Publishes regularly in peer-reviewed SSCI journals
  • Applies successfully for competitive external research funds
  • Participates actively in collaborative research project applications of the Institute for Political Science and the Faculty
  • Participates in the upcoming further development of the degree programs and in academic self-governance

Your Profile

  • Visible profile in political science and administration through relevant publications
  • Established record of publications in peer-reviewed SSCI journals
  • Successful applications for competitive external research funding, ideally also with regard to collaborative funding
  • Research approach theory-driven and empirical in nature on high methodological level
  • Research focus in at least one part of the denomination. Researchers focusing on public policy should cover this comparatively
  • Ability to co-operate with existing research at the Institute of Political Science and the Faculty
  • International co-operations and experiences
  • Excellent teaching evaluations and ability to teach in English

What we can offer you

LUH offers excellent working conditions in a vibrant scientific community combined with an exceptional standard of living in a modern city surrounded by nature. In addition, LUH provides numerous opportunities for further education and training as well as many services to support families. The Dual Career Service at LUH is aimed at the partners of newly-appointed professors and provides support with career perspectives in Hannover and the surrounding region. As a central point of contact for international researchers, the Welcome Centre provides information on non-academic queries concerning your stay in Hannover.

Leibniz University Hannover promotes equal opportunities, diversity and a balance between work and family life (Equal Opportunities Office). For this reason, female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Furthermore, we welcome applications from international researchers. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities (Representative for employees with disabilities). Upon request, part-time employment is possible.

Further information

Candidates aged 50 or over at the intended time of appointment who do not already have civil servant status in Germany will be employed as regular members of staff.

General duties and employment requirements are specified in § 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG). For detailed information on employment requirements, please contact the Appointment Matters department.


Please submit your documents by 26th July 2024 exclusively via the appointment portal of Leibniz University Hannover at:


For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Dominic Nyhuis (phone: +49 (0)511 762-4685, email: d.nyhuis@ipw.uni-hannover.de).

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