Nominations and Self-Nominations Sought for the Position of Director (f/m/d) at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
The Institute invites nominations, including self-nominations, for a Director, who is expected to lead a research department at the Institute. While the specific area of expertise is open, the future Director’s unique, innovative and long-term research program should focus on the study of the economic foundations and implications of innovation processes.
Max Planck Directors should have a record of excellent research and successful leadership, the ability or potential to devise a long-term visionary strategy for their research, and the potential to make a substantial contribution to their Institute’s mission. They are also expected to develop collaborations with other departments at the Institute and other institutes within the society as well as other globally leading research organizations.
Research at the MPI for Innovation and Competition is focused on legal and economic studies of processes of innovation and competition (see website). Our mission is to understand the incentives, determinants and implications of innovation. Currently, the Institute has three departments, each led by one Director: The new Director will join the directorate as the successor to one of the three Directors (Dietmar Harhoff). The Institute offers outstanding infrastructure for studying innovation via the use of, e.g., large data in econometric studies as well as field and lab experiments. The working language is English.
The Institute is located in Munich, Germany, and has close collaborative links with both Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and the Technical University of Munich.
The Institute is part of the Max Planck Society, an independent non-governmental association dedicated to fundamental research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The Max Planck Society, an equal opportunities employer, is committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment and is particularly committed to increasing the number of women among its scientific leadership. Therefore, we strongly encourage nominations of qualified female researchers.
Nominations, including self-nominations, should be sent to: nominations(at)ip.mpg.de.
A nomination should include:
- The candidate’s name and current affiliation
- A brief motivational statement (200 words max.) specifying why you have nominated the candidate
Note that this call is part of the Institute’s scouting procedure; its purpose is to inform the Institute about possible candidates. The formal appointment procedure will follow. As a result of this call, a selection of (self-)nominated candidates will then be invited for a visit to the Institute in due time.
All nominations will be treated in the strictest confidence. We expect this call to remain open until midnight (CET) on Sunday, 18 September 2022.
Download the Call for Nominations and Self-Nominations: PDF