PhD / Postdoc

Employment as PhD student

Are you interested in a position as PhD student at the Chair of Sport and Health Management? If you fulfill the formal prerequisites for a doctorate at the TUM, you can apply either for a vacant position or you can send your unsolicited application.

PhD with a scholarship

Are you being supported in obtaining your PhD by your company or a sponsoring institution, and are you interested in obtaining your PhD at the Chair of Sport and Health Management? If you meet the formal prerequisites for a doctorate at TUM, we are looking forward to your unsolicited application.


Did you finish your PhD in the fields of sport or health management, and would you like to continue your scientific career as a postdoc? We are looking forward to your unsolicited application and we are willing to support you in obtaining funding if there is no vacant position at the Chair of Sport and Health Management. Being a postdoc means that you have a very high motivation to do high-quality research and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Having a postdoc position may go along with a Habilitation. 


Please contact Prof. Dr. Jörg Königstorfer via email or phone.


PhD students and postdocs should:

  • Enjoy working empirically
  • Have an international focus and be open towards different cultures
  • Be motivated to publish in renowned scientific journals
  • Make innovative findings available to companies and other stakeholders
  • Be curious and willing to learn new things, as well as to share knowledge



Matching interests and networking

You can pursue your PhD either in association with the TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences or at the TUM School of Management. As a doctorate, you will become part of the TUM Graduate School and you will take part in group meetings held regularly at the department (in English). Your PhD studies will be actively supported. In the context of international collaborations and cooperations with companies, you will learn how to work in a team. Furthermore, you will get the chance to improve your methodological skills during your PhD. We further support that you stay at one of our renown partner universities from abroad in order to conduct research there.