Tenure Track Assistant Professorships
initially pay-scale grade W2; commencing as soon as possible.
TUM awards up to ten Tenure Track Assistant Professorships to outstanding, high-potential young scientists who have already achieved a major scientific or technological breakthrough and who have the ambition of developing a new field of endeavor at TUM. Successful applicants have either already attracted an externally funded top-level research grant or are currently involved in the evaluation process for an externally funded top-level research grant covered by the Heisenberg Program (DFG), the Sofia Kovalevskaja Program (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), the Lichtenberg Program (Volkswagen Foundation), the ERC Program, the NIH Program or any comparative top-level program.
Applications are invited in the following areas of the TUM research portfolio:
- Computational Photonics
- Computational Biology
- Human Pain Research
- Cell Biology in Gastrointestinal Pathology
- Molecular Engineering at Functional Interfaces
- Urban Water Systems
The initial appointment covers a period of 6 years. After positive evaluation in the final year, the candidate is tenured on an Associate Professor level. In exceptional cases, the tenure evaluation may be initiated after a minimum of three years. Such cases will have to be justified by outstanding achievements of the candidate and when the candidate contributes to strategically shaping the university’s profile or if it is a prerequisite according to the funding programs.
Eligible candidates hold a doctorate, have established a strong track record in the postdoctoral phase, have substantial international experience, and have demonstrated pedagogical and personal aptitude. Family leave will be taken into consideration. Prerequisite to be appointed TUM Professor is a successful proposal in one of the above mentioned programs.