The Technical University of Munich (TUM)
invites applications for the position of
in » Wood Formation and Diversity «
to begin as soon as possible. The position is a W2 fixed-term (6 year) tenure-track professorship with the possibility of promotion to a tenured W3.
The professorship will be assigned to the Department of Life Science Engineering at the TUM School of Life Sciences. The interdisciplinary campus Freising-Weihenstephan provides shared services and core facilities such as the Plant Technology Center with state-of-the art climate chambers, the Center of Advanced Light Microscopy (CALM), the BayBioMS mass spectrometry facility, the NGS@TUM sequencing facility and the Xylotheque, a unique collection of wood specimens. The TUM School of Life Sciences supports participation in interdisciplinary collaborations such as TUM.wood as well as planned initiatives for Collaborative Research Centers.
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of xylogenesis with a focus on the molecular processes that determine the diversity of wood, as it is present today, in function and properties, and that mediate the influence of environmental factors such as climate change or silvicultural management on xylogenesis. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, especially in the fields of dendrology, wood anatomy, wood quality and technology as well as utilization lines of wood.
We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international level. A university degree and an
outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected (please see
for further information). We are looking for a candidate who is willing to work on traditional as well as novel model systems and who will apply cutting-edge methods in molecular biology, biochemistry and related fields.
Based on the best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career path for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply.
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits.
The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.
TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications and
scientific performance as other candidates will be given preference. Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and
detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available at
. Here you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.
Please send your application no later than April 25th, 2023
to the Dean of the TUM School of Life Sciences
, Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner via our recruitment portal: