Upon decision of the Bavarian State Government, the "TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability"
is determined to become the key university hub focused on avant-garde Biosciences. Bioeconomy and Chemical
Biotechnology will play a major role both in teaching and research. The Technical University of Munich (TUM)
thus invites applications for
as W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track option to W3)
or W3 Associate/Full Professor - open rank mode
We seek to appoint outstanding experts in the following research areas:
- Bioprocess Engineering: Renewable resources, downstream processing, systems biology
- Microbiology: Industrial microbiology, synthetic biology, renewable resources
- Organic Chemistry and Microreaction Technology: Sustainable organic synthesis, development of organocatalysts and reaction engineering
The faculty positions belong to the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability and will be cross-appointed to the
TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan. This Campus provides a dynamic academic environment with a rapidly growing number of
faculty, students and staff, as well as laboratory and research facilities. Our aim is to make the campus the leading European
center in the field of Bioeconomy focusing on biomass utilization for chemical and material use, on environmentally sound
biotechnological and chemical conversion technologies, related economic, social and political aspects and frameworks. The
research and teaching activities benefit from the scientific environment of the TUM departments, many of which have potential
and promising cross-references to the field of Bioeconomy.
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. The teaching commitment
includes interdisciplinary bachelor and master courses, explicitly in the newly established program Chemical Biotechnology. The
program is under extension, with Bioeconomy and further technical BSc/MSc courses being planned to start in the next years.
We are looking for candidates with a university degree, an outstanding doctoral degree and additional qualification in academia
or industry. They should merit excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment,
regarding the relevant career level. Pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English, is mandatory.
Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career option
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. The new professors get involved into the fast-growing
Straubing Campus, with the chance to contribute to its development. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and performance-based
salary conditions and additional social benefits.
The professors to be recruited for the Straubing Campus are committed to take residence in that region. The TUM Munich Dual Career
Office provides career consulting to the partners of newly appointed faculty as well as relocation and integration services.
TUM is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications from disabled
persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.
Application documents should be presented in accordance with the guidelines covered by the TUM Appointment and Career System:
Please send your application no later than 30 June 2017
to Technical University of Munich - The President
· Arcisstraße 21 · D-80333 München (Germany) · Email: