The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of
in » Wood Science and Functionalization«
W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate Professor; to begin as soon as possible.
The professorship will be assigned to the Department of Life Science Engineering at the TUM School of Life Sciences. The interdisciplinary campus Freising-Weihenstephan offers services and core facilities such as the Venture Lab Food/Agro/Biotech, the Center for Advanced Light Microscopy (CALM), the BayBioMS Mass Spectrometry Facility, the Plant Technology Center, the NGS@TUM Sequencing Facility and the Xylothek, a unique collection of wood samples. Active participation in the Wood Research Munich (HFM) and in interdisciplinary collaborations such as TUM.wood as well as planned initiatives for collaborative research centers is expected and supported.
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as supervision and promotion of early career scientists. We are looking for an expert in the research field of wood science with a focus on an improved understanding of wood diversity with respect to the functional relationships between wood structure (incl. xylogenesis, anatomy and chemical composition) and the resulting properties. An additional focus is on the functionalization of wood (surfaces) and wood biopolymers in order to develop innovative applications. Teaching tasks include participation in the university’s bachelor and master programs, especially in the fields of forestry and wood sciences as well as resource management.
We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, relative to the relevant career level (please see www.tum.de/en/faculty-recruiting-faq/ for further information).
A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, including the capability to teach in German & English, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.
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 www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. 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 17th October 2023 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences, Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, via our recruitment portal: www.recruit.tum.de