The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for
3 Professorships in Politics and Technology
to begin as soon as possible. We are hiring on all career levels (W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor, with tenure track to W3, or tenured W3, Associate or Full Professor). Applications are invited in the following research areas:
Political Theory and Philosophy
Governance, Diversity and Algorithms
The professorships will be assigned to the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy and the TUM School of Social Sciences & Technology (SOT).
Anchored in a unique founding history aimed at strengthening democratic education and the rule of law in post-war Germany, the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy has been an independent institution at the Technical University of Munich since 2014. The strategic integration of and interplay between political science and the technical and natural sciences are at the core of this exceptional interdisciplinary research and teaching environment. Professorships in focus areas such as data and society, governance, political economy, and sustainability (incl. health) engage in diverse research, teaching, and outreach activities. They aim to explore current political issues, complex international interdependencies, and the opportunities and challenges of technological and science-driven innovations in society.
The TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology (SOT) brings together an international community of researchers and educators from the fields of governance, educational science, and science & technology studies. It enhances the role of social sciences through interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach as an integral part of TUM’s commitment to Human-Centered Engineering. It offers a unique intellectual environment committed to the public interest, social justice, and an inclusive culture of learning and exploration in an interdisciplinary setting to understand, evaluate, and shape some of the world’s biggest societal challenges and their interaction with technological transformations.
The responsibilities include research and teaching, as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint experts in the above-mentioned research areas who will introduce and develop innovative ways to accelerate the School’s mission of addressing some of the most pressing public interest challenges of our time and achieving social impact. This could be through cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship, innovative political and/or social science methods, or public policy engagement. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the School’s bachelor’s and master’s programs, offerings in programs at other TUM Schools, and engagement in doctoral and lifelong learning programs. We also expect the professorships to enhance the close collaboration between the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy and TUM and actively contribute to public engagement and outreach activities, for instance, in the context of the TUM Think Tank.
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, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected. In particular, candidates must be committed to collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching at the intersection of politics, society, science, and technology issues. Additionally, candidates should possess strong methodological skills, preferably with a background in quantitative methods, and be willing to contribute to methods-teaching. We welcome applications from individuals who can contribute – and ideally combine – diverse perspectives, backgrounds, disciplines, and methodologies to enrich the research areas mentioned previously.
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 in 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 persons with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of generally equivalent suitability, aptitude and professional performance.
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 submit your application by 12 March 2024 via the recruitment portal: www.recruit.tum.de.