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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in "Precision Agriculture"
Published(104 days ago)
Deadline for applications(61 days ago)
Technische Universität München (TUM)München
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
in »Precision Agriculture«
to begin as soon as possible. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track option to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor).
The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and will be cross-appointed to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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 precision agriculture with a focus on at least one of the following topics: robotics in agricultural or
horticultural plant production, computer modelling and simulation of plant populations, plant-environment interaction and their control,
sensor fusion and vertical farming applications. The successful candidate will establish an internationally visible research program at
the interface between agricultural and horticultural sciences, mechanical engineering as well as electrics, electronics and/or information
technology. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, in particular in the agricultural and
We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest
international standards. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification as well as pedagogical
aptitude, including the ability to teach in English, are also prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.
We expect competencies in research management, leadership and interdisciplinary cooperation as well as a track record in securing third-party
funding. The successful candidate will actively cooperate within the research department and essentially contribute to strengthening cooperation
between the related TUM schools and departments (the School of Life Sciences, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering). The successful candidate is requested to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation and dissemination
activities within the Hans Eisenmann-Centre for Agricultural Sciences.
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 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. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and additional social benefits. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office
(MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. MDCO gives assistance for relocation and integration
of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.
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 TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and
detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available on
Please send your application no later than June 15, 2018 to the
Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Prof. Thomas Becker, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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