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Tenure Track Assistant Professorship "Healthy Ageing and Physical Activity"
Published(499 days ago)
Deadline for applications(447 days ago)
Technical University of Munich (TUM)München
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Healthy Ageing and Physical Activity «
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 is funded by the Federal Tenure Track Programme.
The professorship belongs to the TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences. Establishing multidisciplinary connections both within the
Department of Sport and Health Sciences and to other TUM Departments (e.g. to the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Informatics,
Architecture and/or to the TUM Schools of Education, Governance, Life Sciences) is expected.
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 physical activity in the elderly, considering important dimensions and their determinants of the biopsychosocial
model of health. The focus should be on physical activity-related determinants of healthy ageing and development of strategies for
long-term health at a higher age. Coordination and implementation of cross-disciplinary research (in particular intervention studies)
in the area of healthy ageing are expected. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs,
explicitly in the B.Sc. programs Health Science and Sport Science as well as in the M.Sc. program Health Science - Prevention and Health Promotion.
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. Applicants should have experience in intervention studies as well as experience in cross-disciplinary research on physical
activity in the elderly, taking into account at least one important dimension of the biopsychosocial model. A research focus on, or
in close connection to, the life sciences is expected.
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 April 30, 2018 to the
Dean of the Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Prof. Ansgar Schwirtz, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.