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Tenure Track Assistant Professorship (W2) "Health and Prevention"
Published(258 days ago)
Deadline for applications(230 days ago)
Technical University of Munich (TUM)München
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
»Health and Prevention«
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 Department of Sport and Health Sciences. The candidate is expected to integrate into the research program of
the Department of Sport and Health Sciences and to work in close collaboration with other TUM departments. Depending on the research focus,
establishing cooperation with the TUM School of Medicine in relation to physical and psychological health, with the TUM School of Governance
in relation to public health policy-making, or with the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan in relation to human nutrition for healthy
and physically active lifestyles 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 health and prevention with a focus on lifestyle-related factors and physical activity across the lifespan of individuals from
a health, social, or nutritional sciences perspective. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs explicitly
in the newly established bachelor and master programs Health Science and Sport Science. The teaching portfolio should cover interdisciplinary
aspects of prevention and health (considering the biopsychosocial model) and apply innovative concepts in pedagogy and didactics.
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.
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 Appointment and Career System are available on:
Please send your application no later than October 31, 2017 to the
Dean of TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Prof. Ansgar Schwirtz, Email: