Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Urban Productive Ecosystems

Technical University of Munich



The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Urban Productive Ecosystems « to begin as soon as possible. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor). The professorship is funded by the Federal Tenure Track Programme.


Scientific environment

The professorship belongs to the Research Departments Plant Sciences and/or Ecology and Ecosystem Management within the TUM School of Life Sciences.



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 urban forestry, urban agriculture/farming, and/or urban horticulture with a focus on exploring the structure-function relationships in urban productive ecosystems, their role in the urban metabolism and provision of ecosystem services. The new professorship is expected to devise strategies for the development of sustainable productive urban ecosystems. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.



We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for internationally competitive, independent research. 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.


Our Offer

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.

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.


Your Application

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 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 on 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 June 23, 2019 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Prof. Thomas Becker, Alte Akademie 8, 85354 Freising. Email address for applications: dekanat@wzw.tum.de.

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