Tenure Track Assistant Professorship Associated with MPG Research Group Leader Position

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is the first university in Germany to reinforce its recruitment policy with a comprehensive tenure track system. Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM FACULTY TENURE TRACK offers performance-based academic career options for high-potential early-career scientists, from the appointment as Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor and on to Full Professor. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) and TUM have developed a joint career program: Successful candidates for a Max Planck Research Group Leader position – see job advertisement of MPG – are invited to apply for a position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor at TUM with doctorate granting rights and career options according to the TUM Faculty Tenure Track system. Therefore, the Technical University of Munich awards TUM Tenure Track Assistant Professorships associated with MPG Research Group Leader Positions in all areas of TUM’s research and teaching portfolio.

The initial appointment to Assistant Professor (W2 position) will be for 6 years on leave. During this period, the candidate is expected to perform top-level research at the chosen Max Planck Institute and to establish fruitful collaborations with relevant research groups at TUM. After positive evaluation at TUM in the final year, the candidate is tenured to Associate Professor (W3 position).

Candidates should be committed to excellence in undergraduate / graduate teaching and in supervising PhD students. Teaching assignments can include courses at TUM in special subject areas as well as basic courses, and at International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS). Teaching load for Assistant Professors at TUM is 5 contact hours per week per semester (SWS).

To be appointed Professor at TUM, the requirements according to Article 7 and 10 III Bavarian Remuneration Act apply. For detailed information about working conditions and about TUM FACULTY TENURE TRACK, please see

TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications. TUM Munich Dual Career Office provides support for dual career couples and families.

The initial selection procedure will be carried out by MPG. Candidates chosen for the position of MPG Research Group Leader may subsequently pass through TUM’s selection procedure.

For detailed information about the advertised positions and for the application form please see

The deadline for applications is October 17, 2019.