Professorship (W2) of Cellular Microbiology

Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
13 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences. 

The Faculty of Biology invites applications for a

Professorship (W2)  (6 years/tenure track) of Cellular Microbiology

commencing as soon as possible. 

Applicants shall have an outstanding research record in cellular microbiology. Comprehensive knowledge in light microscopy and image analyses is desirable. The successful candidate shall strengthen the ongoing interdisciplinary efforts to analyze the spatio-temporal dynamics in prokaryotic model organisms (CRC/TRR174) as well as in the field of Synthetic Biology (GRK2962). The establishment of internationally competitive extramurally funded research projects is expected.  

The Faculty of Biology is located in the Biocenter of the High-Tech Campus Martinsried, together with other Life Sciences at LMU Munich, the Max-Planck-Society and the Helmholtz-Center Munich. Within the Faculty of Biology core facilities for Genomics, Bioanalytics, Electron Microscopy and Light Microscopy, Proteomics and Metabolomics are available. 

Teaching in the Bachelor and Master programmes at the Faculty of Biology as well as in the microbiology training of medical students is required.  

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career. 

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met. 

Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program” in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.  

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.  

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference. 

Please upload your application under the link comprising a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a brief summary of present and future research interests, proof of teaching experience, a maximum of five selected reprints and copies of relevant documents (addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Prof. Dr. Dario Leister, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Groflhaderner Str. 2, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany) as an electronic file (together with the completed submission form on the website before July 21, 2019.