Professor in Earth System Modelling

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Taufkirchen, Bayern (DE)
23 Jun 2020
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09 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of

Professor in » Earth System Modelling «

W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin in summer 2021.

Scientific environment

The professorship belongs to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy. Our aim is to become the leading European institution in the field of Aerospace and Geodesy. From new transport systems to communication and satellite technology to observing and measuring our planet with unprecedented precision: In interaction with the geodetic disciplines, aerospace is becoming a "mission earth", which will take the mobility on and above the earth into new dimensions and will radically change our everyday life ( Research and teaching activities benefit from the scientific environment of different TUM departments and Integrative Research Centers as well as from cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Munich Aerospace and other research institutions. The professorship will be located at the Ludwig Boelkow Campus in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn in the south of Munich, which is also home to world-renowned industry.


The responsibilities of TUM professors include research, teaching and the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of Earth System Modelling with a focus on numerical-physical modelling of the Earth system and (further) development of an integrated Earth system model. The professorship will work at the interface to climate sciences.

Teaching duties include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs and especially in the master program „Earth-Oriented Space Science and Technology“. We expect participation in conception and implementation of new study programs.


We are looking for a candidate with an university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, who has demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, regarding the relevant career level.

International scientific experience during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase is expected. The successful candidate shows pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English.

Candidates should possess a full commitment to acquire and lead cooperative research projects (BMBF, DFG, EU etc.) as well as a proven ability and experience in research or science management.

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.

TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant re-search environment of the Greater Munich Area. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions as well as a sustainable pension scheme.

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 pro-fessors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available on Here, you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application in English no later than August 9, 2020 to the Managing Director of the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, Dr.-Ing. Michael Klimke, Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1, 82024 Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn (Germany). Email address for applications:


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