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Professorship in Agrimechatronics

Technical University of Munich (TUM). München, 07.12.2017

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

Professor in

W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track option to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin as soon as possible.
Scientific environment
The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and will be cross-appointed to the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The professorship is endowed by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Maschinenbaus mbH.
The responsibilities include research, teaching and the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of agrimechatronics with a focus on process chains in a networked agriculture by embedding state-of-the-art machines, software, control and feedback systems as well as electrical drivers (Smart Farming). The professorship will mainly deal with problems related to agricultural engineering but will also integrate aspects of electrics, electronics, robotics and sensor technology. The successful candidate will establish an internationally visible research program at the interfaces between agricultural sciences and mechanical engineering as well as digitalisation.
Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, in particular in the agricultural sciences.
We are looking for a candidate with a 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.
We expect in particular competencies in research management, leadership and interdisciplinary cooperation as well as a track record in securing third-party funding relevant to the specific career level. The successful candidate will actively cooperate within the research department and essentially contribute to strengthening cooperation between the related TUM schools and departments (the School of Life Sciences, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering). The successful candidate is requested to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation and dissemination activities within the Hans-Eisenmann-Centre for agricultural sciences.
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. 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.
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 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 06th January 2018 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Prof. Thomas Becker, Email:

Bewerbungsschluss: 06.01.2018