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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in "Precision Agriculture"

Technische Universität München (TUM). München, 03.05.2018

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

Tenure Track Assistant Professor
in »Precision Agriculture«

to begin as soon as possible. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track option to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor).

Scientific environment
The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and will be cross-appointed to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Responsibilities
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 precision agriculture with a focus on at least one of the following topics: robotics in agricultural or horticultural plant production, computer modelling and simulation of plant populations, plant-environment interaction and their control, sensor fusion and vertical farming applications. The successful candidate will establish an internationally visible research program at the interface between agricultural and horticultural sciences, mechanical engineering as well as electrics, electronics and/or information technology. The teaching load includes courses in the university‘s bachelor and master programs, in particular in the agricultural and horticultural sciences.

Qualifications
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. The applicants may have university and/or industry experience. 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 are expected to be fully committed to collaborate with the department‘s theoretical and experimental groups, to interact with related groups in the greater Munich research area and to participate in interdisciplinary research collaborations.

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 Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available on http://www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting.

Please send your application no later than 15th June 2018 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Prof. Thomas Becker, Email: dekanat@wzw.tum.de.

Bewerbungsschluss: 15.06.2018