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Tenure Track Assistant Professorship » Plant-Insect Interactions «

Technical University of Munich (TUM). München, 10.07.2018

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

Tenure Track Assistant Professor
in »Plant-Insect Interactions«

to begin in summer semester 2019. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor).

Scientific environment
The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and is affiliated with the World Agricultural Systems Center - Hans Eisenmann-Forum. Within the TUM School of Life Sciences, the professorship will either belong to the Research Department Plant Sciences or to the Research Department Ecology and Ecosystem Management. The professorship is funded by the Federal Tenure Track Programme.

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 plant-insect interactions with a focus on an insect model system relevant to agriculture, horticulture or forestry. The research should lead to the development of concepts for sustainable pest control in crop production, horticulture and/or in forest systems. Methodologically, a combination of empirical field work with molecular and/or chemical ecological work is desirable. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs. Specifically, teaching of basics of plant-insect interactions, insect control, and biocontrol is expected.

We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international standards. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification as well as pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English, are also prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.

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

Please send your application no later than August 31, 2018 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Prof. Thomas Becker, Email:

Bewerbungsschluss: 31.08.2018