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Professor in "Physics Education"
Technische Universität München (TUM)
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the
in » Physics Education «
to begin as soon as possible. This position is a W2 fixed-term position
(6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor)
or a tenured W3 (Associate) position.
The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Education (EDU) and is
affiliated with the TUM Department of Physics. EDU is one of Germany's
most innovative institutions for teacher education and educational
research. We offer bachelor's and master's programs for pre-service
teachers in vocational schools and secondary schools ("Gymnasium"). We
cooperate with most departments of the Technical University of Munich
and collaborate with a vast network of schools in the Munich area. EDU
as well as the Department of Physics provide an excellent study environment
at the cutting edge of scientific research and hands-on experience.
The Department of Physics is one of the internationally most renowned
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 physics education with an empirical and quantitative focus. The teaching
load includes courses in the university's bachelor and master programs
explicitly in the educational teaching of future physics teachers on the basis
of different teaching methods. The candidate is expected in particular to
develop an internationally visible science profile in physics education, which
takes into account recent developments in physics, education, and society
as well as the quality of teaching in schools. The candidate should represent
responsibly the full breadth of the subject matter of physics education, and
should participate in teaching activities concerning the interdisciplinary
aspects of physics education, and the preparation and support of training
programs in schools. Furthermore the candidate is expected to take part in
the development and implementation of a concept for science and teaching,
which supports the contents and methods within physics education for
vocational and secondary teacher education.
We are looking for candidates with advanced scientific experience, proven
by achievements in research and teaching at the highest international
standards, according to the relevant career level. 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. The
acquisition of a qualification, which is demanded for physics education
in schools, and teaching experience in schools or another comparable
educational institution for three years should be proven. The candidate
should be able to lead cooperative research projects based on external
funding and to develop a strategic teaching approach. Candidates with
experience in attracting external funding are particularly welcome.
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. TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common
interface for scientific interaction. 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.
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 professors. These guidelines and detailed
information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are
available on www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here, you will also find TUM's
information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the
Please send your application no later than 21 June 2020 to the Dean of
the TUM School of Education, Prof. Kristina Reiss, Technical University of
Munich, Marsstraße 20-22, 80335 Munich, Email address for applications: email@example.com For questions regarding the Department of Physics, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org