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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in "Precision Agriculture"
Technische Universität München (TUM)
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
The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Life Sciences
Weihenstephan and will be cross-appointed to the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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
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.
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.
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
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:firstname.lastname@example.org.