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Department of Aerospace and Geodesy (LRG)

Collective call for applications: Tenure Track Assistant Professors

24.01.2019, Professuren

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for four positions at the newly founded Department of Aerospace and Geodesy as Tenure Track Assistant Professors in 1. eAviation: Propulsion & Power Systems 2. Future Air & Ground Mobility: Disruptive Concepts such as Air Taxis & Hyperloop 3. Space Transportation Systems: Small & Medium-Size Launchers 4. Big Geospatial Data Management: Analysis, Interpretation & Interoperability to begin as soon as possible. The positions are W2 fixed-term positions (6 years) with tenure track to tenured W3 positions (Associate Professor). The professorships are funded by the Federal Tenure Track Programme.

Scientific environment

The professorships belong to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy and will be located at the Ludwig Bölkow Campus Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen near Munich. The department merges TUM's traditional aerospace research activities with satellite navigation, earth observation and basic geodetic disciplines. In cooperation with other successful engineering and natural science departments of TUM, it will be one of the leading institutions within Europe. For further information please refer to www.lrg.tum.de.


The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. A special focus is directed to the representation and further development of the mentioned research areas at TUM and within the scientific community to create future benchmarks. Detailed profiles of the professorships can be found on the website. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, explicitly in the German-French Double-Degree Program “Aerospace Systems Engineering”, to strengthen the axis Munich-Toulouse.


We are looking for candidates who have 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, preferably in an interdisciplinary environment. Additionally, the positions require innovation potential and skills in the development of strategic research concepts as well as the acquisition of third-party funds.

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. The new location in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen offers strategic alliances with e.g. the “Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG)”, Airbus, Siemens, “Bauhaus Luftfahrt”, Munich Aerospace and the Bundeswehr University Munich. Additionally, collaborations with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen offers great opportunities for internationally visible, cutting-edge research at the interface to industrial applications. 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 www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here, you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application in English no later than March 8, 2019 to the Managing Director of the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, Dr.-Ing. Michael Klimke, Technical University of Munich, Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich (Germany)
E-Mail address for applications (as one single pdf-file): dekanat@lrg.tum.de

Kontakt: dekanat@lrg.tum.de

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