Professor in » Bio-based Composite Materials «

Updated: 3 months ago

11.05.2023, Professuren

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in » Bio-based Composite Materials « W3 Associate or Full Professor; to begin as soon as possible.

Scientific environment

The professorship is located at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability, an interdisciplinary campus for sustainability developments.


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 bio-based composite materials with a focus on materials science and engineering from renewable resources, natural and bio-based composite materials and processing of materials, for example in (bio-)polymer processing. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs Biogenic Materials, Technology of Biogenic Resources and Biomass Technology.


We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, relative to the relevant career level (please for further information).  

A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected, as well as commitment to interdisciplinary research, proven ability to acquire and lead cooperative research projects (DFG, EU, AiF) and develop strategic concepts for materials development from renewable resources. Experience in industrial production is desired.

Our Offer

Based on the best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career path for tenure track faculty from a permanent position as Associate Professor on to Full Professor. The regulations of the 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 TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits.

The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application

TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications and scientific performance as other candidates 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 at . Here you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application no later than 15 June 2023 to the Rector of TUM Campus Straubing, Prof. Volker Sieber via our recruitment portal:


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