Professor in »Design Methodologies«

Updated: 18 days ago

04.05.2021, Professuren

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in »Design Methodologies« W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin as soon as possible.

Scientific environment

The professorship will be assigned to the Department of Architecture within the future School of Engineering and Design. The department is closely linked to the engineering disciplines. Our vision is to successfully link design practice with research. The professorship will be intensively involved in the establishment of the new Integrative Research Center, Munich Design Institute (MDI). The MDI fosters dynamic collaboration in research, teaching and innovation – as a catalyst for design-driven system innovation at TUM.


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 Design Methodologies. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs. The appointee will teach theoretical foundations, methodological and subject-specific knowledge in studio-based study projects. You address practice-based design research. Transfer achievements into design practice are expected, as well as a full-time presence at the TUM locations, Munich and Garching.


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 see

for further information).

A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific/artistic qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected, the proven ability to attract third party funding is a prerequisite.

We require the use of design methods to solve societal challenges in the areas of system, process, space and product development. We expect a high affinity for innovation and entrepreneurship topics. The professorship is open to designers or humanists with creative business experience.

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 Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and 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

May 31, 2021

to the

Dean of the Department of Architecture

, Prof. Andreas Hild.

Email address for applications: .


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