Professor in »Tree Growth and Wood Physiology«

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21.03.2023, Professuren

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in »Tree Growth and Wood Physiology« W3 Associate or W3 Full Professor; to begin as soon as possible.

Scientific environment

The professorship will be assigned to the TUM School of Life Sciences, Department Life Science Systems, located at the interdisciplinary campus Freising-Weihenstephan. The School provides ample opportunities for collaboration in the areas of forestry, biological and agricultural sciences. Close collaboration of the professorship with TUM.wood and the Center of Forestry Weihenstephan is intended.


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 tree growth and wood physiology based on experimental or modelling data with a focus on forest stands and environmental change. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, including the master’s program Sustainable Resource Management.


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 qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad, commitment to interdisciplinary research and the proven ability to attract competitive third-party funding (e.g., EU, DFG, AiF) are expected.

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 May 8, 2023 to the Dean of the TUM School of Life Sciences, Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner via our recruitment portal:


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