Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Plant Genome Engineering«

Updated: 25 days ago

02.11.2021, Professuren

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Plant Genome Engineering« to begin as soon as possible. The position is a W2 fixed-term (6 year) tenure-track professorship with the possibility for promotion to a tenured W3 Professorship.

Scientific Environment

The professorship will be assigned to the Department Molecular Life Sciences at the TUM School of Life Sciences.


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 targeted plant genome engineering preferably with a focus on crop plant research. The candidate´s research should focus on mechanistic understanding and improvement of plant traits that are relevant for the research areas at the TUM School of Life Sciences comprising e.g. agriculture, horticulture, plant biotechnology or food quality and health. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, especially in the fields of Agricultural Biosciences and Molecular Biotechnology.


We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international level. 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. Experience in cooperative research initiatives is of advantage. (please see


for further information).

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. TUM School of Life Sciences provides shared services and core facilities (e.g. center for advanced light microscopy, proteomics and metabolomics, plant technology center, environmental simulation) and supports participation of the professorship in a currently planned initiative for mechanisms of plant environment interactions.

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 03 January 2022 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences, Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner.

Kontakt: application-schooloffice@ls.tum.de

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