The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Computational Plant Biology« 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.

Scientific environment

The professorship will be assigned to the Department Molecular Life Sciences at the TUM School of Life Sciences, which is located at the interdisciplinary campus Freising-Weihenstephan.


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 genome organization and function of wild and crop plants with a focus on the elucidation of genotype-phenotype relationships. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, especially in the field of bioinformatics and genomics.


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 prerequi-sites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected. We are looking for a candidate with the proven ability to work and communicate in a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment.

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 Re-cruitment 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.

The TUM School of Life Sciences provides shared IT services and computing facilities (Leibniz Rechenzentrum) as well as access to all core facilities on campus. 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. Here you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and pro-cessing personal data as part of the application process. Please send your application no later than September 30, 2022 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences, Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, Alte Akademie 8, 85354 Freising. Email address for applications:

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