Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL) jointly invite applications for the position of Professor in » Food Authenticity « W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate Professor; to begin as soon as possible.

Scientific environment
The professorship will be assigned to the Department of Life Science Engineering at the TUM School of Life Sciences. The appointment at TUM will be combined with a 75 % secondment to the LGL for the purpose of leading the section “Knowledge transfer from research to practice, cooperation with universities and colleges of applied sciences”.

The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. Additionally, responsibilities include leading the section “Knowledge transfer from research to practice, cooperation with universities and colleges of applied sciences” at the LGL. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of food chemistry with a focus on food authenticity. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs explicitly in area of food chemistry.

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.
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.

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.

The TUM School of Life Sciences offers multiple central support and Core facilities (including the Bavarian Center for Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry). 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.

Please apply no later than 26 February 2023 to the Dean of the TUM School of Life Sciences, Prof. Ingrid Kögel- Knabner via our recruitment portal:

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.

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