The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Full Professor (f/m/d) in » Clinical Nutritional Medicine «

to begin as soon as possible. The position is a tenured W3 position and will be co-funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung. The professorship will be filled complementary to the open position of Full Professor in “Translational Nutritional Medicine”. Both professorships will become part of the TUM Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Nutritional Medicine (EKFZ). The scientific leadership of EKFZ is assumed to be taken over by the Professor for Clinical Nutritional Medicine.

Scientific Environment
The professorship is assigned to the School of Medicine and is anchored in the EKFZ. By filling the professorship in “Clinical Nutritional Medicine” and the professorship in “Translational Nutritional Medicine”, TUM is pursuing the strategic goal of further strengthening its nutritional expertise and expanding the EKFZ. Cooperations with the German Centers for Health Research at the Munich site, a wide range of Collaborative Research Centers, most relevant CRC 1371: Microbiome Signatures, close cooperations with experts in the natural sciences, data sciences and engineering sciences schools at TUM as well as with the experts in prevention and health research at the TUM Olympiapark site provide an ideal basis for excellent research.

The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. To strengthen our expertise in nutritional medicine, the professorship in “Clinical Nutritional Medicine” and the professorship in “Translational Nutritional Medicine” will be filled with experts with complementary research foci, complementing the existing scientific expertise at TUM.

The professorships should focus on the development and evaluation of nutritional prevention and treatment strategies to combat nutrition-related, chronic diseases that affect the cardiovascular system, endocrinology and metabolism, gastroenterology, oncology, the immune system, or the nervous system, as well as to combat malnutrition. The professor of Clinical Nutritional Medicine is expected to have expertise in the care of patients with nutrition-related diseases and in the design, conduct, and evaluation of nutritional clinical trials.

Teaching responsibilities include participation in TUM’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, especially in the required and elective modules of the Bachelor degree program Life Sciences Nutrition and the Master degree program Nutrition and Biomedicine, as well as in the human medical study program.

We are looking for candidates with an exceptional international research and teaching reputation and an established academic record through an internationally recognized research program. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad and the proven ability in developing, acquiring and managing competitive, strategic research projects and collaborative research projects are expected.

Successful applicants are characterized by their strong interest in interdisciplinary collaborations at TUM, in particular at the EKFZ and to participate in joint research collaborations.
Since it is intended that the Professor of Clinical Nutritional Medicine will head the Institute of Clinical Nutritional Medicine at TUM’s University Hospital rechts der Isar, a license to practice human medicine and the recognition as a specialist as well as further training in a relevant field are prerequisites for this position.

Our Offer
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 March 1st, 2023 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences, Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, and to the Dean of TUM School of Medicine, Prof. Stephanie Combs. Email address for

Key Dates:
Application Deadline: March 1st, 2023
Notification of invitation to the TUM Nutritional Medicine Symposium: End of March 2023
TUM Nutritional Medicine Symposium: April 17 & 18, 2023

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