Assistant Professor in Soil Biophysics and Environmental Systems

Technical University of Munich School of Life Sciences

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Soil Biophysics and Environmental Systems

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Soil Biophysics and Environmental Systems « to begin as soon as possible. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor).

Scientific Environment

The professorship belongs to the Department Life Science Systems within the TUM School of Life Sciences. A close collaboration with the World Agricultural Systems Center - Hans Eisenmann-Forum für Agrarwissenschaften is planned.

Responsibilities

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 Soil Biophysics and Environmental Systems with a focus on the functionality of soil as a complex porous medium and habitat for plant roots and soil organisms using experimental and model-based methods. The professorship is supposed to aim at understanding, quantifying and predicting key physical processes in soils with respect to e.g. management, climate or land use change. The goal is to pursue a system-oriented research program linking physical to biogeochemical processes in agricultural, forest or urban systems. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs

Qualifications

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,including the ability to teach in English, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad and full commitment to do interdisciplinary research is expected.

Our Offer

Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career option 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. TUM provides shared services and core facilities, e.g. a comprehensive Plant Technology Center for plant propagation.

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 on www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting.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 October 31, 2020 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences, Prof. Thomas Becker, Alte Akademie 8, 85354 Freising. Email address for applications: dekanat@wzw.tum.de.

Kontakt: dekanat@wzw.tum.de

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