Full Professor in Ground-Based High-Speed Transportation Systems

Technical University of Munich Department of Aerospace and Geodesy

Full Professor in Ground-Based High-Speed Transportation Systems

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Full Professor in » Ground-Based High-Speed Transportation Systems « to begin in winter semester 2021/22. The position is a tenured W3 position.

Scientific Environment

The professorship will be assigned to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy and in the future also the TUM School of Engineering and Design. Furthermore, collaboration with aerospace industrial partners in the area of Munich will be pursued.


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 high-speed transportation systems with a focus on driving forward technically and scientifically important key and system technologies as well as contributing to the demonstration of the feasibility of the hyperloop concept in the context of system demonstrators. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.


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 is expected. Furthermore, proven experience in one of the key technologies and high overall system competence is desired.

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 part-ners 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 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 January 31, 2021 to the Dean of Aerospace and Geodesy, Prof. Mirko Hornung. Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Kontakt: dekanat@lrg.tum.de