Associate Professor of Separation Engineering for Aqueous Systems
Technical University of Munich Department of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professor in Separation Engineering for Aqueous Systems

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Associate Professor in » Separation Engineering for Aqueous Systems « to begin as soon as possible. The position is a tenured W3 position (Associate Professorship).

Scientific environment

The professorship will be assigned to the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability with additional affiliation to the Department of Mechanical Engineering or to the TUM School of Life Sciences. The Straubing Campus provides a dynamic academic environment with a rapidly growing num-ber of faculty, students and staff, as well as laboratory and research facilities. Our aim is to make the campus the leading European center in the field of Bioeconomy focusing on biomass utilization for chemical and material use, on environmentally sound biotechnological and chemical conversion technologies, related economic, social and political aspects and frameworks. The research and teaching activities benefit from the scientific environment of the TUM departments, all of which have potential and promising cross-references to the field of Bioeconomy.


The responsibilities of TUM professors include research, teaching and the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of Separation Engineering for Aqueous Systems, particle technology, or downstream processing with application in utilization of biogenic resources and biotechnology. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, especially in the bachelor and master programs in Technology of Biogenic Resources, in Chemical Biotechnology, and in Biogenic Materials.


We are looking for candidates with outstanding scientific experience and qualifications, as demonstrated by achievements in research and teaching at the highest international level. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad, full commitment to do interdisciplinary research, and a proven ability to gain and to lead cooperative research projects and to attracting third-party funding (e.g. DFG, EU, AiF) are expected. Experience in a relevant industrial environment would be a plus.

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 TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply. TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment at TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability and the Greater Munich Area. The new and fast-growing Campus Straubing offers the chance to actively shape new in-terdisciplinary research and teaching areas. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. Furthermore, 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. MDCO gives assistance for 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. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications as other candidates, abilities and expertise 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 Sys-tem are available on 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 17 June 2020 to the Rector of the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability, Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber, Schulgasse 22, 94315 Straubing, Email address for applications:


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