Professor in Space Propulsion
Technical University of Munich

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of


Full Professor

in » Space Propulsion «


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. System competence in the field of launchers and space propulsion is a pre-requisite. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of Space Propulsion with experience in the sectors of non-equilibrium combustion processes and transient performance of space propulsion systems. A novel system test facility is to be developed and used for innovation in bearing arrangements, sealing concepts and rotor dynamics. 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.


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 January 31, 2021 to the Dean of Aerospace and Geodesy, Prof. Mirko Hornung. Email address for applications:

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