Professor of Materials Science
Technical University of Munich

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

Professor in » Materials Science «
W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin
in winter semester 2021/22.

Scientific environment

This professorship will be based within the TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering and will be
allocated to the future School of Engineering and Design.


The responsibilities of TUM professors include research, teaching and the promotion of early-career
scientists. We seek to appoint an internationally-recognised research leader in Materials Science with a
focus on metallic structural materials and alloys. Additional knowledge in one of the following highly
important fields is also required: High Entropy Alloys, Lightweight Metals, Bulk Metallic Glasses,
Functional Materials, Testing and Modelling methods for materials or Sustainability and Ecologic
Aspects of materials. The responsibilities of this post shall include the collegiate management of the
State Materials Testing Laboratory for Mechanical Engineering of TUM.
Teaching duties include courses in the university's bachelor and master programs.


Candidates must hold a university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific
qualification, and have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an
internationally recognized scientific environment, appropriate to the level of appointment.
International scientific experience during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase is expected. The successful
candidate will also demonstrate pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English.

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.

TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant
research environment of the Greater Munich Area. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and
performance-based salary conditions as well as a sustainable pension scheme.

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. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women.
Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications 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 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 30.10.2020 to the Dean of Mechanical Engineering,
Prof. Nikolaus Adams, Boltzmannstraße 15, 85748 Garching b. München. Email address for

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