Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Precision Agriculture«

ArbeitsortMünchen, Bayern, Deutschland


Technische Universität München

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Precision Agriculture«

24.04.2018, Professuren

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Precision Agriculture« to begin as soon as possible. The position is a W2 fixed.

Scientific environment

The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and will be cross-appointed to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.


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 precision agriculture with a focus on at least one of the following topics: robotics in agricultural or horticultural plant production, computer modelling and simulation of plant populations, plant-environment interaction and their control, sensor fusion and vertical farming applications. The successful candidate will establish an internationally visible research program at the interface between agricultural and horticultural sciences, mechanical engineering as well as electrics, electronics and/or information technology. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, in particular in the agricultural and horticultural sciences.


We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international standards. 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 also prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.

We expect competencies in research management, leadership and interdisciplinary cooperation as well as a track record in securing third-party funding. The successful candidate will actively cooperate within the research department and essentially contribute to strengthening cooperation between the related TUM schools and departments (the School of Life Sciences, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) . The successful candidate is requested to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation and dissemination activities within the Hans Eisenmann-Centre for Agricultural Sciences.

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 of the Greater Munich Area. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and additional 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. 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 presented 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 h ttp://www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting .

Please send your application no later than June 15, 2018 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Prof. Thomas Becker, Email: dekanat [at] wzw[.]tum[.]de.

Kontakt: dekanat [at] wzw[.]tum[.]de

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