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Professor in Forest Resources and Agroforest Systems
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

  • Feb. 20, 2018
  • Professor in Forest Resources and Agroforest Systems
  • Ecology and Ecosystem Management within the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • Mar. 31, 2018
  • Winter Semester 2018/19
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Forest Ecology & Management
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The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of

in » Forest Resources and Agroforest Systems «

W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track option to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor;
to begin in winter semester 2018/19.

Scientific environment
The professorship belongs to the Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Management within the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan.

The responsibilities of TUM professors include research, teaching and the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in Forest Resources and Agroforest Systems with a broad focus on research in sustainable management of forests and agroforest systems.
Teaching duties include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, particularly the Bachelor of Science in Forest Science and Resource Management, the Master of Science in Forest and Wood Science, and the International Master of Science in Sustainable Resource Management.

We are looking for a candidate with a university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, who has demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, regarding the relevant career level. Candidates with established scientific standing and high level, internationally recognized research and teaching would be employed as Full Professor.

Interest in interdisciplinary research, experience in research management and leadership, proven ability to attract third-party funding as well as international scientific experience during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase are expected. The successful candidate shows 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 presented in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Appointment and Career System are available on

Please send your application no later than 31 March 2018 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Science Weihenstephan, Prof. Thomas Becker, Email:

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