Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Digital Fabrication«

Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track option to a tenured W3 position
March 07 2018
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The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Digital Fabrication«

to begin in winter semester 2018/19. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track option to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor). The professorship is funded by the Federal Tenure Track Programme.

Scientific environment
The professorship belongs to the Department of Architecture and is affiliated with the Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering. The Department of Architecture is pursuing a research-oriented teaching approach in cooperation with public organizations and companies. It has an excellent reputation in architectural research throughout Germany. In recent years, the department has forged further structural partnerships and joined interdisciplinary research networks. It is particularly well-connected with the other engineering disciplines at TUM.

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 digital fabrication. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs. The core area of this professorship is on digital processes in architecture with a focus on additive construction principles, industrial (mass customized) fabrication, robot-based applications, building product design and their integration into the planning and construction process. The candidate is expected to join our research networks on additive manufacturing, digital methods (LOC), conservation and rebuilding (REUSED), TUM.wood as well as mass customized construction (ZNB).

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. The professorship is open to researchers from the field of architecture and engineering with additional background in informatics as well as advanced professional experience in digital fabrication. Proven ability to gain and to lead cooperative research projects and to attracting third-party funding (DFG, EDU, industry) is mandatory.

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. 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 http://www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting.

Please send your application as a PDF document no later than April 30, 2018 to the Dean of the Department of Architecture, Prof. Andreas Hild, Email: dekanat@ar.tum.de.