Professor in Biogenic Functional Materials

Technical University of Munich, Campus Straubing
Straubing, Bayern (DE)
W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor, to beg
May 15 2019
Organization Type

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

Professor in Biogenic Functional Materials

W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor, to begin as soon as possible.


Scientific environment

The professorship belongs to the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability. The Straubing Campus provides a dynamic academic environment with a rapidly growing number of faculty, students and staff, as well as laboratory and research facilities. Our aim is to make the campus the leading European center in the field of bioeconomy focusing on biomass utilization for chemical and material use, on environmentally sound biotechnological and chemical conversion technologies, related economic, social and political aspects and frameworks. The research and teaching activities benefit from the scientific environment of the TUM departments, all of which have potential and promising cross-references to the field of bioeconomy.



The responsibilities of TUM professors include research, teaching and the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of materials science and engineering of biogenic materials, smart biogenic materials, (bio-)electrical, (bio-)optical, (bio-)mechanical or biomedical functional materials.

The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs explicitly in the newly established interdisciplinary program Biogenic Materials as well as in the programs Renewable Resources, Chemical Biotechnology, and in the joint master program Biomass Technology (together with BOKU Vienna).



We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, regarding the relevant career level. 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. Moreover, candidates should possess a full commitment to do interdisciplinary research, a proven ability to gain and to lead cooperative research projects and to attracting third-party funding (DFG, EU, AiF, BMBF), and a proven ability to develop strategic concept for advanced materials development from renewable resources.


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. The new professor will be involved into the fast-growing TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability, with the chance to contribute to its development. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions as well as a sustainable pension scheme.

The professors to be recruited for the Straubing Campus are committed to take residence in that region. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office provides career consulting to the partners of newly appointed faculty as well as relocation and integration services.


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 June 30, 2019 to the Rector of TUM Campus Straubing, Prof. Volker Sieber, Schulgasse 22, 94315 Straubing, Email address for applications: