Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Brain-Machine-Interfaces for Human Assistance «

Technical University of Munich
Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (Assoc
June 17 2019
Organization Type

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Brain-Machine-Interfaces for Human Assistance  to begin in summer semester 2020. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor). The professorship is funded by the Federal Tenure Track Programme.

Scientific environment

The professorship belongs to the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and will be cross-appointed to the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM).


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 Brain-Machine-Interfaces for Human Assistance with a focus on enabling precise, rapid and bidirectional interaction between the human brain and intelligent assistance systems and prostheses as well as developing new neuronal interfaces based on cutting-edge chip technology. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.


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.

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 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 www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. 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 August  11, 2019 to the Dean of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Prof. Wolfgang Utschick, Theresienstr. 90, 80333 Munich, Germany, Email: dekanat@ei.tum.de.

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