Professorships in Catalysis Research (W2/W3)

Munich (Landkreis), Bayern (DE)
W2 (limited to 6 years, with tenure track to W3)
December 22 2020
Other, Education
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications in the field of

» Catalysis Research «

for two positions of professor at pay grade W2 (limited to 6 years, with tenure track to W3) or W3 associate / full at the next possible date.

Scientific Environment

The professorships will be affiliated with the Faculty of Chemistry / TUM School of Natural Sciences and the Catalysis Research Center. The professorships are supposed to further develop catalysis research at TUM in the fields of Technical Chemistry and Applied Data Science and to open up new perspectives in research and teaching.


The responsibilities include research and teaching in Industrial Technical Chemistry with a focus on Heterogeneous Catalysis as well as in the field of Applied Data Science in Catalysis, as well as the supervision and support of students and young scientists. Core responsibilities in teaching include giving compulsory courses and organizing internships for Bachelor and Master programs of TUM. While the contributions to the teaching of Technical Chemistry will have to meet current curriculum requirements, it is expected that the candidate for the area of Applied Data Science with a focus on Catalysis will develop new contributions to the curriculum.


We are looking for candidates having a proven performance in research and teaching at the highest international level, commensurate with the respective stage of the career. A university degree, an above-average doctorate or a comparable special qualification for scientific work, special pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English, are required. International research experience is expected. The ability to initiate and lead research projects and to raise third-party funds should be clearly documented. One of the professorships should have a focus on the basics and technical applications of catalysis, in particular of heterogeneous catalysis, considering the teaching profile of Technical Chemistry. Parts of research can be integrated into the e-conversion Cluster of Excellence and into other planned collaborative projects (e.g. Collaborative Research Centers) as well as into the strategic partnerships in the field of catalysis research. The professorship holds a critical position in the Chemical Engineering program and an has important bridging function to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for the courses Industrial Biotechnology and Energy and Process Technology.

The second professorship should focus in research and teaching on modern approaches to the experimental development of experimental design and its coupling with data acquisition, storage and analysis. This includes the methodological development and implementation of machine learning, scientific data analysis and the application of artificial intelligence technologies for catalysis research (Digital Catalysis). Preferably, these activities are coupled with experimental catalysis research, also using high-throughput methods. The professorship is expected to act as a bridge to the Munich Data Science Institute (MDSI) and to support and further develop the MDSI's chemistry-specific (catalysis) education export (anchored in the Master’s focus on catalysis).

Our Offer

The TUM offers excellent working conditions in an open, vibrant scientific community, embedded in the outstanding living and research environment of the Munich Metropolitan Region and characterized by a cosmopolitan climate with English as a recognized working language. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office offers individual career advice for the partners of newly appointed professors and supports them and their partners in their integration in Munich.

Your Application Equal opportunity is a matter of high concern for TUM. Therefore, we explicitly welcome applications from qualified female candidates. The positions are suitable for severely handicapped applicants. Severely handicapped applicants with otherwise essentially equal aptitude, qualification and professional performance will be given preference.

The application documents should comply with the TUM’s application guidelines for professorships. These guidelines, requirements for appointment as well as detailed information on the TUM’s Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available at: There, you will also find the data protection information on the collection and processing of personal data as part of your application.

Please send your application documents in English language until February 15, 2021 to the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Stephan Sieber. E-mail address for your application:

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