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Full Professor in "Ground-Based High-Speed Transportation Systems"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Full Professor in "Ground-Based High-Speed Transportation Systems" to begin in winter semester 2021/22. The position is a tenured W3 position.

Scientific Environment
The professorship will be assigned to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy and in the future also the TUM School of Engineering and Design. Furthermore, collaboration with aerospace industrial partners in the area of Munich will be pursued.

Responsibilities
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 high-speed transportation systems with a focus on driving forward technically and scientifically important key and system technologies as well as contributing to the demonstration of the feasibility of the hyperloop concept in the context of system demonstrators. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates with an exceptional international research and teaching reputation and an established academic record through an internationally recognized research program. A university degree and an outstanding
doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected. Furthermore, proven experience in one of the key technologies and high overall system competence is desired.

Our Offer
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common
interface for scientific interaction. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed
professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications and scientific performance as other
candidates 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 at
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 February 28, 2021 to the Dean of Aerospace and Geodesy, Prof. Mirko Hornung. Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Full Professor in "Rotorcraft and Powered Lift Vehicles"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Full Professor in "Rotorcraft and Powered Lift Vehicles" to begin in summer semester 2022. The position is a tenured W3 position.

Scientific Environment
The professorship will be assigned to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy and in the future to TUM School of Engineering and Design.

Responsibilities
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 Rotorcraft and Powered Lift Vehicles with a focus on aeromechanics of rotors and propellers and sizing and engineering of VTOL configurations. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates with an exceptional international research and teaching reputation and an established academic record through an internationally recognized research program. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.

Our Offer
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits.
The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications and scientific performance as other candidates 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 at 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 February 7, 2021 to the Dean of Aerospace and Geodesy, Prof. Mirko Hornung. Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Professor in "Lunar and Planetary Exploration Technologies"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in "Lunar and Planetary Exploration Technologies" W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin in winter semester 2021/22.

Scientific Environment
The professorship will be assigned to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy and in the future to the TUM School of Engineering and Design.

Responsibilities
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 Lunar and Planetary Exploration Technologies with a focus on research and
development of enabling technologies for lunar, planetary, and asteroid missions, in particular technologies for robotic surface missions, for in situ resource utilization (ISRU), and for environmental control and life support systems (ECLSS) as well as R&D activities in the upcoming NASA/ESA New Frontier program. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, relative to the relevant career level (please see www.tum.de/en/faculty-recruiting-faq/ for further information).
A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.

Our Offer
Based on the best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career path for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of the 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 environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits.
The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications as other candidates 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 at 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 January 31, 2021 to the Dean of Aerospace and Geodesy, Prof. Mirko Hornung. Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Full Professor in "Space Propulsion"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Full Professor in "Space Propulsion" to begin in winter semester 2021/22. The position is a tenured W3 position.

Scientific Environment
The professorship will be assigned to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy and in the future also the TUM School of Engineering and Design. Furthermore, collaboration with aerospace industrial partners in the area of Munich will be pursued.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. System competence in the field of launchers and space propulsion is a pre-requisite. We seek to appoint an expert in the
research area of Space Propulsion with experience in the sectors of non-equilibrium combustion processes and transient performance of space propulsion systems. A novel system test facility is to be developed and used for innovation in bearing arrangements, sealing concepts and rotor dynamics. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates with an exceptional international research and teaching reputation and an established academic record through an internationally recognized research program. A university degree and an outstanding
doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.

Our Offer
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed
professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications and scientific performance as other
candidates 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 at
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 January 31, 2021 to the Dean of Aerospace and Geodesy, Prof. Mirko Hornung. Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Professor in "Earth System Modelling"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in "Earth System Modelling", W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin in summer 2021.

Scientific Environment
The professorship belongs to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy. Our aim is to become the leading European institution in the field of Aerospace and Geodesy. From new transport systems to communication and satellite technology to observing and measuring our planet with unprecedented precision: In interaction with the geodetic disciplines, aerospace is becoming a "mission earth", which will take the mobility on and above the earth into new dimensions and will radically change our everyday life (www.lrg.tum.de). Research and teaching activities benefit from the scientific environment of different TUM departments and Integrative Research Centers as well as from cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Munich Aerospace and other research institutions. The professorship will be located at the Ludwig Boelkow Campus in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn in the south of Munich, which is also home to world-renowned industry.

Responsibilities
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 Earth System Modelling with a focus on numerical-physical modelling of the Earth system and (further) development of an integrated Earth system model. The professorship will work at the interface to climate sciences.
Teaching duties include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs and especially in the master program "Earth-Oriented Space Science and Technology". We expect participation in conception and implementation of new study programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate with an 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.
International scientific experience during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase is expected. The successful candidate shows pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English.
Candidates should possess a full commitment to acquire and lead cooperative research projects (BMBF, DFG, EU etc.) as well as a proven ability and experience in research or science management.

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 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 in English no later than August 9, 2020 to the Managing Director of the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, Dr.-Ing. Michael Klimke, Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1, 82024 Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn (Germany). Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Professor in "Lunar and Planetary Exploration Technologies"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in "Lunar and Planetary Exploration Technologies" W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin in winter semester 2021/22.

Scientific Environment
The professorship will be assigned to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy and in the future to the TUM School of Engineering and Design.

Responsibilities
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 Lunar and Planetary Exploration Technologies with a focus on research and development of enabling technologies for lunar, planetary, and asteroid missions, in particular technologies for robotic surface missions, for in situ resource utilization (IRSU), and for environmental control and life support systems (ECLSS) as well as R&D activities in the upcoming NASA/ESA New Frontier program. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, relative to the relevant career level (please see www.tum.de/en/faculty-recruiting-faq/ for further information).
A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.

Our Offer
Based on the best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career path for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of the 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 environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications as other candidates 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 at 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 January 31, 2021 to the Dean of Aerospace and Geodesy, Prof. Mirko Hornung. Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de.

Professor in "Pico- and Nanosatellites and Satellite Constellations"

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in "Pico- and Nanosatellites and Satellite Constellations" W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin in summer 2021.

Scientific Environment
The professorship belongs to the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy. Our aim is to become the leading European institution in the field of Aerospace and Geodesy. From new transport systems to communication and satellite technology to observing and measuring our planet with unprecedented precision: In interaction with the geodetic disciplines, aerospace is becoming a "Mission to planet Earth", which will take the mobility on and above the earth into new dimensions and will radically change our everyday life (www.lrg.tum.de). Research and teaching activities benefit from the scientific environment of different TUM departments and Integrative Research Centers as well as from cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Munich Aerospace and other research institutions. The professorship will be located at the Ludwig Boelkow Campus in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn in the south of Munich, which is also home to world-renowned industry.

Responsibilities
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 picosatellites and nanosatellites and satellite constellations with a focus on miniaturization of satellite technology, inclusive methods, concepts of satellite rapid development (agile design) and reliability as well as satellite formation flight and inter-satellite communication.
Teaching duties include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs. We expect participation in conception and implementation of new study programs.

Qualifications
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.
International scientific experience during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase is expected. The successful candidate shows pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English.
Candidates should possess a full commitment to acquire and lead cooperative research projects (BMBF, DFG, EU etc.) as well as a proven ability and experience in research or science management.
Experience in picosatellite or nanosatellite design and development is a prerequisite.

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 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 in English no later than August 31, 2020 to the Managing Director of the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, Dr.-Ing. Michael Klimke, Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1, 82024 Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn (Germany). Email address for applications: dekanat@lrg.tum.de

Academic Staff

Further job postings for the academic staff are published on the central TUM employment website.

Non-Academic Staff

Assistant (m/f/d) for examination matters

With more than 50 professorships, the largest faculty for aerospace and geodesy in Europe is being created at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), in future the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy in the TUM School of Engineering and Design. It will take up current issues of urban mobility, digitalization and environmental protection and advance them with modern, strongly international and interdisciplinary approaches in research and teaching. In collaboration with industry and society, the aim is to create a highly visible "Space Valley" in the Munich metropolitan region. 


To strengthen the team in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn, the faculty is looking for the following person to start as soon as possible 

Assistant (m/f/d) for examination matters

for the Office of the Dean of Studies on a full-time or part-time basis.

Your tasks:

  • General correspondence with students and examiners as well as regular updating of information on the website. 
  • Issuing confirmations of all kinds
  • Collaboration in the examination committees by supporting the respective secretary as well as communication and implementation of resolutions 
  • Assisting in the administration of examinations and financial statements 
  • Assistance in recognition procedures and in the internship office

Your profile:

  • You have completed training in administration or commercial training. Ideally, you have gained initial experience in the academic environment.
  • Dealing with modern office communication and software (MS-Office, database systems, Excel) is a matter of course for you. 
  • You are committed, work reliably and carefully. You see yourself as a service provider for teachers and students.
  • You are business fluent in German and have a good command of written and spoken English. Experience abroad or working in an international environment is an advantage.

We are looking for a friendly, motivated and team-oriented personality who enjoys working in a motivated team. We offer an interesting and challenging job in the environment of a growing and modern faculty, flexible working hours (flextime), individual training opportunities and a pleasant, modern and collegial working atmosphere. 

The position is remunerated according to TV-L 6, depending on qualifications and suitability. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference if their suitability and qualifications are essentially equal. The Technical University of Munich aims to increase the proportion of women; applications from women are therefore expressly welcomed.

Application:

We look forward to receiving your complete and relevant documents (cover letter, CV, references) preferably by e-mail in the form of a single PDF file (max. 8 MB) by April 18, 2021 to bewerbung@lrg.tum.de.


Technical University of Munich
Faculty of Aerospace and Geodesy
Mrs. Laura Janßen
Head of the Dean's Office
Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1
82024 Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn
www.lrg.tum.de  

When applying for a position at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), you submit personal data. Please refer to our data protection information in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) go.tum.de/554159 regarding the collection and processing of personal data as part of your application. By submitting your application, you confirm that you have taken note of the TUM data protection information.

Staff member for the Faculty Graduate Center at the TUM School of Engineering and Design (m/d/w)

With a far-reaching structural reform, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is transforming the traditional faculty system. To this end, engineering and design competencies at TUM, among others, are being reorganized under a common organizational umbrella as the School of Engineering and Design (ED). The Graduate Center structures the doctoral procedures and offers continuing education and networking opportunities to all doctoral students at the ED. We are looking for a part-time or full-time staff member to work in the Graduate Center at the Garching site as soon as possible.

To strengthen the team, the School of Engineering and Design is looking for:

Staff member for the Faculty Graduate Center at the TUM School of Engineering and Design (m/d/w)

Your tasks in the Graduate Center:

  • Planning and organizing qualification events for doctoral students, also at the other ED locations (downtown, Garching, Ottobrunn).
  • Advising doctoral candidates in all matters concerning doctoral studies and the Graduate Center
  • Administration and recognition of achievements qualifying for doctoral studies
  • Processing of applications for funding
  • Preparation of final documents (certificate and transcript of records)
  • General support in various projects of the Graduate Center

Your profile:

  • You have completed training in administration or commercial training or have a successful bachelor's degree. Ideally, you have some experience in the field of science management.
  • The handling of modern office communication and software (MS-Office, database systems, Excel) is a matter of course for you. 
  • You are a strong communicator and work reliably, efficiently and independently. You can motivate, are team-oriented, but never lose sight of your own goals. You see yourself as a service provider for doctoral candidates and professors.
  • You are business fluent in German and have a good command of written and spoken English. Experience abroad or working in an international environment is an advantage.

We are looking for a friendly, communicative and team-oriented personality who enjoys working in their field and contributing their own ideas. 

We offer an interesting and challenging position in the environment of an international and modern graduate school that is currently being established, flexible working hours (flextime), individual training opportunities and a pleasant and cooperative working atmosphere. 

Depending on qualifications and suitability, the position is paid according to TV-L up to E9 and is initially limited to two years. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference if their suitability and qualifications are essentially equal. The Technical University of Munich is striving to increase the proportion of women; applications from women are therefore expressly welcomed

Application:

We look forward to receiving your complete and informative documents (including references). Please send applications by e-mail in a PDF file to bewerbung@lrg.tum.de by April 18, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Janßen: janssen@tum.de.

Technical University of Munich

Department of Aerospace and Geodesy
Laura Janßen
Head of the Dean's Office
Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1
82024 Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn
bewerbung@lrg.tum.de  
www.lrg.tum.de  

Note on data protection:
As part of your application for a position at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), you are submitting personal data. Please refer to our data protection information in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) go.tum.de/554159 regarding the collection and processing of personal data as part of your application. By submitting your application, you confirm that you have taken note of the TUM data protection information.