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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

PhD and Postdoc positions in Earth System Modelling and Machine Learning

At the School of Engineering and Design (ED) of the Technische Universität München (TUM), we are offering

 

1 PhD and 3 Postdoc positions (m/f/d)

in the field of Earth system modelling and machine learning, to be filled as soon as possible.

The successful candidates will be part of the “Earth System Modelling” group at TUM.  The PhD position is funded for 3 years, the Postdoc positions for 2 years with possibilities for extension by 2 more years. Remuneration is in accordance with the German public tariff scheme (TV-L), salary group E 13, 100% for the Postdocs (40 hours per week) and 65% for the PhD (26 hours per week). The positions are partly funded by the Volkswagen Foundation via a Freigeist fellowship.

About the project:

In view of ongoing climate change, two key challenges of Earth system science are to predict potential changes in extreme weather events, and abrupt state transitions of potentially multistable subsystems of the Earth system. Current Earth system models (ESMs) still have difficulties in simulating extremes, and in reproducing abrupt transitions evidenced in paleoclimatic records. The confidence that ESMs can reliably predict changing extremes and future abrupt transitions is therefore not as high as desired. The group will further advance techniques from Machine Learning - in particular Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) and Random Forests - to develop hybrid models that combine process-based ESM components with Machine Learning approaches to improve the simulation of extremes and abrupt transitions.

Key responsibilities:

The candidates will be expected to work on one or more of the following tasks:

·       Develop and apply statistical methods (e.g. Bayesian inference techniques such as Markov Chain Monte Carlo sampling) to calibrate models of varying complexity, ranging from conceptual models to Earth system models of intermediate complexity (EMICs) and comprehensive ESMs

·       Develop and apply DNN and other machine learning based techniques for semi-empirical modelling of relevant physical processes within the Earth system

·       Identify strategies to combine process-based ESM components with machine learning approaches, with focus on joint calibration and assuring physical conservation laws

Requirements:

·       Master’s / PhD degree in physics, mathematics, computer science, meteorology, or a related field

·       Excellent skills in programming and numerical / statistical analysis of simulated and observed data are required

·       Experience either in machine learning or in working with Earth System Models is required

·       Experience in working with vegetation model components in ESMs is of advantage

·       Basic knowledge of paleoclimatology and meteorology is of advantage

·       Willingness to travel for work (project meetings, workshops, and research visits) and take part in further training

·       High level of competence in oral and written English

We offer:

·       The chance to be part of an interdisciplinary collaboration of leading European research institutions

·       Participation at international workshops and conferences

·       A stimulating working environment in an internationally recognized research institution

·       a collective pay scheme and associated benefits

 

We explicitly encourage women to apply. In cases of equal qualification and within the given legal scope, women will be given preference. Applications by candidates with migration background are also encouraged. Disabled candidates with equal qualifications will be regarded favorably. TUM also encourages applications by parents returning from parental leave.

 

Please send your full application (including cover letter, CV with list of publications, contact details of two referees, Master / PhD certificates) as a single PDF document by Email until 15 November 2021 at the latest to ESM-jobs.asg@ed.tum.de. The size of the file should not exceed 15 MB.

 

For further information or to discuss the position please contact Dr. Niklas Boers by Email: boers@pik-potsdam.de.

 

Technische Universität München

TUM School of Engineering and Design

Department of Aerospace and Geodesy

Earth System Modelling Group

Dr. Niklas Boers

Lise-Meitner-Str. 9

85521 Ottobrunn

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