Assistant Professor in Sustainable Economic Policy
Technical University of Munich

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Sustainable Economic Policy (Bioeconomy) 

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Sustainable Economic Policy (Bioeconomy) « to begin as soon as possible. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor).


Scientific Environment

The professorship belongs to the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability with additional affiliation to the TUM School of Management. 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, environmentally sound biotechnological and chemical conversion technologies, and related economic, social and political dimensions and frameworks. Our research and teaching activities benefit from the scientific environment of the TUM departments, all of which have potential and promising connections 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 Sustainable Economic Policy with a focus on Bioeconomy as well as Trade and Climate Policy. Teaching duties include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs. There is special interest in offerings in macroeconomics in the bachelors programs of Bioeconomics and Business Administration (TUM-BWL) as well as additional advanced courses at the Master level on topics related to the candidate’s research areas.


We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international standards. Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, an outstanding doctoral degree or an equivalent scientific qualification as well as pedagogical aptitude. Substantial research experiences abroad, a commitment to interdisciplinary research, and a proven ability to gain and to lead cooperative research projects and to attract third-party funding (e.g. DFG, EU, AiF) are expected.

Our Offer

Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based tenure track academic career path from Assistant Professor through to a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply.

TUM and the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability provide excellent working conditions and offer a lively scientific community, and a vibrant research environment. Campus Straubing is a new and fast-growing campus meaning there will be a chance to actively shape new interdisciplinary research and teaching areas. TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. 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. The MDCO further assists with the 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 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 15 April 2020 to the Rector of the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability, Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber, Schulgasse 22, 94315 Straubing, Email address for applications:


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