[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure Track Assistant Professorship »Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions« at TUM, Germany
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Mon Dec 16 16:59:05 MST 2013
TUM is the first university in Germany to reinforce its recruitment policy
a comprehensive tenure track system. Based on best international standards
and transparent performance criteria, TUM FACULTY TENURE TRACK offers
quality-oriented academic career options for high-potential young
from the appointment as Assistant Professor through a permanent position as
Associate Professor and on to Full Professor.
The TUM Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan invites applications
Tenure Track Assistant Professorship
»Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions«
Initially pay-scale grade W2, to be filled as soon as possible.
We are looking for an excellent junior scientist with a high potential for
developing an internationally recog-nized research agenda in the field of
Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions. The successful candidate is expected
conduct research and teaching in the complex biophysical, pedohydrological,
and/or bio-geochemical interactions between the land surface and the lower
atmosphere at micro- and mesoscales, using multivariate non-invasive direct
measurement techniques and remote sensing, modelling the spatio-temporal
variability of land surface properties (e.g. vegetation, soils, soil
moisture, albedo) and relating processes at the catchment scale.
The initial appointment will be for 6 years. After positive evaluation in
final year, the candidate is ten-ured on an Associate Professor level. In
exceptional cases, the tenure evaluation may be initiated after a minimum of
three years. Such cases will have to be justified by outstanding
of the candidate and when the candidate contributes to strategically shaping
the university’s profile. The regulations accord-ing to “TUM Faculty
Recruitment and Career System” (http://www.tum.de/faculty-tenure-track )
Eligible candidates have established a strong track record in the
postdoctoral phase, and demonstrate pedagogical and personal aptitude as
as substantial international experience. Family leave will be taken into
Supported by competitive start-up resources, candidates are expected to
develop an independent and vig-orous research program. Furthermore,
candidates should be committed to excellence in undergradu-ate/graduate
teaching and in supervising PhD students. Teaching assignments include
courses in the sub-ject area and the basic courses offered by the department
as well as courses for other academic TUM de-partments.
Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree,
teaching skills at university level, and additional academic achievements
(according to Art. 7 and Art. 10 III BayHSchPG). The ability to teach in
English is a prerequisite for TUM Professors.
As part of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state
governments, TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially
increasing the diversity of its faculty. As an equal opportunity and
affirma-tive action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and
applications from women as well as from all others who would bring
diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies.
Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same
qualifications. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office provides support for dual
career couples and families.
Applications accompanied by supporting documentation in English (CV,
certificates, credentials, list of pub-lications, 3 selected reprints and a
short statement with a max. of 1,000 characters about their novelty im-pact,
presentation of research strategy, list of courses taught, statement on
teaching strategy and teaching philosophy, third-party funding, as well as
the names and addresses of at least 3 references) should be submitted by
January 15, 2014 to:
Dean, Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan
Technische Universität München
Alte Akademie 8
D-85354 Freising (Germany)
E-Mail: dekanat at wzw.tum.de 
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