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Prof. Dr. Kathrin Lang is a Tenure Track Assistant Professor for synthetic biochemistry at the TUM Department of Chemistry
Kathrin Lang is a professor for synthetic biochemistry.Image: Andreas Heddergott

TUM Faculty Tenure Track:
The Career Model

TUM offers prom­is­ing young sci­en­tists from around the world at­trac­tive career per­spec­tives with its new ca­reer mod­el: TUM Fac­ulty Ten­ure Track. High­ly qual­i­fied can­di­dates are ap­point­ed as as­sis­tant pro­fes­sors (W2) with pro­spects for per­form­ance-based ad­vanc­e­ment to a per­ma­nent pro­fes­sor­ship (as­so­ci­ate pro­fes­sor, W3). With fur­ther re­search a­chieve­ments at the high­est in­ter­nat­io­nal level, this path can lead to pro­mo­tion to a chair po­sition (full pro­fes­sor, W3).

Concrete opportunities: TUM Faculty Tenure Track is an end-to-end, performance-driven career system for promising early career scientists – with clearly mapped out opportunities for promotion from assistant professor (W2) to full professor (W3). Official Statute (PDF 3,3 MB)

Performance pays: To be considered for promotion at TUM, candidates must achieve certain performance standards in research, academic teaching, and academic engagement. TUM evaluates its professors on a regular basis using transparent criteria. Evaluation policies

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Attractive work conditions

Enjoy research autonomy: With an attractive entry package, reduced teaching workload and full academic independence. Resources and rights.

From appointment to tenure: Details on the mentoring team, the annual performance interviews and status assessments on the way to the tenure evaluation. Tenure phase

Successful dual careers: Advice and support for the partners of TUM professors looking to start a career in and around Munich. Munich Dual Career Office

Making time for family life: With work models like part-time professorships, TUM makes it easier for academics to reconcile their professional obligations with their home life. Family & career

Acquiring new skills: A specially designed program to support Tenure Track Assistant Professors expand their capabilities.
TUM Tenure Track Academy

Teaching skills are crucial: That is why TUM supports its teaching staff – with advice, further training and financial assistance. Teaching at TUM

For employees: New to TUM • Research funding • Business start-ups • Sport & health • Talent development • IT • Press & communication. Services

At a glance: TUM Faculty Tenure Track • Career and family • Application • Timeline of the Tenure phase • Tenure evaluation • & more: FAQs on faculty recruitment system