Professors: Faculty recruiting and career advancement

We are looking for creative scientists to conduct groundbreaking research and inspiring teaching. Join our international faculty of more than 600 professors.

Prof. Elisa Resconi holds a so-called digital optical module.

Whether we appoint promising postdocs to our tenure track, or recruit internationally renowned top scientists as full professors: Our faculty brings together excellent scientists and university teachers with diverse experience, creativity, and expertise.

Our faculty is shaped by a modern recruitment and career system, which is unique in Germany and based on international standards. Transparent performance criteria open up reliable career prospects. For example, our tenure-track model offers the opportunity to advance from an entry-level appointment to a W3 full professorship based on outstanding performance.

What are the steps in TUM's career system?

Tenure Track Assistant Professor: For early career scientists with first scientific successes and a convincing research program. The W2 professorship is limited to 6 years with a tenure option - that means the chance of promotion to a permanent W3 professorship.

Associate Professor: For established researchers with an international reputation. This is a tenured W3 position with the possibilty of promotion to full professorship after at least 3 years and a successful evaluation.

Full Professor: For experienced scholars who are international leaders in their discipline. Tenured professorship on a W3 pay grade with extensive resources, equivalent to a traditional chair.

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Current calls

Overview of all currently open professorships - with RSS feed.

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Application FAQ

Details on the process, application documents, entry requirements and more.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions

Appointment portal

Follow the application process in the digital recruiting portal.

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More jobs at TUM

Not found what you are looking for? Discover more jobs in research and teaching, science management, administration and technical services.

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For early-career scientists

Tenure Track: the career path

It is the first true tenure-track system based on international standards at a German university: the TUM Faculty Tenure Track, which leads to a permanent W3 professorship upon successful evaluation.

All important information about the tenure-track phase, available resources, and on how we support our young talents in their personal development to become researchers with an international reputation.

Details on TUM's tenure track

Performance for success

Evaluation and advancement

Excellent performance in research and technology development, strong as well as innovative teaching, and exemplary academic engagement: Successful evaluations according to transparent criteria are the prerequisite for advancement in the career system and for successful completion of the tenure-track phase.

Evaluations follow best international quality standards, thus ensuring the academic excellence of our university.

Evaluations: Principles and criteria

For a successful start

Onboarding and relocation

Whether it's language coaching, questions about visas, finding housing, childcare, or settling into our university community: we support and advise you and your family as you arrive at TUM.

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Career for two

Since a move to TUM often means a change of job for the partners of our new appointees, we advise and support them in their job search and in establishing a new professional network in the Munich area.

Dual career support

Tenure Track Academy

Annual meeting with inspiring lectures, workshops and networking events provide Assistant Professors with impulses and orientation for the successful design of their tenure-track phase.

To the program

Welcome Event

For new professors: Get to know the entire TUM in one day - with a campus tour, insights into important services and work areas, and an evening Presidential Dinner for informal networking.

TUM Prelude

Your role as professor

From hiring staff to doctoral supervision to leading a team: Workshops, consulting, and digital resources to strengthen your competencies for daily leadership and management tasks.


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Video series

NewIn: Portraits of our new appointees

What attracts scientists to TUM? What applications do they see for their research, and what has their career been like so far? In the "NewIn" series, we introduce professors newly appointed to our university and show what they are passionate about - both in and outside of work.

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Meet our international faculty

Get to know the members of our faculty: 666 professors research and teach at TUM today, 157 of them are women. In the years 2006–2023, we appointed 277 professors from outside Germany.

Professors A-Z

Unique academic environment

The skyline of downtown Munich at sunset. In focus is the Thiersch Tower, a bell tower and the landmark of the TUM.

University of Excellence

In 2019, we secured the title “University of Excellence” for the third time in succession. With the funding, we can now implement our institutional strategy: the TUM Agenda 2030.

Future concept
Students walking through the entrance hall of the newly finished building for the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering on the Garching campus (Image: Andreas Heddergott / TUM).

Schools and research centers

Our schools form the academic foundation of our university, connected by integrative research institutes at the interfaces between disciplines to create an innovation-friendly matrix.

Schools and research centers
Laboratory at the Institute of Immunology

Our research goals

From basic research to the challenges facing society: With our guiding principle of "human-centered engineering," we put people at the center of research and innovation.

Our goals

Cluster of Excellence

We conduct research on the origin of the universe and life, sustainable energy supply, quantum technology and systems neurology in four clusters of excellence together with top-class partners.

Clusters at a glance

Munich ecosystem

An ecosystem of cutting-edge research, global companies and high-tech start-ups puts Bavaria's capital among the strongest innovation centers in all of Europe's major cities.

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Campus locations

With Garching, Weihenstephan, Straubing and Heilbronn and international locations on several continents, TUM today extends far beyond its historic campus in Munich.

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Profit from our support for ...


Because outstanding science requires optimal conditions: Support, infrastructure and funding opportunities for our researchers.

Support for researchers

Teaching staff

To educate young talents to the highest didactic and technical standards, we support our teaching staff at all levels.

Teaching and quality management


From lab to tech start-up - with first-hand venturing knowledge, access to expert consulting, infrastructure, and a leading network of industrial and finance partners.

Start-up support

What matters to us

Learn more about the goals and values that guide us - in our actions, in our dealings with each other and with our cooperation partners.

Goals and values

Current stories from our university


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Faculty Recruitment, Career Advancement and Dual Career
Arcisstr. 21
D-80333 Munich

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Documents on the faculty recruitment and career system at TUM

TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System

Regulations on the TUM Faculty Tenure Track

TUM Faculty Recruitment Code of Conduct

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