TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System: Careers for professors

The university's modern faculty recruitment and career system gives outstanding early-career researchers the chance of promotion from Assistant Professor via Associate to Full professor. The Technical University of Munich (TUM), morevover, seeks top academics with international experience for professorships.

Prof. Kathrin Lang (synthetic biochemistry) in her lab
Chemistry professor Kathrin Lang heads the synthetic biochemistry research group.Image: Andreas Heddergott

Excellent prospects: TUM Fa­cul­ty Tenure Track of­fers ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­ter­na­tio­nal ear­ly-ca­reer aca­de­mics, based on a struc­tured ca­reer path from as­sis­tant to full pro­fes­sor. With this system, TUM re­vo­lu­tio­ni­zes the re­cruit­ment land­scape of Ger­man universities. TUM Faculty Tenure Track

TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering by Night
Career paths at TUM offer real perspectives to talented scientists.Image: Uli Benz

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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Communications engineer Gerhard Kramer: One of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Professors at TUM.
Communications engineer Gerhard Kramer: One of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Professors at TUM.Image: Astrid Eckert

Profiles: Around 500 professors are engaged in a wide range of research and teaching activities at TUM. Read their profiles here. Professors

Portrait of Prof. Christina Seidel and Christian Ostermeier
Portrait of Prof. Christina Seidel and Christian OstermeierImage: Astrid Eckert & Andreas Heddergott

Dual career couples can take advantage of the services that are offered by the Munich Dual Career Office. The staff here can help partners of newly recruited professors to get or keep their careers on track in the Munich area. Munich Dual Career Office

Download: Documents on the TUM Faculty Recruiting and Career System


Office of the President: Faculty Recruiting
Dr. Anja Bräunig
Head of unit
Tel. +49 89 289 22261
Fax +49 89 289 23399

Excellence Initiative

TUM Faculty Tenure Track is a central part of the university's institutional strategy.