Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Technical Education for Vocational Teaching
Technical University of Munich, School of Education

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Technical Education for Vocational Teaching«


14.11.2017, professorships

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


Scientific environment

The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Education (EDU). The School of Education is one of Germany’s most innovative institutions for teacher education and educational research. We offer bachelor and master programs for pre-service teachers in vocational schools and secondary schools (“Gymnasium”). We cooperate with most departments of the Technical University of Munich and rely on a network with numerous schools in the Munich area. In consequence, we provide an excellent study environment at the cutting edge of scientific research and hands-on experience.



The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of technology education with a focus on vocational teaching. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs. The candidate is expected to establish and to extend the research and teaching segment that serves as a link between engineering subjects and vocational education pedagogy, and to implement curricula in cooperation with the engineering faculties. She/he should represent the full width of the interdisciplinary subject matter of technical professional disciplines in teaching, as well contribute to the interdisciplinary aspect of technology education and the preparation and support of practices for vocational schools.


We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international standards. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification as well as pedagogical aptitude are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected. The candidate is expected to have relevant, internationally visible research contributions in a current field of education and in interdisciplinary work. Candidates with experiences in acquiring external funding are welcome.

Our Offer

Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career option for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply.
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. MDCO gives assistance for 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 presented in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Appointment and Career System are available on http://www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting.

Please fill the form below http://www.edu.tum.de/en/about-us/current-vacancies/ and send your application no later than December 17, 2017 to the Dean of the TUM School of Education, Prof. Kristina Reiss, Email: berufung@edu.tum.de

Contact: berufung@edu.tum.de

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