Professorship - Early Clinical Trials in Cardiology, Tum University, Germany

Publish Date: Jan 27, 2016

Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

The TUM School of Medicine invites applications for a position as Professorship «Early Clinical Trials in Cardiology» on Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor level

to be appointed as soon as possible. Generally, applications from high-potential early career scientists (as Tenure Track Assistant Professors, pay scale grade W2) are just as welcome as applications from scholars of distinction with advanced research experience and international standing (as Tenured Associate Professors, pay scale grade W3); candidates might be eligible for additional premiums. The professorship will be established in context of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung e.V.) and will be located at the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the German Heart Centre of the State of Bavaria and the Technische Universität München.

Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an internationally recognized research program in the field of clinical research in cardiology. The focus of this position will be on the designing of clinical studies, the early testing phase of new therapeutic approaches and the participation in multicenter trials. Eligible candidates must have experience in clinical research, preferably in the planning, conduction and evaluation of randomized trials in cardiovascular medicine. Furthermore, candidates should be committed to excellence in undergraduate/graduate teaching and in supervising PhD students.

As part of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research, the professorship aims to strengthen the existing research networks in the field of cardiovascular research (Munich Heart Alliance and others).

Appointments as Tenure Track Assistant Professor will initially be for 6 years. After positive evaluation in the final year, the candidate is tenured 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 achievements of the candidate and the candidate’s contributions to strategically shaping the university’s profile. Eligible candidates have established a strong track record in the postdoctoral phase and demonstrate pedagogical and personal aptitude to take over a professorship.

The Associate Professor position is a tenured position. As Associate Professor, there is the possibility of being promoted to a Full Professor position (pay scale grade W3, Chair Position). Promotion requires a Post-Tenure Performance Review, with a successful and positive reviewing period of at least 3 years after appointment as a TUM Associate Professor.

Independent of their career level, successful applicants are expected to demonstrate pedagogical aptitude and to contribute actively to the ongoing development of the department’s and the university’s teaching program. Teaching assignments include courses in the subject area and the basic courses offered by the School of Medicine as well as courses for other academic TUM departments.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, teaching skills at university level, and additional academic achievements (according to Art. 7 and Art. 10 III BayHSchPG). Proof of possessing a medical license for internal medicine with a specialization in cardiology is required. Candidates for this position should be aged 51 or under at the time of appointment; exceptions to this rule might be possible. A proven ability to attract competitive national and international funding, collaboration with national and international researchers as well as substantial international experience are expected. Family leave will be taken into consideration. Supported by competitive start-up resources, candidates are expected to establish an independent research program.

The regulations according to “TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System” ( fac-ulty-tenure-track) apply.

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 affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional 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 publications, 3 selected reprints and a short statement with a max. of 1,000 characters about their novelty impact, presentation of research strategy, list of courses taught, statement on teaching strategy and teaching philosophy, third-party funding, etc. according to the application guidelines under, as well as the names and addresses of at least 3 references) should be submitted by January 31, 2016 to:

Dean, Department of Medicine


Technische Universität München

Ismaninger Str. 22, D-81675 München (Germany)

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