Professorship Translational Pathology, TUM University, Germany


January 31, 2016

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TUM is the first university in Germany to reinforce its recruitment policy by a comprehensive tenure track system. Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, it offers merit-based academic career options for high-potential early-career scientists as well as for scholars of distinction. The TUM School of Medicine invites applications for a Professorship “Translational Pathology” on Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor level to be appointed as soon as possible.

The professorship will be part of the Institute of Pathology. 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). The salary will consist of a base salary according to Bayerische Besoldungsgesetz (Bavarian Remuneration Act, pay-scale grade W3); candidates might be eligible for additional premiums.

Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an internationally recognized research program in at least one specific field of Pathology, preferably translational molecular pathology, and to develop TUM’s scientific profile in this field further.

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 TUM School of Medicine as well as courses for other academic TUM departments. In addition, special emphasis is to be laid on the promotion of young scientists.

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). Applicants should have working expertise in diagnostic General and Surgical Pathology, ideally they should hold a medical license as Pathologist. 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.

The regulations according to “TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System” ( 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 according to the application guidelines under, 3 selected reprints and a short statement with a max. of 1,000 characters about their impact on your research profile, presentation of research strategy, list of courses taught, statement on teaching strategy and teaching philosophy, third-party funding, etc., as well as the names and addresses of at least 3 references) should be submitted by January 31st, 2016 to:

Dean, School of Medicine



Technische Universität München

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

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January 27, 2016
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