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Professor in »Crop Physiology«

Professor in »Crop Physiology«

Technical University of Munich, Germany


The Technical University of Munich (TUM) seeks to strengthen its expertise in the fields of molecular and ecological plant sciences. The strategic goal is an integration of advanced research to address current challenges and opportunities in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and environmental sciences. As part of this initiative two positions are to be filled. For both positions the call is open rank, from the level of W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) to the level of W3 Associate/Full Professor, depending on qualification. Professor in »Crop Physiology« Research of this professorship aims for a mechanistic understanding of the pre- and postharvest physiology of horticultural and other crop plants. The focus lies on the individual plant and its exchange with the environment to understand factors that impact yield quantity, yield quality and crop performance. Examples include research on photosynthesis, source-sink relations, water and gas exchange, nutrition and stress physiology. Teaching is expected in the Horticultural and Agricultural Sciences programs.


Scientific environment
The professorships belong to the Research Departments Plant Sciences and/or Ecology and Ecosystem Management within the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan. Infrastructure available include the Core Facilities of the School of Life Sciences for high throughput sequencing, proteomics, bioimaging, advanced climate chambers (TUMmesa), the Greenhouse Laboratory Center Dürnast and experimental farm and forest sites (e.g. KROOF).
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.

We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, regarding the relevant career level. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification as well as pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English, are also prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad and commitment to do interdisciplinary research are expected.


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Technical University of Munich, DE

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