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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Data Science in Physics

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of tenure track assistant professor in data science in physics

  • Closing date: 01 Mar 2021
  • Germany | Technical University of Munich
  • Date posted: 04 Jan 2021
  • Job type: Academic: faculty
  • Disciplines: Computational science & software engineering  | Mathematics & statistics 

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of tenure track assistant professor in data science in physics to begin in summer semester 2021. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (associate professor). The professorship is funded by the Federal Tenure Track Program.

Scientific environment

The professorship belongs to the TUM Physics Department. The successful candidate will take over the coordination of the Data Science Laboratory of the ORIGINS Excellence Cluster (ODSL). S/he will be co-affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Physics and foster synergies between ODSL and TUM’s Munich Data Science Institute.


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 data science in physics with a focus on development and application of new methods in the context of data analysis, statistical inference, machine learning or deep learning in physics. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs explicitly in the physics program.


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 also prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.

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. TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction.

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 submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available on Here, you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application (as a single pdf file) no later than 1 March 2021 to the dean of physics, Prof. Johannes Barth, email address for applications:


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