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The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for positions of

Tenure track Assistant Professor in Health Psychology

We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of health psychology with a focus on the promotion of mental health. This professorship should address lifestyle change related factors and physical activity as interventions to promote mental well-being and to prevent mental illness. A joint appointment with the TUM School of Medicine is anticipated.

Tenure track Assistant Professor in Health Sociology

We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of health sociology with a focus on social determinants of health and disease prevention as well as on the relationships between health and society. The professorship should develop and evaluate innovative strategies for increasing health education and health literacy in the society. The consideration of physical activity and physical literacy is desirable. A joint appointment with the TUM School of Governance is anticipated.

Tenure track Assistant Professor in Public Health 

We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of public health with a focus on research into disease prevention, health promotion, as well as morbidity and mortality reduction. A specific focus of this professorship will be researching physical activity as a preventive strategy in public health. A joint appointment with the TUM School of Medicine or the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan is anticipated.

Scientific environment

The three professorships belong to the Department of Sport and Health Sciences which is committed to further strengthening its expertise in the area of health sciences. The successful candidates are expected to establish cooperation both within the Department of Sport and Health Sciences and with other Departments of TUM such as the School of Medicine, the School of Life Sciences, the School of Governance, or the School of Education.


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, especially in the BSc programme Health Science and in the MSc programme Health Sciences – Prevention and Health Promotion.


We are looking for candidates who have 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, including the ability to teach in English, are prerequisite. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.

Our offer

The positions are W2 fixed-term positions (6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor). The professorships are funded by the Federal Tenure Track Programme.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.

TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and performance- based salary conditions and additional social benefits.

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 people with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference. Application documents should be submitted in accordance with the TUM application guidelines for professors. These and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available online . Here, you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application in English no later than 31st May 31, 2019 to the Dean of TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Professors Renate Oberhoffer, Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60/62, 80992 München. Email: dekanat.sg@tum.de.

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