Job: Tenure Track Assistant Professor – Geothermal Technolgies – TU Munich

Main Campus, Technical University of Munich in Munich/ Germany (source: TUM Media)
Alexander Richter 19 Apr 2018

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has issued an invitation for applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Geothermal Technologies« - to begin in winter semester 2018/19.

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has issued an invitation for applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Geothermal Technologies« – to begin in winter semester 2018/19. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track option to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor). The professorship is funded by the Federal Tenure Track Programme.

Scientific environment

The professorship belongs to the TUM Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering and will be cross-appointed to the Integrative Research Center (IRC) Munich School of Engineering (MSE); therefore the professorship will be affiliated with the Geothermal-Alliance Bavaria. Additionally it will be affiliated with the Munich GeoCenter, a collaboration of the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.


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 reservoir, drilling and production engineering with a focus on (deep) drilling or completion and well engineering, pump technology or related scopes. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs taught in German and English language explicitly in the newly established master programs “Geothermal Energy” and “Engineering and Hydrology”.


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, including the ability to teach in English, are also prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected. The candidate should have a deep knowledge of reservoir or petroleum engineering, drilling engineering, production engineering, hydraulic engineering, petroleum geoscience/engineering or related fields with a fundamental knowledge of engineering practices. He/she should show full commitment to do interdisciplinary research. Practical experience in industrial petroleum production or (deep) drilling is desirable.

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. 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 presented in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Appointment and Career System are available on

Please send your application no later than April 30, 2018 to the Dean of the Department of Civil Geo and Environmental Engineering, Prof. Christoph Gehlen, Email:

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