Professor in Animal Nutrition and Metabolism

Technical University of Munich School of Life Sciences


Professor in Animal Nutrition & Metabolism

25.11.2020, Professuren

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in » Animal Nutrition & Metabolism « W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin as soon as possible.

Scientific Environment

The professorship will be assigned to the TUM School of Life Sciences and will join the Department Molecular Life Sciences. TUM School of Life Sciences is located at the interdisciplinary campus Freising – Weihenstephan with ample opportunities for collaborations in the areas of bio- and agricultural sciences, animal and human nutrition and within the focus area of microbiome research. The TUM School of Life Sciences provides an outstanding infrastructure with core facilities in proteomics, FACS, microscopy as well as small and large animal research units. This professorship will play a central role within animal sciences, as well as in the World Agricultural Systems Center - Hans Eisenmann Forum for Agricultural Sciences and, depending on the focus, in the Center for Integrated Infection Prevention.


The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We are looking for an expert in the field of animal nutrition & metabolism. The overriding goal should be sustainability of animal husbandry and the improvement of animal health and wellbeing. Possible areas of focus are the effects of nutrition on metabolism and microbiome, efficiency of feed conversion or research into novel human inedible animal feed. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, including Agricultural Biosciences, Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, and optionally Nutritional Sciences, Molecular Biotechnology and Biology.


We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, relative to the relevant career level (please see for further information). A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are 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. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. TUM School of Life Sciences provides shared services and core facilities and supports participation of the professorship in ongoing or planned third-party funded projects. The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application

TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications as other candidates 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 at Here you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application no later than January 17, 2021 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences, Prof. Thomas Becker, Alte Akademie 8, 85354 Freising. Email address for applications:


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