Technische Universität München (TUM)

Professor in » Environmental Economics « » International Economics of Commodities « » Management of Digital Food Businesses «

2024-04-21 (Europe/Berlin)
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The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the positions of

Professor in
» Environmental Economics «
» International Economics of Commodities «
» Management of Digital Food Businesses «

W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate Professor; to begin as soon as possible.

Detailed information about each position can be found here:

Professor in “Environmental Economics”

Professor in “International Economics of Commodities” Professor in “Management of Digital Food Businesses”

Scientific environment

The professorships will strengthen TUM’s expertise in Food, Commodity and Environmental economics and business research and complement the professorship in Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agricultural Systems. Being joint appointments, the professorships will be assigned to the TUM School of Management (administrative lead) and the TUM School of Life Sciences. They will be located at TUM Campus Weihenstephan in Freising, close to Munich.

Besides the schools’ professorships at all TUM locations, possible collaborating institutions include professorships at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and the Munich Data Science Institute.


The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint experts in the research areas mentioned above, focusing on the intersection of empirical economics/business and life sciences research. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs relative to the individual appointment levels.


We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment relative to the individual 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.

TUM values full commitment to interdisciplinary research and a proven ability to gain and lead cooperative research projects and attract third-party funding (esp. DFG, EU).

Our Offer

Based on the best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career path for its faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of the 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 offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits

The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. The MDCO assists in 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. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled applicants will be given preference in case of generally equivalent suitability, aptitude and professional performance. 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 submit your application by 21 April 2024 via the TUM recruitment portal:

Job details

Professor in » Environmental Economics « » International Economics of Commodities « » Management of Digital Food Businesses «
Arcisstraße 21 Munich, Germany
Application deadline
2024-04-21 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
2024-04-21 23:59 (CET)
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