Max Planck Research
The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG) is an independent, non-profit research
organisation, whose goal is to promote top quality research at its institutes. The over 80 research institutes of the
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft conduct basic research in Biology
and Medicine; Chemistry, Physics and Technology; the
Humanities, Social Sciences and Law. In particular, the
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft addresses new, innovative and
interdisciplinary research areas.
To achieve this, we need you – outstanding postdocs in all
fields of research pursued in our organisation. We invite you
to work with us and apply for a position as Max Planck Research Group Leader.
Excellent research is irrespective of gender. However, the
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft still lacks female scientists and their
outstanding talents. We hereby explicitly welcome applications from highly skilled women in all disciplines. We also
encourage individuals with disabilities to apply.
The successful candidates will be offered a Max Planck
Research Group for a period of five years at a Max Planck
Institute of their own choice. This includes a W2 position
equivalent to assistant or associate professor level and additional resources for research positions, budget, and investments. The cumulative amount of funding is competitive with
top class start-up packages of international career development programs.
Your application should include a CV, a list of publications,
copies of three publications, a one-page summary of scientific
achievements, two letters of recommendation, and a two-page research plan.
For detailed information about the advertised positions and for
the application form please see
The deadline for applications is October 29th, 2014.
zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Technische Universität München (TUM) is the first university in Germany to reinforce its recruitment policy by a comprehensive tenure track system. Based on best international
standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM FACULTY TENURE TRACK offers performance-based academic
career options for high-potential early-career scientists, from
the appointment as Assistant Professor through a permanent
position as Associate Professor and on to Full Professor.
Successful candidates for a Max Planck Research Group Leader position – see job advertisement of MPG beside – are invited to apply for a position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor
at TUM with doctorate granting rights and career options according to the TUM Faculty Tenure Track system.
Therefore, Technische Universität München awards
Tenure Track Assistant
in all areas of its research and teaching portfolio.
The initial appointment to Assistant Professor (W2 position)
will be for 6 years on leave. During this period, the candidate
is expected to do top level research at the chosen Max Planck
Institute and to establish fruitful collaborations with relevant
research groups at TUM.
After positive evaluation at TUM in the final year, the candidate
is tenured to Associate Professor (W3 position). In exceptional
cases, the tenure evaluation may be initiated after a minimum
of three years. Such cases will have to be justified by outstanding achievements of the candidate and when the candidate
contributes to strategically shaping the university’s profile.
Candidates should be committed to excellence in undergraduate / graduate teaching and in supervising PhD students.
Teaching assignments can include courses at TUM in subject
area as well as in basic courses and at International Max Planck
Research Schools (IMPRS). Teaching load for Assistant Professors at TUM is 5 contact hours per week per semester (SWS).
To be appointed to Professor at TUM the requirements according to Article 7 and 10 III Bavarian Remuneration Act apply.
For detailed information about working conditions and TUM
FACULTY TENURE TRACK in general please see www.tum.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM
explicitly encourages applications from women as well as
from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially
the same qualifications. TUM Munich Dual Career Office provides support for dual career couples and families.
The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and the Technische Universität München have developed a joint MPG/TUM career program. This
program provides an additional opportunity for Max Planck Research Group Leaders: in addition to your application for a Max
Planck Research Group Leader position you can apply for a position as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the TUM. Acceptance into this joint program includes doctorate granting rights and career options via Associate to Full Professor according to
the TUM FACULTY TENURE TRACK system. This offer is independent of your chosen Max Planck Institute.