München: Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Technische Universität: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Learning Analytics «

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Learning Analytics «

16.02.2021, Professuren

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Learning Analytics « to begin as soon as possible. The position is a W2 fixed-term (6 year) tenure-track professorship with the possibility for promotion to a tenured W3.

Scientific Environment

The professorship will be assigned to the TUM School of Education, with additional affiliation to the TUM Department of Informatics as well as with to the TUM EdTech Center and TUM DigiLLab. TUM EdTech Center and TUM DigiLLab offer shared services and core facilities.


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 learning analytics, with a research focus on educational data mining, adaptive testing or scaffolding. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor’s and master’s programs. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to a research center for digital learning with educational technologies at the TUM School of Education, to establish TUM’s EdTech Center and to contribute to TUM’s DigiLLab.


We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international level. 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 (please see www.tum.de/en/faculty-recruiting-faq/ for further information). We expect full commitment to do interdisciplinary research and to focus on educational technologies. The initial ability to gain and to lead cooperative research projects, and to attract third-party funding (DFG, EU, AiF) is a prerequisite.

Our Offer

Based on the best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career path for tenure track 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. 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. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications and scientific performance 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 www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. 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 March 31, 2021 to the Vice Dean for Research of the TUM School of Education, Prof. Tina Seidel. Email address for applications: berufung@edu.tum.de

Kontakt: berufung(at)edu.tum.de

Die Ausschreibung ist auch im Internet unter https://portal.mytum.de/jobs/professuren/NewsArticle_20210216_083004 abrufbar.

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