Professor of Sociology of Science and Technology

Munich, Germany
Jun 01, 2021
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of

Professor of » Sociology of Science and Technology «

at the W3 Associate / Full Professorship level (tenured). The professorship will be endowed by the Friedrich Schiedel Foundation and should be filled as soon as possible.

Scientific Environment

The professorship will be part of the TUM Department of Science, Technology & Society (STS), which will be part of the new TUM School of Social Sciences & Technology (to be founded on Oct 1, 2021). The department addresses the complex interactions between politics, society, economy and technology through transdisciplinary social science research and teaching and is being expanded to become a supporting pillar in the overall strategy of TUM, towards future-oriented education and research processes and human-centered, socially acceptable and trustworthy innovations ("Responsible Research & Innovation").


We are looking for an expert in the field of sociology of science and technology with experience in collaborating with other social science, natural science, engineering, or medical fields. Tasks include research and teaching as well as supervision and promotion of young scientists, as well as participation in the bachelor and master programs at TUM.


We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, relative to the applicable career level (further information at A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification as well as special pedagogical aptitude are prerequisites. International research experience is expected.

Our Offer

Based on the best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career path for Associate Professor 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 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 July 18, 2021 to [email protected]. For questions regarding application formalities please contact Dr. Patrick Sumpf at [email protected]. For questions about the envisioned profile for this professorship, please contact the MCTS Co-Directors at [email protected] or [email protected].

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