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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty III

As a part of the federal and state program for the advancement of junior scholars, Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty III - Process Sciences -, currently has a vacancy at the Institute of Food Technology and Food Chemistry, for a

tenure track professorship, remuneration group W1, fixed term 3+3 years, to be continued as a lifetime professorship, remuneration group W2

in "Food Biosciences".

This professorship should be seen in the context of Technische Universität Berlin’s goal to recruit and advance junior scholars in the early stage of their career. The tenure track professorship is initially limited to three years. The position shall be renewed for a further three years conditional upon the postholder’s performance and agreement. After six years, as a rule, a lifelong professorship will be offered conditional upon the fulfillment of the determined evaluation criteria and hiring requirements for a lifelong professorship. Information about the evaluation criteria can be found on Technische Universität Berlin’s website,

Work­ing field:

The research focus shall be within a current area of food biosciences, for example
  • Biochemical, biophysical and biological properties of foodstuffs and food ingredients
  • microbiological aspects along the food value chain
  • health evaluation and influencing of food.
The acquisition and processing of third-party funded projects and a close collaboration with the existing chairs in the area of food sciences is expected.

Teaching duties comprise courses in food microbiology and nutrition in the bachelor- and masters programs of faculty III, in particular for the teacher training in nutritional and food science, as well as for food technology and brewing sciences. Teaching duties are 4 SWS in the first three years, afterward 6 SWS. Courses should be held in German and English.

An expansion of cooperation in teaching and research in the Berlin-Brandenburg region and the performance of self-administration tasks are expected.


Candidates must fulfill the hiring requirements pursuant to Section 102c Berlin State Higher Education Act in combination with Section 102a Berlin State Higher Education Act. Of particular importance are a university degree in a subject relevant for food biosciences, e.g., microbiology, biochemistry, food technology, food chemistry, nutritional sciences or a related field, and a strong aptitude for research, demonstrated, as a rule, by an outstanding doctorate as well as teaching skills demonstrated by a teaching portfolio (for further information about the portfolio, see Technische Universität Berlin's website,

Research experience (documented by relevant publications and project proposals) in one of the areas listed in the job description or a related topic of food biosciences is required, preferably with an interdisciplinary focus. Experience in international research cooperation (documented by research performed abroad and/or significant involvement in international projects) as well as didactical qualification and experience in subject-related teaching are a prerequisite.

Technische Universität Berlin expects its professors to possess the ability to both head their academic chair and manage its staff as well as assume responsibility for the chair’s strategic development. For us, this includes commitment to the advancement of junior scholars and women, the gender and diversity expertise required to create diversity-sensitive working and study conditions, providing fresh impetus in research and teaching and participating in academic self-administration. Interdisciplinary cooperation and initiatives in science communication as well as in knowledge and technology transfer are also sought. As a university with an international profile, we require English language skills that enable to teach English courses. We expressly welcome applications from scientists whose native language is not German and who are committed to quickly learning German.

How to ap­ply:

Technische Universität Berlin strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages qualified female researchers to apply. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored.

Technische Universität Berlin offers its tenure track professors structured mentoring to support their professional development. The university values the diversity of its members and is committed to equality of opportunity. It is a certified family-friendly university and its Dual Career Service can assist you and your family with your move to Berlin.

Please send your application until 16th July, 2021 stating the reference number III-322/21 and submitting the standard supporting documents (curriculum vitae, certificates, list of publications, research and teaching concepts, teaching portfolio, your ten most important publications and a list of third party-funded projects) preferably by email in a single pdf file to In case you should want to submit a written application please send it (including a digital version on a USB drive) to Technische Universität Berlin – Der Präsident –, Dekan der Fakultät III, Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo, Sekr. H 88, Straße des 17. Juni 135, D - 10623 Berlin. For information regarding the application process please contact Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.

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