Associate Professor / Full Professor of Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorial Optimization
Technical University of Munich Department of Mathematics

Associate Professor / Full Professor in Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorial Optimization

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Associate Professor or Full Professor in Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorial Optimization to begin as soon as possible.

Scientific environment

The professorship is part of the TUM Department of Mathematics. The Munich Region with several strong research groups in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science and established strong contacts to other disciplines and industry provides a stimulating and vibrant research environment.


The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the field of Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorial Optimization. The teaching load includes courses in the subject area, the basic courses offered by the department as well as courses for other academic TUM departments. Active participation in the DFG funded graduate school “Advanced Optimization in a Networked Economy” (AdONE) is expected.


We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international standards. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification as well as pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English, are also prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research is expected as well as a proven ability to gain and to lead major research projects and to attract third-party funding (DFG, BMBF, EU, etc.).

Our Offer

Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a meritbased academic career option from a permanent position as Associate Professor on to Full Professor. The regulations of our Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply. The TUM provides ex-cellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. Furthermore, we offer attractive and performance-based salary conditions and additional social benefits. Our Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. MDCO gives assistance for relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application

TUM is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference. Application documents should be presented in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Appointment and Career System are available on 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 June 2, 2020 to the Dean of the Department of Mathematics, Prof. Dr. Folkmar Bornemann, Email:


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