As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Medical Microbiology

commencing as soon as possible.

We seek to appoint a nationally and internationally recognized researcher with broad expertise in the field of medical microbiology and a research focus on the biology and pathogenesis of medically important gastrointestinal infectious bacterial pathogens, e.g. Helicobacter spp. and Campylobacter spp., including the interactions of these pathogens with the human host and the gastrointestinal microbiota. Candidates should ideally have expertise in technical approaches integrating molecular microbiology, immunology and genomics/genetics. We expect that the professorship will contribute to both existing and planned research consortia at LMU, as well as to the translational research programme of the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF). Documented success with applications for funding in research consortia is therefore advantageous. The Max von Pettenkofer Institute also provides laboratory diagnostic services to the LMU university hospital and participation in diagnostic activities is possible.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications, list of courses taught, third-party grants received, research summary with up to five most relevant publications as well as a short application form (see to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Bavariaring 19, 80336 München, Germany, no later than 24.11.2016.

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