The MUNICH CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (MCTS) is a new cross-faculty Integrative Research Center which is currently being developed at Technische Universität München (TUM). It concentrates in both research and teaching on the interactions among the sciences, technology and society. The intention is to add a societal dimension to research at TUM—in foundational and applied research as well as in the implementation of new technologies. The MCTS invites applications for the position of




(Friedrich Schiedel endowed chair, pay grade W3 corresponding to full professor) to be filled as soon as possible.


The Technische Universität München is committed to excellence in research and teaching. We seek a researcher with an outstanding international track record who represents the sociology of science and technology in the MCTS research focus Science and Technology Studies (STS). The successful candidate is expected to work closely with his/her colleagues in the STS area including the already existing professorships (e.g. Philosophy of Science, History of Technology, Science Management) and others that have yet to be established (e.g. Science Policy, Innovation Research). To ensure interaction between the MCTS as center for social sciences and humanities with the traditional disciplines at TUM, the professorship will be anchored as a joint appointment in one of the regular faculties depending on the scientific profile of the successful candidate. To guarantee excellent international research, close cooperation with the TUM Institute of Advanced Study is expected. Also, collaboration with the scientific partners of MCTS on the regional, national and international level is desirable.


Applicants should demonstrate exceptional pedagogical skills along with a strong commitment to teaching both in the development of new degree programs at MCTS and in courses for students of faculties that are associated with MCTS.


Requirements for the employment of professors at universities in Bavaria apply (Art. 7 and 10 Abs. 3 BayHSchPG).


As part of the excellence initiative of the German federal and state governments, the Technische Universität München has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching. Thus, female scientists are explicitly encouraged to apply for this position.


The TUM Munich Dual Career Office provides support for dual career couples and families.


Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.


Applications accompanied by supporting documentation (CV, certificates, list of publications including selected reprints, list of courses taught, and a statement of research and teaching goals and strategies) should be submitted by 30 April 2012 to:


Prof. Dr. Klaus Mainzer


c/o  Carl von Linde-Akademie

Technische Universität München

Arcisstraße 21

80333 München