Professor in Quantum Algorithms and Applications

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

Professor in » Quantum Algorithms and Applications «

W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin as soon as possible. The professorship is endowed by BMW AG.

Scientific environment
The professorship is announced as a joint appointment of TUM’s Departments of Physics and Informatics, as of October 2022, the TUM School of Natural Sciences and the TUM School of Computation, Information, and Technology. It is expected to strengthen the research programs of the Cluster of Excellence "Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology" (MCQST) and the interdisciplinary Bavarian initiative “Munich Quantum Valley” (MQV), in particular strengthening informatics-related activities in that context.

The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of Quantum Algorithms and Applications with a focus on application-oriented quantum algorithms as well as software- and algorithm-related aspects of quantum computing, thus contributing to the practical realization of quantum computing systems together with partners in academia and industry. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor’s and master’s programs, in particular in both departments mentioned above.

We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, relative to the relevant career level (please see for further information).
A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification in one of the two disciplines, including a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad 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 on 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. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits].
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 14 February 2022 to the Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Prof. Dr. Johannes Barth. E-mail address for applications:


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