Professor in Health Economics
Technical University of Munich, Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Professor in » Health Economics «


The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in » Health Economics « W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin as soon as possible.


Scientific environment

The professorship belongs to the Department of Sport and Health Sciences. The scientific focus of the Department in research and teaching lies on prevention and health promotion through lifestyle-related changes, especially through physical activity. Establishing multidisciplinary collaboration within the Department of Sport and Health Sciences and with other TUM Departments (in particular with the TUM School of Medicine and with the TUM School of Management) is expected.


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 health economics in the area of health promotion and prevention of diseases. The focus of the research activities will be on economic evaluation. Of specific interest is the evaluation of interventions to promote health and prevent chronic diseases in different contexts. The principles of the biopsychosocial model of health should be reflected in the empirical work. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs. The teaching portfolio should cover current topics on health economics, such as the assessment of the benefits and costs of prevention programs (e.g. programs to reduce sedentariness and increase fitness).


We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, regarding the relevant career level. 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 the proven ability to gain and to lead cooperative research projects and to attract competitive third-party funding (e.g. EU, DFG, BMBF) are expected.

Our Offer

Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career option for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of 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. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and additional social benefits.

The TUM 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 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 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 (one file) no later than October 31, 2019 to the Dean of the Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Prof. Renate Oberhoffer, Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60/62, 80992 Munich, Email address for applications:



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