Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

Full Professorship (W3) of Food and Environmental Virology (Chair)

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

80539 Munich, Germany

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maxi-milians-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 Department for Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) of Food and Environmental Virology (Chair)

commencing as soon as possible.

The successful applicant should excel internationally and her/his scientific interests will focus on basic as well as on application-oriented research relevant to virology, ideally in virology pertaining to food and environment. The scientific focus of work encompasses the occurrence of food-associated viruses with pathogenic and zoonotic features, tenacity of viruses in food and in the environment as well as the detection and elimination of viruses from the food production lines.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree in veterinary medicine, a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification, teaching skills at university level, excellent academic achievements and a productive and promising research program.

Specific qualifications in Virology or Microbiology (Fachtierarzt) or an equivalent international board certification from a European College are required. Perennial experience in generating research funds from national and international sources is essential.

Candidates are expected to develop an intensive cooperation with scientific units within and outside of the veterinary campus with the goal to strengthen the one health concept in research and teaching at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Munich.

According to domestic legal guidelines (TAppV) the successful applicant will be responsible for teaching veterinary students in the fields of food and meat hygiene along with dairy science with special emphasis on food hygiene.

As communication with students, staff, industry and stakeholder will require knowledge of spoken and written German, it is germane for the successful candidate to demonstrate the sincere willingness to become proficient in the German language.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assis-tance 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 in English comprising of a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as lists of publications and lectures to the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Veterinärstr. 13, 80539 Munich, Germany, or via electronic submission (, PDF not larger than 10 MB) no later than June 07, 2019.


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Full Professorship (W3) of Food and Environmental Virology (Chair)