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Institution Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - Equine Clinic, a unit of the Center of Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Remuneration group BesGr W2
Start date As soon as possible
Application deadline 2024-01-07

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Equine Surgery

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 Equine Clinic, a unit of the Center of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for a Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Equine Surgery commencing as soon as possible.

The successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects within the field of equine surgery. The applicant’s activities are expected to extend into teaching, research and administration as well as clinical services. The newly constructed clinic on the Campus in Oberschleißheim is a state-of-the-art facility that is ideally suited to develop a successful equine surgery program.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a clinically skilled, highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree in veterinary medicine 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.

Experience in raising third party resources is expected. Excellent team and communication skills, as well as the willingness to play a leading role in the future development of the "Equine Surgery" unit in the new clinic on the Campus in Oberschleißheim are desirable. International board certification of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) and/or of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) is required.

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.

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

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.

Please submit your application in English comprising of a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees, certificates as well as a list of publications and teaching activities to the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinärstr. 13, 80539 Munich, Germany, via electronic submission to (one single pdf file with max. 10 MB) no later than January 7th, 2024.

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.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Prof. Dr. Reinhard K. Straubinger, Ph.D.
Tierärztliche Fakultät
LMU München
Veterinärstr. 13
80539 München
Tel: 089-2180-2550
Fax: 089-2180 99 2656

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