Career Goal UAS Professorship

Project Attract2HM

As part of the project "Attract2HM", TUM-GS supports the qualification of doctoral candidates who are interested in pursuing a professorship at a University of Applied Sciences.

Attract2HM is a project at the TUM Graduate School that takes place in cooperation with the Munich University of Applied Sciences and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The project’s goal is to make the steps towards a professorship at a University of Applied Sciences for doctoral candidates easier to plan and to put into action. Many doctoral candidates are not aware that becoming a professor at a UAS could be a viable career option for them or they do not know what an application would entail. Within Attract2HM, the TUM Graduate School offers a program helping doctoral candidates on their way to a professorship.

Interested doctoral candidates will get...

  • information about the most important requirements for a professorship at a UAS and what to think about when applying;
  • support in specific workshops that help with career planning and the development of a pertinent profile;
  • assistance by a professional coach who provides help with topics such as decision making, application strategies and training for job interviews;
  • networking opportunities with UAS-professors who offer their expertise and experience within a Mentoring-framework.

Information Events

At our information events, doctoral candidates, postdocs and other interested parties have the opportunity to find out more about UAS professorships. In an interactive evening, we inform you about the requirements for a UAS professorship. We answer questions such as: What is the job profile of a UAS professor? How is it different from working at a university? How do I become a UAS professor? An invited TUM alumnus and current UAS professor gives personal insights into this exciting profession and talks about their career path to a professorship. Time for questions, discussions and networking is allotted afterwards.

Info event on 28 April 2022

Prof. Dr. Wallentowitz and Prof. Dr. Thurner accompanied us during our information event on 28 April 2022. They are both professors at the Department of Computer Sciences and Mathematics at the Munich University of Applied Sciences (HM). Dr. Wallentowitz did his doctorate at the TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology (Chair of Integrated Systems) and works as a professor since 2019. Dr. Thurner became professor in 2007 and pursued her doctorate at the Chair of Software and Systems Engineering at the TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology as well.


Info event on 23 November 2023

In 2021, Dr. Schmidtner became professor of Sustainable Urban Development and Artificial Intelligence at the TH Ingolstadt. She told us about her path to this professorship during our information event on November 23, 2022. For instance, she shared with us how she prepared for a trial lecture and talked about her collaborations with various industry partners. Prof. Dr. Schmidtner did her doctoral research at the Chair of Empirical Educational Research from the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology.

Info event on 16 May 2023

Prof. Dr. Christian Zang shared with us how he combines his research interest in the environment with his passion for teaching as a professor for Forests and Climate Change. At our information event held on May 16, 2023, Dr. Zang told us how his doctoral and post-doctoral research at TUM enabled him to receive a Professorship at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan Triesdorf.


Info event on 25 January 2024

During our information event on Jan 25, 2024, Dr. Anderl shared with us her path to a UAS professorship at the Munich University of Applied Sciences (HM). She did her doctoral studies in Marketing at TUM, the University of Passau, and the University of Massachusetts Boston. After a 3-year application process, she became Professor for Digital Transformation in 2019 at the faculty of Business Administration.

Career counseling

Are you interested in the career option of a professorship at a University of Applied Sciences? You can get help with all of your questions around the application and appointment process by contacting the career counseling service. If you do not have any concrete plans yet but are interested in career perspectives outside of the traditional academic path, the career counseling is also open to you.

For an appointment, please contact Dr. Dennis Rivera (

If you would like to inform yourself about a UAS professorship as a future career opportunity, you can check out the following links. Please be aware that most of these links are in German because UAS professorships require a native-level of German language proficiency (C1 – C2).

1. Useful links

2. Reading suggestions