Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) is a research university with a focus on engineering and natural sciences and an international profile. In the field of basic research, it is particularly active in six collaborative research centres (CRCs) and transregio-CRCs. Important subject areas of application-oriented research are dealt with in close cooperation with the ten research institutes in the vicinity. TUK is a campus university characterised by short distances and cooperative partnership among all its members.
In the framework of the Programme for the Promotion of Early Career Researchers by the German Federal and State Governments (WISNA) the position of tenure track professor
at TUK in the Department of Civil Engineering is to be filled as soon as possible or earliest by 01.04.2021.
The tenure track professorship is funded by the WISNA programme. The programme’s target group are scientists at an early stage of their careers. We therefore explicitly invite people to apply shortly after finishing their doctorate. The filling of the professorship requires eligibility according to WISNA. The prerequisite for employment is a short period of scientific work following the doctorate.
The professorship shall initially be occupied as a W 2 position in civil service for a period of six years. In addition to a mid-term evaluation, a tenure evaluation shall be conducted prior to completion of the period based on clearly defined and transparent criteria. These criteria will be established at the time of appointment together with the future appointee. Following the successful completion of the tenure evaluation the appointment shall take place for the civil service post for life in the salary grade W 3, insofar as the general staff regulations are met. The procedures are set forth in the TUK Statutes on Quality Assurance for Appointments.
The holder of the position shall represent the area of light, material-saving constructions made of steel and wood, also in hybrid construction methods. The lightweight construction under consideration here is intended to contribute to the conservation of resources, identify diverse applications in residential and industrial construction and exploit the potential of lightweight construction for multifunctional use and dismantling. The Department of Civil Engineering is a focal point in the holistic consideration of planning and construction processes, automated production and its realization by means of digital tools across disciplines, in which the professorship is to play an active role. Thus, the portfolio of civil engineering at the TU Kaiserslautern is purposefully expanded in research and teaching. The prerequisite for employment is an above-average doctorate in the field of structural engineering. Applicants should have national and international research and publication experience in the above-mentioned subject area and ideally have professional experience, e.g. in a temporary career phase outside universities. Experience in the acquisition of third-party funds and research projects would be an advantage. The professorship is integrated into the infrastructure of the Institute of Steel Structures. The Technical University of Kaiserslautern offers a strong research environment and very good experimental facilities, which are operated jointly with the Institute of Concrete Structures and Structural Design. A future intensive cooperation with the other Institutes of the department is expected. The jobholder* is to represent the topic of resource-efficient construction methods in the courses of steel and timber construction of the German-language bachelor and master courses of the Department of Civil Engineering. An extended range of courses in English language in the Master's program is desired. In addition, the application of digital tools in design and construction/manufacturing should also be taught. Applicants are therefore expected to have specific and appropriate teaching skills and experience.
The State of Rhineland-Palatinate and TUK represent a support concept in which a high attendance of the professors at the university is expected. Besides the general staff regulations, the appointment requirements stipulated in the University Act of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate apply.
TUK strives to promote an increase in the representation of women in research and teaching, and thus emphatically invites qualified female academics to apply. Applicants with disabilities will receive preferential treatment in the event of equal suitability (please enclose evidence). TUK is a family-friendly university; it values the diversity of its members and enables equality of opportunity for all. Applications by scientists from abroad are particularly welcome.
By submitting your application form, you agree to the internal processing of your data for official purposes in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Applications including curriculum vitae, list of publications and proof of previous teaching achievements, a description of the academic career and future teaching and research intentions are to be submitted by 25.10.2020 to: Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Dekan des Fachbereichs Bauingenieurwesen, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hamid Sadegh-Azar, Postfach 30 49, 67653 Kaiserslautern, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgContinue reading
|Title||W2-Professor with W3-Tenure for "Lightweight construction in structural engineering" (m/f/d)|
|Employer||University of Kaiserslautern|
|Job location||Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 47, 67663 Kaiserslautern|
|Published||September 4, 2020|
|Application deadline||October 25, 2020|
|Job types||Professor,   Tenure Track  |
|Fields||Civil Engineering,   Industrial Engineering,   Manufacturing Engineering,   Structural Engineering  |