Junior professorship without tenure track in Building Information Modelling University Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Engineering - Department of Building Science

The Faculty is seeking an exceptional candidate to represent this field in research and education. Prerequisite forthis position is focus on research in project processes digitization during the whole life cycle in the building sector. In addition, a holistic approach to the disciplines of architecture, civil engineering, electrical and engineering is to be integrated within the scope of the BIM method. The following priorities are to be given to the future field of activity with BIM methods:


 development of BIM methodology in project management

 management of information in the entire value-creation chain from the idea, planning, design and
engineering, construction and operation of construction and infrastructure buildings and facilities to their

 modeling, simulation and optimization of project and production processes


The junior professor will be expected to teach in the accredited bachelor and master degree courses of civil engineering.


Applicants are desired to have publications in refereed journals as well as experience in implementing externally funded projects.

The University of Duisburg-Essen attaches particular importance to the quality of teaching. Candidates will therefore be required to present their ideas and concepts with regard to teaching, also taking into account the profiles of the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Faculty of Engineering.


The hiring requirements for this position comply with Article 36 of the law on higher education in North-RhineWestphalia (Hochschulgesetz NRW).


In the first phase of the Junior Professorship four hours of teaching are obligatory, in the second phase five hours. If the prerequisites of civil servant status (Beamter/Beamtin) are satisfied the appointment is expected to be civil servant for the duration of three years. After a positive evaluation the appointment will be extended for an additional three years.


The University of Duisburg-Essen aims to increase the diversity of its members (please see https://www.unidue.de/diversity). It is seeking to increase the number of women on its scientific staff and therefore strongly encourages suitably qualified women to apply. Frau Christina Jerig, the faculty's equal opportunities representative, is available as contact person and may be reached at christina.jerig@uni-due.de. In case of equal qualification, women will be given preference in accordance with state equal opportunity legislation. Applications from suitable handicapped persons and equivalent applicants according to Article 2, Paragraph 3 of the social code (SGB IX) are also welcome.


Applications with the usual supporting documents should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Herrn Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Schramm, Forsthausweg 2, 47057 Duisburg, Germany (application deadline: January 25th, 2017). The supporting documents should include: curriculum vitae; list of scientific publications; documents concerning scientific and professional development; copies of relevant certificates; presentation of individual research expertise including how it would enhance the research at the University of Duisburg-Essen; application form (please see https://www.unidue.de/physik/dekanat/stellen.php); details of externally funded projects and information on participation in the administration of academic activities as well as teaching concepts and previous teaching activities.

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