Full Professorship (W3) for Materials Engineering and Resource Management Technische Universität Darmstadt, Department of Material and Geosciences Germany

The long-term successful collaboration of the Technische Universität Darmstadt and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in several areas of research is due to be extended in the Department of Materials and Geo Sciences with a focus on “Materials and Resource Management”. The professorship is therefore linked to the leadership of the Fraunhofer project group IWKS.


The project group IWKS engages in sustainable resource strategies, the implementation of economic recycling concepts, and the substitution of critical resources for the circulation of functional materials.


You competently cover the aforementioned main topics in research and teaching. You represent them in research and technology management towards research patrons and research partners and expands the strategic connection between the university and the project group. The collaboration with scientifically adjacent university departments is desired. As an appropriate forerun, the professorship is expected to provide the basic insights in close connection to the applied research subjects of the project group.


Your tasks include the advancement of the project group’s scientific profile with the objective to transform it into a separate Fraunhofer institute that you will lead.


You are scientifically established in the areas of materials science and engineering, process technology, or technical engineering. You have long-term experience in the leadership of large interdisciplinary research groups. You are experienced in the strategical planning, acquisition, and implementation of large-volume national and international research anddevelopment projects in diverse operating areas. You are competent in the efficiency enhancement of development processes and in the utilization of technology.


International working and teaching experience and/or experience with international projects and interconnectedness in the politics of science are advantageous.


Prerequisites for employment are a completed university education, pedagogical aptitude, a Ph.D. and a habilitation or the proof of equivalent scientific accomplishments.


The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German "W-Besoldung" and subject to negotiations between the applicant and the university directorate. The regulations for employment are specified under §§ 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).


The Technische Universität Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program.


The Technische Universität Darmstadt and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft intend to increase the number of female faculty members and encourage female candidates to apply.


In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Applications along with usual supporting documents (Curriculum vitae, lists of publications and taught courses, certificates about academic exams and appointments) should be received until January 15th 2017

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