Professor in the field of Informatics - Digitisation in the energy sector Deggendorf Institute of Technology Germany

The Deggendorf Institute of Technology provides high-quality education, future-orientated research and further education degrees tailored to the individual. Our success is reflected in the high level of satisfaction of our students, alumni, professors and employees. We offer an interesting, diverse and attractive working environment, with flexible working hours. We also assist with the professional career orientation of the partner. Salary and benefits follow the German public service scale. Join us and become a part of our innovative and vibrant team.


The Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Industrial Engineering of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of a


Professor (m/f)

in the field of ”Informatics- Digitisation in the energy sector” for the winter semester 2017/2018 or later (BesGr.W2).


The aim of teaching and research at the European Campus Rottal-Inn, which belongs to the Technical University of Deggendorf, is to train students to design future-oriented and sustainable energy systems. The digital transformation of the energy sector from production to distribution and use is playing an increasingly role in the integration of renewable and hence volatile energy sources.


Building on a deep understanding of digital technology, the focus of this professorship lies in the field of data analysis and communication with regard to digitised energy systems and their management. We are looking for personalities who possess designated practical and theoretical knowledge and who have experience in the area of digitisation of energy systems with a focus on energy grid management.


Besides teaching, tasks include support in developing the European Campus Rottal-Inn, which is part of the Technical University of Deggendorf. With respect to modern information technology, data analysis tools and the intelligent networking of energy and energy distribution systems based on internet technologies using sensors and self-regulating devices constitute the focus of the teaching and research field.


Due to the international orientation of the Technical University, course language is English. Best opportunities are provided to create innovative teaching and research structures under the roof of the European Campus Rottal-Inn. The tasks also include developing new laboratory facilities which enables modern practical-oriented training for students.


A university degree qualification in the field of IT, technical IT or comparable degree qualification, and several years of professional experience in the area of intelligent energy systems are required. The profile is supplemented by interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of relevant measurement and control engineering, intelligent decentralised energy systems and modern assessment and management systems in the energy sector. In addition, applicants are expected to hold courses in basic subjects in engineering. It is also desirable for applicants to have experience of raising third-party funds and managing R&D projects. The profile is completed by an extended length of time spent abroad. The position requires international consultation and coordination with European universities and corporations. Fluent English language skills sufficient for business dealings are required. German language skills are desired. The task areas also include involvement in the university’s self-government and in the concept and development stages of relevant degree courses.


Required Qualifications:

  • University degree at PhD level
  • Teaching experience and pedagogical skills
  • Research experience in one or more of the above-mentioned fields
  • Minimum of 5 years post-graduate professional activity in the development or application of academic knowledge. At least 3 years of this professional experience must have been obtained outside the university sector; although in particular cases professional activity may be accepted as sufficient if a substantial part within a minimum 5 year period was completed as a cooperation between the higher educational and the non-university sector.


Candidates who have not yet reached the age of 52 may be appointed as civil servants (“Beamte”). The Deggendorf Institute of Technology particularly welcomes and encourages applications from women. Furthermore, qualified applicants with disabilities will be favoured.


The European Campus Rottal-Inn is centrally located. It is situated in the charming town of Pfarrkirchen, part of Lower Bavaria in south-east Germany. The town has an idyllic location between the Danube and the Inn rivers and offers many recreational activities. Pfarrkirchen has superb school and educational opportunities. Attractive cities nearby include Salzburg, Regensburg and Passau, and the Munich International Airport is only 90 minutes by car. The proximity to Austria and the Alps places Pfarrkirchen at the heart of Europe.


Please apply for the position on our application website



Applications with the standard documents (CV, certificates, documentation of professional experience and the corresponding subject-specific references) should be submitted to the President of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology no later than a month after this job posting appears.


Deggendorf Institute of Technology | Human Resource Management | Gisela Kulzer | Tel.: +49 (0)991/3615-266 | Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 1 | D-94469 Deggendorf

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