Professor of Aircraft Structural Design
TU Braunschweig

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the TU Braunschweig invites applications for
Professor (Salary Grade W3 NBesG) in

"Aircraft Structural Design"

The fields of activity include research into basic principles and applications of structural design of
aircraft including digital design methods, manufacturing approaches, function integration, and flight
testing within the framework of the research focus area "Mobility" of TU Braunschweig. The professorship is thematically linked to the university's Cluster of Excellence for Sustainable and Energy-Efficient
Aviation (SE²A). The fields of activity of the professorship in research shall include the following:

• Construction concepts with high-performance materials,
• Multiphysics design and analysis methods,
• Function integration,
• Flying demonstrators.

The professorship is located in the Institute of Aircraft Design and Light-Weight Structures of the
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. It is expected that the professorship will be actively involved in the
NFL (Aeronautical Research Centre Niedersachsen) and the Cluster of Excellence SE²A (Sustainable
Energy Efficient Aviation).

The professorship shall also reflect corresponding methods and recent research results in the form
of new teaching content and modules. In terms of teaching, the professorship is integrated into the
Bachelor's and Master's programs of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, in particular the Master's
programs in Aerospace Engineering and Industrial Engineering / Mechanical Engineering.

We seek a scientist from university, industry or research establishment with proven competence in at
least two of the above-mentioned fields. Relevant experience in the acquisition and implementation of
basic and application-oriented third-party funded projects, industrial projects as well as collaborative
research is desired.

The Technische Universität Braunschweig co-ordinates major parts of its research in Core Research
Areas, among them Mobility. The successful candidate is prepared to participate in interdisciplinary,
collaborative programs and to contribute to the Research Centres of Mobility. Likewise, cooperation in
the academic self-administration is expected.

Conditions of appointment are in accordance with § 25, Niedersachsen Higher Education Act (NHG).
The prerequisites are a university degree with a doctorate, relevant research work with outstanding
scientific achievements, the ability to carry out, coordinate and manage interdisciplinary research work
with commitment and to acquire third-party funds, as well as pedagogical and didactic skills.
With nearly 20,000 students and 3,700 staff members, Technische Universität Braunschweig is the
largest Institute of Technology in Northern Germany. It stands for a strategic and achievement-oriented
way of thinking and acting, relevant research, exceptional teaching and the successful transfer of
knowledge and technologies to industry and society. We consistently advocate family friendliness and
equal opportunities.

We focus our research on mobility, infections and therapeutics, metrology, and future city. Our core
disciplines include a comprehensive engineering branch and a strong natural sciences branch, closely
linked with business sciences, social sciences, humanities and educational sciences.
Our campus is located at the heart of one of Europe's most active research regions. We cooperate
closely and successfully with more than 20 research institutions right on our doorstep and maintain
strong relationships with our partner universities all over the world.

At TU Braunschweig, we aim to increase the share of women in academic positions and therefore
particularly welcome applications from women. Where candidates have equivalent qualifications,
preference will be given to female candidates. Applications from international scientists are welcome.
Applicants who are 50 years or older at the time the appointment commences and who have not
acquired permanent civil servant status (Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit) will be employed with
employee status (Angestelltenverhältnis). Where candidates have the same qualifications, preference
will be given to disabled candidates.

For more information, please contact the Head of the Appointment Committee, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf
Radespiel, phone: +49 (0)531 391-94250, e-mail:
For an initial contact you can also approach consultants Simone Pfister and Michael Tippmann of the
recruitment agency BELOW TIPPMANN & COMPAGNIE at +49 (0)30 20 63 279-14 or -12. Absolute
discretion is a matter of course.

Please send your written application until August 15, 2020 indicating the reference number 2020_f4_
W007 and including the appropriate documentation (pdf-file, max. 50 MB, curriculum vitae, list of publications, list of third-party funds acquired with project identification or industrial project responsibilities
and a brief description of the research and teaching concept) to
(addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Dietzel)
By submitting your application documents electronically, you consent to their digital storage and
processing for the application process.

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