Professorship for Mechanics; Material Theory

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany's leading research universities, addressing the whole
range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work
across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks
within and beyond the university is Ruhr-Universität Bochum's declared aim.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, invites
applications for the position of a

Professorship (W3) for Mechanics – Material Theory (m/f/d)
to start on March 1st, 2024.

We are looking for a nationally and internationally visible, scientifically outstanding personality. The
candidate should have successfully published results with a strong connection to fundamental research
and be capable of inspiring students and group members to engage with their research area. A good
connection with the international and national scientific mechanics community as well as leadership
experience are considered advantageous. The future holder of the position is expected to extend the
existing core research topics of the department and to actively develop these in interdisciplinary
cooperation with other research units of the department and the university.

Outstanding performance in several of the following areas is required:

• Modeling of nonlinear and inelastic material response
• Variational methods
• Analytical and numerical multiscale methods
• Simulation of multiphysics problems
• Methods for the validation based on experimental data

The research activities should be characterized by a strong connection to applications in the fields of
civil and mechanical engineering. Positive evaluation as a junior professor, a habilitation or equivalent
academic achievements and proof of special qualification for academic teaching are as much required
as the willingness to participate in the academic self-government.

Furthermore, we expect:

• strong commitment to academic teaching, especially for undergraduate students of civil,
mechanical, and environmental engineering, including involvement in the department's
English language course programs,
• readiness and proven ability to acquire, to lead, and to process significant externally funded
research projects, and to participate in coordinated research programs,
• willingness to operate and enhance the existing laboratory for research and teaching.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour
a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of
individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität
Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented
they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications
from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Applications with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, evidence of
special suitability for academic teaching, list of engineering projects worked on, details of research
interests, list of own third-party funding, description of the three most significant achievements),
exclusively in digital form, are requested by 31.10.2022 to the Dean of the Faculty of Civil and
Environmental Engineering at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Prof. Dr. sc. techn. habil. Markus
Knobloch, E-Mail:

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