W1 Endowed Professorship without Tenure Track for Digital Engineering and Construction
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9300 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.


The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences – assigned to Division IV Natural and Built Environment – invites applications for a


W1 Endowed Professorship without Tenure Track for Digital Engineering and Construction

to be filled as soon as possible. According to § 51 of the Baden-Wuerttemberg University Act (Landeshochschulgesetz Baden-Württemberg) the initial appointment is for six years as a temporary public servant or as an employee and will be hosted at the Institute for Technology and Management in Construction (TMB). An interim evaluation is carried out in the fourth year of service. The professorship is donated by Goldbeck GmbH.


The professorship is an important element in positioning the KIT in the area of civil engineering. The area of responsibility includes the representation of the named subject in teaching, research and innovation. It is part of the collegial institute board at the TMB. Furthermore the participation in the academic self-administration as part of the self-conception of the university is among the responsibilities.


In teaching the professorship covers the area of the development and application of digital methods for the engineering and design of buildings, production planning, industrial prefabrication and the production on the site. Through an interdisciplinary approach it shall be ensured that the potentials of digitization in the whole life cycle of buildings are exploited. Focus in research shall be given to following topics:
Digital methods for modeling, simulation and optimization in project management processes, design and planning processes, prefabrication processes, logistics and construction processes
Industrialized construction, mass customization and Industry 4.0 in construction
Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the life cycle of buildings


The candidate should be scientifically active in minimum one of the outlined areas of focus. Ideally the candidate has first working experience in the construction industry. In addition to outstanding scientific achievements, such as those achieved as part of an excellent dissertation. According to § 51 of the Baden-Wuerttemberg University Act (Landeshochschulgesetz des Landes Baden-Württemberg) it is required, that the candidate has a university degree, pedagogic aptitude, demonstrated by experience in teaching, and exceptional competence in scientific work demonstrated by an excellent dissertation.


KIT offers an excellent environment for the outlined activities and best opportunities for exchange among colleagues as well as regarding research infrastructure. The Institute for Technology and Management in Construction (TMB) offers ideal conditions to establish the subject digital engineering and construction with three professorships which cover the life cycle of buildings and with a strong network in the construction and real estate industry.


The process of the evaluation and the criteria will be according to the „Qualitätssicherungskonzept für Juniorprofessuren und Tenure-Track-Professuren am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)" and is based on the scientific areas described above. For career development, an accompanying procedure and proper mentoring are offered.


KIT pursues raising the percentage of female professors and explicitly welcomes applications from qualified women. Preference will be given to equally qualified disabled applicants (f/m/d). KIT is certified as a family friendly university and provides part time employment, leave of absence due family issues, Dual-Career-Service and coaching or support for reconciling of work and family life.


Applications (hardcopies and e-mail) as well as the three most important publications (in electronic form only) are to be sent until July, 15th 2019 to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Head of appointment committee of the Faculty Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Hinz, Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, E-Mail: dekanat@bgu.kit.edu. Via this email address he will answer any questions and supply further detail information.


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