Offer 77 out of 100 from 17/06/22, 12:48


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty III

Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty III - Process Sciences - Institute of Energy Engineering offers a position of a

University Professor - salary grade W3

for the chair of "Energy Process Engineering and Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies".

The professorship is to be funded by the Berlin Program for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities for Women in Research and Teaching (BCP). The goal of the BCP is to increase the number of women in professorships as well as leadership positions in research and teaching.

Working field:

The successful candidate must represent the field of energy process engineering and conversion technologies of regenerative energies in its entire breadth in research and teaching. In research, the main activities shall be in the field of characterization and thermochemical conversion of biomass as an example of multiphase reactive processes in porous media. An important aspect here is also the use of such processes for the synthesis of carbon-based advanced biomaterials. Furthermore, the integration of biomass and other renewable energy sources into the existing energy supply infrastructure, considering industrial needs, represents an important field of work for the professorship.
Teaching responsibilities will focus primarily on programs in energy process engineering and conversion technologies of regenerative energies especially for students of engineering courses. In addition, the successful candidate should provide topics for and supervise Bachelor, Master and Doctoral theses. In the context of a strategic internationalization process, TU Berlin assumes recruited academic staff’s ability to conduct classes in English.


Candidates must fulfil the requirements for appointment at the professor level in compliance with § 100 BerlHG (Berlin Higher Education Act) [information sheet available by request], including a completed academic education in power engineering, process engineering, mechanical engineering, technical physics or a comparable discipline, qualified achievements in research (doctorate and additional academic achievements) and pedagogical-didactic qualifications, demonstrated by teaching experience and visualized in a teaching portfolio (for further information see TUB Website, quick access 144242). We are looking for an internationally recognized individual with high-ranking publications and a documented track-record in third-party funding.

Necessary are
  • Outstanding expertise in the field of thermochemical conversion of biogenic materials about the fundamentals (detailed multiscale description of the reaction and transport processes in the thermochemical conversion of biogenic materials) as well as the applications (e.g., integration of renewable energy sources in the industrial sector considering aspects of the circular economy),
  • Mastery of the investigation of the detailed reaction and transport processes (e.g., by laser spectroscopic methods) in the thermochemical conversion of biomass as an example of reactive porous media
  • Ability to lead a larger research group, documented by relevant experience or training, and
  • Subject-specific teaching experience, documented in the teaching portfolio.

Also desired is
  • Experience in strategic planning, acquisition and implementation of national and international research and development projects
  • International research experience and leadership experience of interdisciplinary research groups and
  • Experience in the promotion of young researchers and women as well as in gender equality.

Contributions to current and future joint research projects at the Institute for Energy Engineering as well as the initiation of new research networks are expected.

Technische Universität Berlin expects its professors to possess the ability to both head their academic chair and manage its staff as well as assume responsibility for the chair’s strategic development. For us, this includes commitment to the advancement of junior scholars and women, the gender and diversity expertise required to create diversity-sensitive working and study conditions, providing fresh impetus in research and teaching and participating in academic self-administration. Interdisciplinary cooperation and initiatives in science communication as well as in knowledge and technology transfer are also sought. As a university with an international profile, we require our professors to possess excellent English language skills and we expressly welcome applications from scientists whose native language is not German and who are committed to quickly learning German.

How to apply:

Technische Universität Berlin is determined to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages qualified female researchers to apply. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities. Technische Universität Berlin is a certified family-friendly higher education institution, and our Dual Career Service offers assistance to you and
your family when relocating to Berlin.

Please send your written application until 18th July 2022 indicating the job reference number III-404/22 and including the appropriate documentation (CV, copies of grades and titles, teaching portfolio, list of publications and lecture courses, description of research areas and grants, all combined in a single PDF file) by email to Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt, Dean of the Faculty III - Process Sciences, at
Alternatively, applications may be submitted in writing together with a digital version (USB drive) to Technische Universität Berlin – Der Präsident –, Dekan der Fakultät III, Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt, Sekr. H 88, Straße des 17. Juni 135, D-10623 Berlin. Please send copies only. Originals will not be returned.

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Technische Universität Berlin – Die Präsidentin – , Dekan der Fakultät III, Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt, Sekr. H 88, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin