Offer 77 out of 80 from 28/10/22, 00:00


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty V

Technische Universität Berlin Faculty V - Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems is offering a permanent

University Professor - salary grade W3

for the Chair of Autonomous and Energy-Efficient Maritime Technologies at the Institute of Land and Sea Transport Systems

Working field:

Teaching and research in the area of energy-efficient ships and autonomous shipping in the Maritime Technologies, Transportation Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering degree programs as well as other engineering science degree programs at TU Berlin.
The topics to be addressed include:
  • theoretical and experimental investigation of the energy efficiency of maritime vehicles from a hydrodynamic point of view
  • autonomy of watercraft with a focus on vehicle movement behavior
  • modeling, development, and research of sustainable propulsion systems for different types and classes of watercraft
  • maritime environmental protection
A systems approach is expected in teaching and research, combining relevant aspects of propulsion systems, fluid mechanics, autonomy concepts and implementation, etc.. Courses are held in German and English.
Further responsibilities include leading and managing the chair and its staff; supporting the advancement of junior scholars, women, and diversity; knowledge and technology transfer; initiatives to promote internationalization; working practices reflecting gender and diversity competence as well as issues of sustainability; committee activities.


  • candidates are required to fulfill the hiring conditions pursuant to Section 100 of the Berlin State Higher Education Act (BerlHG - Gesetz über die Hochschulen im Land Berlin) (a fact sheet is available upon request)
  • a relevant engineering science or natural science university degree, e.g. naval architecture and ocean engineering or mechanical engineering
  • a particular aptitude for research work, as a rule demonstrated by the quality of the applicant's doctorate
  • additional academic achievements, as a rule demonstrated by a positively evaluated junior professorship, a habilitation or equivalent achievements (for further details, please refer to the TU Berlin website:
  • an aptitude for teaching demonstrated by a teaching portfolio (for further information, please refer to the TU Berlin website, quick access 144242)
  • in-depth knowledge in the field of maritime propulsion technology
  • experience in industry, business, or research institutions with scientific management responsibilities
  • extensive network of contacts in the shipbuilding and supply industry as well as in the research community
  • willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency, environmental protection, watercraft autonomy, sustainable design of watercraft propulsion systems
  • experience of leadership/management and knowledge/technology transfer as well as gender and diversity competence, an understanding of sustainability issues, and experience of committee work

As a university with an international profile, we require our professors to have excellent English-language skills and we expressly welcome applications from international candidates 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. Applications from abroad are explicitely welcome.

Please submit your application, preferably in digital format and by email with a maximum of 3 pdf files, by 14/12/22 quoting reference V-612/22. Please include the short electronic questionnaire ( as well as your CV, certificates, a list of publications, details of research areas and third-party funding, a teaching portfolio with a list of courses you have taught, and copies of up to five publications to
If you would prefer to submit your application as a hard copy, please include a digital version on a USB stick and address it to Technische Universität Berlin – Die Präsidentin – Dekan der Fakultät V, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Utz von Wagner, Sekr. H11, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin. For reasons of cost, applications cannot be returned. Please only submit copies.

By submitting your application via email you consent to having your data electronically processed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guarantee for the protection of your personal data when submitted as unprotected file. Please find our data protection notice acc. DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation) at the TU staff department homepage: or quick access 214041.