Offer 76 out of 77 from 26/04/23, 12:52


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty V

Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty V – Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems currently has a vacancy at the Institute of Mechanics for a

University Professor - salary grade W3

for the Chair of "Contact Mechanics and Tribology", starting 01/10/2024.

Working field:

The scope of the position covers teaching courses in bachelor's and master's programs on the fundamentals of mechanics - statics and elementary strength theory, kinematics and dynamics, energy methods of mechanics and continuum mechanics - as well as advanced topics such as contact mechanics in engineering, tribology, experimental investigation of contact problems or biomedical applications. Courses are taught in German and English. Courses on the fundamentals of mechanics are taught exclusively in German.
Research fields cover experimental research as well as theory and simulation. Possible topics include the investigation of joints in structures, taking into account elastic, viscoelastic and plastic material behavior and tribology, as well as their influence through the modification of surfaces and dynamic effects. Work on the further and new development of methods and simulation procedures in close relation to specific applications is desired. Simulations are validated and accompanied by corresponding experimental investigations. Applications can be found in all technical sciences, for example in the areas of traffic and machine systems, medical technology and biomechanics. References to thermodynamics and modern forming, manufacturing and joining processes, such as additive manufacturing, are also welcome. In addition to tribology, research fields dedicated to efficient implementation in production and biomechanics are particularly desired.
Further responsibilities include leading and managing the chair and its staff; the advancement of junior scholars, women, and diversity, and knowledge transfer; initiatives to promote internationalization; gender and diversity competence, and sustainability-oriented action; as well as committee work.


Hiring requirements are as defined in Section 100 of the Berlin State Higher Education Act (BerlHG). These include a university degree in a relevant engineering or science subject such as mechanical engineering or civil engineering, a particular aptitude for academic work, generally demonstrated by the quality of the candidate’s doctorate, additional academic qualifications or achievements, such as a positively evaluated junior professorship, a habilitation or equivalent, as well as an aptitude for teaching demonstrated by a teaching portfolio (for further information, please refer to the Technische Universität Berlin website
Excellent knowledge and experience in experimental, theoretical and simulative methods of contact mechanics and/or tribology acquired in industry and/or research institutions are essential.
Experience of managing staff, research project management, the advancement of junior scholars and knowledge transfer are important as is gender and diversity competence as well as understanding of issues of sustainability.
A very good knowledge of German is required to teach the fundamental mechanics courses. As a university with an international profile, our professors are also expected to have very good English (

How to apply:

Technische Universität Berlin is committed to increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching and strongly encourages qualified female researchers to apply. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. TU Berlin values the diversity of its staff and is committed to an equality of opportunity.
Technische Universität Berlin is a certified family-friendly institution of higher education, and our Dual Career Service Center offers assistance to you and your family when relocating to Berlin. Applications from abroad are explicitly welcome.

Please submit your application, preferably in digital format and by email, with a maximum of 3 pdf files by 09/06/2023, quoting reference V-216/23 together with the short online questionnaire ( to Your application should include your curriculum vitae, certificates, a list of publications, and a teaching portfolio including a list of courses.
If you would prefer to submit your application as a hard copy, please include a digital version on a USB stick. Please submit your application 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, we cannot return your application. Please only submit copies of documents.

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