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Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty VI - Institute of Civil Engineering - Chair of Building Structures

Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

University Professorship - BesGr. W3

for the Chair of "Building Structures".

The professorship is to be funded by the federal and state governments' Program for Female Professors to promote gender equality in science and research at higher education institutions in Germany. The Program for Female Professors promotes the first appointment of women to professorships (in this case: the first appointment of a W3 professorship) and thus aims to increase the proportion of women in leading positions in research.
The professorship is offered pending the provision of funding.

Working field:

The professorship is intended to further develop structural engineering in “Building Structures” through teaching and research and to establish new research areas: Future research in building structures must address the challenges posed by society, industry, and science for the construction of resource-efficient and sustainable buildings with a drastically reduced carbon footprint. This calls for fundamentally new building structure concepts that use new, environmentally-friendly, and innovative manufacturing and recycling technologies. These technologies must be investigated integrally, taking into account the interplay between architecture, energy and building technology, building physics, etc., and the rapidly advancing manufacturing capabilities in the industry. Future structures must be resilient and facilitate multifunctional use over the very long term. These matters remain unresolved and present pressing issues for construction professionals, along with the ever-increasing demands for more cost-effective building and structural solutions for building construction that can be realized in the shortest possible planning and construction time frames.

The academic chair is part of the Institute of Civil Engineering and researches and teaches efficient, resource-conserving, recycling-oriented building structures spanning a wide range of materials. In the bachelor's and master’s Civil Engineering degree programs, the chair teaches students the fundamentals and advanced principles of the design, modeling, calculation, dimensioning, and construction of sustainable structures made of various materials, including timber construction. Courses are taught in German. Preferably, the successful candidate will participate in the Civil Systems Engineering master’s program, which is taught in 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; gender and diversity competence and sustainability-oriented action; as well as committee work.

Requirements:

Candidates must fulfill the requirements under Section 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (BerlHG). These include a university degree in civil engineering; an aptitude for scientific work (generally demonstrated by the quality of the applicant’s doctorate); additional academic achievements (generally demonstrated by a positively evaluated junior professorship, “Habilitation” or other achievements equivalent to the “Habilitation”); as well as an aptitude for teaching (demonstrated in a teaching portfolio; for further information, please see https://www.tu.berlin/en/go209650/).
We are looking for an experienced junior researcher who, based on their previous research and/or professional activities, has outstanding technical competence in the research and implementation of building structures. Candidates must have experience in the acquisition and implementation of external funding projects.

Further requirements include:

  • Excellent technical and methodological skills, including in experimental methods, in modeling and simulating structures;
  • Practical experience in the various aspects of design covering different materials, modeling, calculation, dimensioning, and construction of building structures, as demonstrated by relevant professional activities;
  • Experience in interdisciplinary projects with other construction professions, such as those in architecture, building physics, and building technology, demonstrated for example by relevant professional activities or publications;
  • Willingness to teach structural engineering covering different materials in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs as part of a team;
  • Willingness and ability to give basic courses in all areas of structural engineering;
  • Willingness to actively participate in the Faculty’s research areas with regard to the structural engineering challenges described above and TU Berlin’s research areas.

Technische Universität Berlin requires professors to be willing and able to assume responsibility for the management and strategic development of their chair and staff. In particular, this includes an understanding of the special responsibility of creating gender and diversity-sensitive work and study conditions. The position also requires the willingness and ability to advance junior scholars, women, and social diversity as well as to contribute to academic self-governance. The willingness and ability to provide new ideas for internationalization and sustainability-oriented action in research and teaching is expected. Experience with initiatives in science communication and knowledge and technology transfer is desirable.

As a university with an international profile, we require our professors to have excellent English-language skills and very much welcome applications from candidates whose first language is not German. The successful candidate will be expected to have a command of German or be willing to learn the language as quickly as possible; this is necessary to fulfill the requirements of the job posting (minimum C1 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

It is not possible to offer the position as two part-time professorships.

How to apply:

Technische Universität Berlin is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and actively encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. Preference will be given to applicants with severe disabilities who equally fulfill the requirements of the position. TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to equality of opportunity. We are a certified family-friendly university and our Dual Career Service can assist you and your family with your move to Berlin.

Please submit your application in German quoting the reference with the following documents: CV, certificates, concept for research and teaching, teaching portfolio, list of implemented projects, documents demonstrating further practical experience and developments in building structures, prizes, list of acquired external funding, and a publications list highlighting which five publications you regard as the most significant. Your application must be sent by email as a single PDF file to bewerbungen@fak6.tu-berlin.de. Electronic documents submitted using cloud services such as WeTransfer or Dropbox cannot be accepted. Please address your application to Technische Universität Berlin – Die Präsidentin –, Dekanin der Fakultät VI Planen Bauen Umwelt, Straße des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Berlin.

TU Berlin is taking steps to make appointment procedures more equitable and has created a form to take academic age into account in appointment procedures as part of a pilot project. The form is to be regularly used in procedures from early 2023. You can download the form (Excel file) from the following website: https://www.tu.berlin/en/go209647/.

Please send an email to berufungen@fak6.tu-berlin.de for further information concerning the formal application process. Specific questions relating to the position should also be sent to this address so that they can be forwarded to the chair of the appointment committee.
By submitting your application via email you consent to having your data electronically processed and saved. Please note that we cannot guarantee the protection of your personal data when submitted as an unprotected file. You can find information on data protection law regarding the processing of your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the website of the human resources department: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/menue/themen_a_z/datenschutzerklaerung/.

The vacancy is also advertised online at: https://www.jobs.tu-berlin.de.