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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty III

As part of the federal and state program for the advancement of junior scholars, Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty III - Process Sciences -, currently has a vacancy at the Institute of Energy Engineering for a

tenure track professorship, remuneration group W1, fixed term 3+3 years, to be continued as a life-time professorship, remuneration group W2

in ”Thermal and thermo-chemical energy storage".

This professorship should be seen in the context of Technische Universität Berlin’s goal to recruit and advance junior scholars in the early stage of their career. The tenure track professorship is initially limited to three years. The position shall be renewed for a further three years conditional upon the postholder’s performance and agreement. After six years, as a rule, a lifelong professorship will be offered conditional upon the fulfillment of the determined evaluation criteria and hiring requirements for a lifelong professorship. Information about the evaluation criteria can be found on Technische Universität Berlin’s website, https://www.tu.berlin/fakultaet3/.

Work­ing field:

Classes should be given on thermal energy storage and adjacent fields. Classes have to be taught in both German and English language.

Expected future research is on the fundamentals and the development and application of thermal and thermo-chemical energy storage. Possible topics are:
  • Investigation of structure-property relationships of potential storage materials
  • Experimental or theoretical determination of equilibrium and transport properties
  • Development and measurement of properties of storage materials (also in combination with heat transfer structures)
  • Development and measurement of prototype storages
  • Scientific assistance for demonstrators or pilot plants
  • Investigations on the integration of thermal storage into energy supply systems.

Require­ments:

Candidates must fulfill the hiring requirements pursuant to Section 102c Berlin State Higher Education Act in combination with Section 102a Berlin State Higher Education Act. Of particular importance are a university degree in a relevant field of study, a strong aptitude for research demonstrated, as a rule, by an outstanding doctorate in a relevant field of research as well as teaching skills demonstrated by a teaching portfolio (for further information about the portfolio, see Technische Universität Berlin’s website,
https://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/einrichtungen/praesidium/projekte_des_praesidiums/neuberufene/berufungsportal/bewerbung/lehrportfolio/parameter/en/).

Furthermore, the following is required:
  • have subject-specific teaching experience,
  • have an excelling research profile within at least one of said topics, documented by relevant publica-tions.

Preferably, candidates have:
  • experience in the acquisition and administration of third party-funded projects.
  • international experience and experience in working with interdisciplinary teams,
  • experience in promotion of junior and female scientists as well as gender mainstreaming.

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 good 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 strives 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.

Technische Universität Berlin offers its tenure track professors structured mentoring to support their professional development. The university values the diversity of its members and is committed to equality of opportunity. It is a certified family-friendly university and its Dual Career Service can assist you and your family with your move to Berlin.

Please send your application until 16th July, 2021 with the reference number III-320/21 and the appropriate documents (CV, certificates of education and previous work experience, list of publications, list of attracted third party funding as well as a description of your research and teaching concept, teaching portfolio) preferably by email as a single pdf file to berufungen@fak3.tu-berlin.de. 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. Aleksander Gurlo, Sekr. H 88, Straße des 17. Juni 135, D - 10623 Berlin. Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.

By submitting your application via email you consent to having your data electronically processed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guaranty 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: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/menue/themen_a_z/datenschutzerklaerung/ or quick access 214041.