As part of the federal and state program for the advancement of junior scholars, Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty V, currently has a vacancy at the Institute of Machine Design and Systems Technology for a
tenure track professorship, remuneration group W1, fixed term, to be continued as a lifetime professorship, remuneration group W3
in " Cyber-Physical Systems in Mechanical Engineering”.
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.vm.tu-berlin.de/menue/service/tt_professuren/cyber_physical_systems_in_mechanical_engineering/.
The professorship is intended to act as a bridge between the disciplines of computer science, cybernetics and mechanical engineering for the research of cyber-physical systems in mechanical engineering and in this way to provide sustainable impulses for excellent research and teaching at TU Berlin. The postholder is expected to investigate novel methods for the design of cyber-physical systems on the basis of valid models, taking into account their complex properties, and to exploit potential areas of application for such systems. The following areas have been defined for teaching and research:
Method development for the early assessment, validation and verification of cyber-physical systems;
novel and comprehensive modeling for the description of the systems and their properties;
research into methods for the analysis and control of complex machine networks, for instance, in industrial production processes or for traffic coordination;
development of methods of adaptivity and machine learning in complex machine networks.
The teaching responsibilities associated with this post relate to the bachelor’s and master’s programs in the engineering sciences. The development of curricula, as well as participation in collaborative research and academic self-administration are further requirements of the position.
Essential qualifications: 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 engineering or natural sciences (preferably in mechanical engineering, computer engineering, technophysics or technomathematics), a strong aptitude for research demonstrated, as a rule, by an outstanding doctorate as well as teaching skills demonstrated by a teaching portfolio (for further information about the portfolio, see Technische Universität Berlin’s website, quick access 144242). The candidate is expected to have written publications for peer-reviewed journals – especially leading international journals – in the specialist field. Experience in the acquisition of competitive third-party funding, involvement in international research and project work in the above-mentioned fields are preferred. Also sought are qualifications in the field of science and research management or professional experience in the industrial environment of mechanical engineering, preferably with management responsibilities and with proven expertise in the field of cyber-physical systems. Skills in the area of gender and diversity, as well as commitment to science communication and knowledge and/or technology transfer complete your profile. Non-German speaking applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to learning German quickly. Excellent English skills are desirable.
How to apply:
Technische Universität Berlin is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore actively encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. Applications from abroad are expressly welcome. Preference will be given to applicants with severe disabilities fulfilling the requirements of the position.
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.
Applications – preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org should be submitted quoting the job reference number and should include the standard documents (description of the academic or professional career, qualification certificates, teaching portfolio – see Technische Universität Berlin’s website, quick access 144242, overview of publications with details of what you regard as your five most significant publications). Electronic documents submitted using cloud services such as WE-Transfer, Dropbox or the like cannot be accepted. Should you prefer to submit a hard-copy application, please include a digital version on a USB stick and address the package to Technische Universität Berlin – Der Präsident – Dekan der Fakultät V, Prof. Dr. Utz von Wagner, Sekr. H11, Straße des 17. Juni 135, D 10623 Berlin.
Applications should not exceed 30 pages. The appointment committee may at their own discretion request further documents at a later date.
Please submit copies only. Applications will not be returned.
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