Professorship (W3) in the Domain of Industrialization of smart Materials / Director Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT
Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH)
The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) is
a modern and dynamic university, striving for international
excellence in research and teaching. It
sets ideal conditions for unlocking the knowledge
and innovation potential of today’s technological
challenges by combining its engineering expertise
in the three focal areas Green Technologies, Life
Science Technologies and Aviation and Maritime
Systems with cross-cutting research on digitization,
engineering methods and new materials.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Additive Manufacturing
Technologies IAPT, with its approx. 75 employees,
is one of the leading institutions in the field
of additive production with a research focus on
design, process, factory and digitization. The focus
is on the industrialization of additive technologies
and the associated technology transfer.
The TUHH and the Fraunhofer IAPT have been collaborating since 2018. To strengthen their cooperation
in the field of additive production technologies the TUHH and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft jointly seek
applications for a
IN THE DOMAIN OF
OF SMART MATERIALS
in association with the position of
DIRECTOR AT THE
FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR
The position is situated in the context of materials and process development and their industrial introduction.
The TUHH and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are looking for a candidate who is specialized in
the development and communication of the basics, methods and processes of industrialization of smart
materials at the interface to additive production and additive manufacturing processes. We are particularly
interested in applications from candidates with a background in the following research areas:
Additive manufacturing and functional integration
Material and product qualification
Development of methodology, processes and digital modelling (for the for topics mentioned)
Development of 4D printing towards industrial applications
In close accord with the applied research topics addressed at the Fraunhofer IAPT, the university professorship
also involves the advancement of fundamental knowledge.
The successful applicant is expected to represent the subject area of industrialization of smart materials
in research and teaching as well as in technology management vis-à-vis third-party funding bodies and
research partners. As a director at the Fraunhofer IAPT his/her responsibilities will include the scientifictechnical
and entrepreneurial management and development of the institute within the Fraunhofer model
and the overall strategy of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The position holder will also promote the strategic
partnership between the TUHH and the Fraunhofer IAPT and its long-term and sustainable development.
We are looking for a personality with years of leadership experience from larger, interdisciplinary research
groups, experience in the strategic planning, acquisition and implementation of large-scale national and
international research and development projects in different business areas, and expertise in increasing
efficiency in development processes and technology utilization. International work and teaching experience
and/or experience in international projects and connections in research policy are an advantage.
The employment requirements for professors as per §15 Hamburger Hochschulgesetz (Hamburg University
Act) apply. In particular, a university degree, pedagogical aptitude, a special ability to work in research
(usually proven by a doctorate) and additional academic achievements are required.
We offer versatile projects with a high degree of practical relevance and a great freedom of design scope
for research. The TUHH and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are equal opportunity employers and particularly
welcome and encourage applications from women. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft follows family-friendly
personnel policies and offers employees flexible working times and services to help them achieve a better
work-life balance. The TUHH is certified as a family-friendly university and supports dual careers. Suitable
disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status with comparable qualifications, abilities, and
experience receive preference in the application process.
The TUHH and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft value and promote the diversity of the skills of their employees
and therefore welcome all applications, regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin,
religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity.
Both the professorship as well as the director position are due to commence on April 1, 2021.
The deadline for applications
is November 29, 2020.
Applications can be submitted in German or
English. Please send your application (including
covering letter, CV, Ref. No. P-20-12, a list of
publications, relevant certificates, overview of
research activities and teaching experience)
and the President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Reimund Neugebauer,
Hansastraße 27C, 80686 München, or by e-mail
For questions about the professorship at
TUHH please contact the Vice President for
Research, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Irina Smirnova via
email@example.com. For questions about the
position at Fraunhofer IAPT, contact Dr. Patrick