Full Professors (W3)
in High Voltage Equipment and Technology
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Qualified experts are invited to apply for the positions above, foreseen to represent
the given fields in research and tea-ching.The starting date for both positions is as
soon as possible.
Regarding the professorship High Voltage Equipment and Technology, recognized
expertise in one or more of the following areas is expected:
Insulation systems for high-voltage technologies, in particular for HVDC applications,
AC and DC switch technologies,
monitoring, diagnosis and evaluation of high-voltage installations for asset
electric arcs and protective measures.
It is desirable to have materials science expertise in the field of insulation materials,
as well as their incorporation into the research areas of energy technology.
A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification),
an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a
junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia
are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. The
application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching.
German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within
the first 5 years.
Jointly with the Chair "Transmission Grids and Power Economics" of Prof. Albert
Moser (previously known as "Power Systems and Power Economics", these two additional
professorships will be integrated into the newly established "Institute of High
Voltage Equipment and Grids, Digitalization and Power Economics", which will be
managed collaboratively by all three professors.
The topic of energy is widely investigated at RWTH Aachen University, activities in this
area will be further expanded. Currently, major challenges arise in the context of
energy transition (e.g. CO 2 -neutral power supply system) and in the related requirements
for novel technologies, e.g. for energy distribution and decentralization. Close
collaboration with the other professors in the field of energy technology at the Faculty
of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, as well as with RWTH Profile
Area "Energy, Chemical & Process Engineering (ECPE)", Forschungscampus "Flexible
Electrical Networks (FEN)" and the associated institute FGH e.V. will be expected.
In addition to the above mentioned cooperation with the Fraunhofer Center, a contribution
to the energy branch of Jülich-Aachen-Research-Alliance (JARA) would be desirable
in order to strenghten this link.
The leverage of an interdisciplinary research culture is a main goal of RWTH Aachen
University, therefore the willingness to interdisciplinary cooperation across faculty
boundaries is required.
Active participation in teaching is expected, including development of innovative didactic
concepts and new content. Herein, particular emphasis will be on the effects of
electromagnetic fields of high-voltage equipment on humans and environment, and on
the role of distributed grids in future energy systems for the two positions, respectively.
Please send a cover letter stating
research aims and a CV to: Dekan der Fakultät für
Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
der RWTH Aachen University,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens-Rainer Ohm,
You can also send your application via email
Please note, however, that communication
via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality
as it is potentially vulnerable to
unauthorized access by third parties.
The deadline for applications is
September 30th , 2019
This position is also available as part-time
employment per request.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a
family-friendly university and offers a dual
career program for partner hiring. We particularly
welcome and encourage applications
from women, disabled people and
ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are
underrepresented across RWTH Aachen
University. The principles of fair and open
competition apply and appointments will be
made on merit.