Junior Professorship (W1) in Modeling and simulation techniques for systems of polycrystalline materials
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Junior Professor (W1)
in Modeling and simulation techniques for systems of polycrystalline materials
Faculty of Civil Engineering
We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of Modeling and simulation techniques for systems of polycrystalline materials. The starting date is as soon as possible. The research focus of the professorship lies in the modeling of different mechanisms that occur during the processing of metal and in the investigation of the resulting material behavior. The professorship is thus linked to an already existing research area at the RWTH and offers the possibility to expand cooperations in the field of metal processing. The professorship will be installed at the Institute of Applied Mechanics (IFAM) of RWTH Aachen University. Microstructural effects, such as phase transformation, plasticity and grain activities, play a central role in the processing of metallic materials and influence properties such as stiffness and durability. Research will not be limited to thermo-mechanical processes, but will also investigate electro-chemical processes and associated chemical reactions. The development of methodical approaches for the illustration of electrochemical metal processing represents an important subject area to be worked on within the professorship. Methodologically, in addition to the application of classical continuum mechanics approaches, variational modeling techniques will be used to complement the research perspective of IFAM.
The close connection to the SFB TRR 136 „Function-oriented manufacturing on the basis of characteristic process signatures“ and thus cooperation with numerous institutes at RWTH but also at the University of Bremen are a prerequisite for the junior professorship. The cooperation enables an experimental support of the theoretical work. In addition, the professorship is integrated into the Centre for Simulation and Data Science within the framework of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance.
In the area of teaching, the professorship will be involved in lectures in the area of mechanics, nonlinear finite element methods and matrices and tensor calculations.
You should have a completed university degree and a special aptitude for scientific work which is generally verified by means of an outstanding doctorate. 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 5 years.
In order to achieve the mentioned research goals, it is highly desirable to have previous experience in the field of variational modeling of phase transformations in polycrystals as well as their coupling with plastic effects. Furthermore, previous work with electrochemical ablation processes is a necessary condition for the professorship. In addition to the research-related requirements for the applicants, experience as a lecturer in the field of the mentioned lecture topics is desired. Experience with digital teaching is required.
Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:
Dekan der Fakultät für Bauingenieurwesen der RWTH Aachen University, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Markus Oeser, 52056 Aachen.
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The deadline for applications is 27.05.2021.
This position is also available as part-time employment per request.
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender. 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.