"Education is the key to the world" is the motto of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS).
Internationality, diversity and social responsibility are our values.
Ours is an institution dedicated to lifelong learning and an innovative research and development partner in the region. Our more than 16.000 students and 900 employees in teaching, research and central administration are responsible of it.
We are looking for candidates with an outstanding PhD who would like to contribute their extensive practical experience in the professional world to teaching and research at our university.
The cornerstones of our educational institution are practical orientation, interdisciplinary training, internationality and regional integration. Excellent teaching and research are our aspirations.
Teaching and researching at a dynamic university for applied sciences in
Faculty 2: Computer Science and Engineering
With Faculty 2, our largest faculty, we are the only university in the Frankfurt area to offer
degree programs in the field of engineering. The department is divided into three
multifaceted teaching tracks – electrical engineering, computer science and mechanical engineering – and is characterized by forward-looking, application-oriented and increasingly interdisciplinary teaching and research as well as a strong international network.
Around 6,000 students and more than 80 lecturers belong to the department.
We are looking to fill the following position in
Faculty 2: Computer Science and Engineering
beginning summer semester 2024.
(W2 salary scale HBesG, Hessian Federal Civil Service Remuneration Act)
in the following subject area:
Automation technology for the application areas of process engineering and mechanical engineering
Job advertisement number P04/2023
As the job holder, you will represent and develop the field of automation technology and electrical engineering (including process measurement technology) for the application areas of process engineering and mechanical engineering in theory and practical application in our engineering courses.
You have extensive experience and knowledge in the field of vocation and have applied this with great success in professional practice in process engineering or mechanical engineering.
In managerial / project responsibility, you have also distinguished yourself by designing and implementing innovative projects in the field of digitalisation (e. g. condition monitoring, smart data, AI, soft sensors, ...). Therefore, your practical programming knowledge (also of automation components) and your in-depth understanding of the underlying automated / digitised technical processes were helpful to you.
You have an excellent network in the professional society of the field of vocation and bring your practical contacts into the teaching / research of the university.
You enjoy teaching very much and, with your personality and your pedagogical and didactic skills, inspire the students at our foreign partner universities for your subject area. We therefore also require adequate knowledge of German and English.
With your high motivation and willingness (and competence) to shape an organisation, you are looking forward to developing the university further in a team-oriented manner as part of your research and/or self-administration activities.
Please submit your teaching concept together with your meaningful application documents. In addition, please describe your commitment to self-administration / organization and/or your research concept.
In addition to being assigned to the aforementioned faculty, the post holder will become a member of one or both of the following interdisciplinary organisational units, in which it is expected that they make a professional contribution as a member of the professorship: School of Personal Development and Education (ScoPE), which deals with the personal development of students and the specific didactics of a university of applied sciences, and/or the HoST, which strengthens interdisciplinary research as a research transfer center.
We expect our professors to:
- Be active members of our institution and to continuously support the students.
- Participate in introductory courses, i. e., teach subjects at an introductory level in all the faculty’s degrees.
- Have a predisposition and inclination to research and secure third-party funding.
- Show gender and diversity competence.
- Participate in the institution’s international activities, including teaching in English.
- Participate in the interdisciplinary Studium generale.
- Contribute to the institution’s offer regarding further education, lifelong learning and e-learning.
- Take on responsibility regarding academic self-administration.
- Be willing to pursue further training and professional development in their field of expertise and in higher education didactics.
- Cooperate with other educational institutions in the region.
- Show commitment and initiative as expected from a performance-related position.
This is a permanent position. The first appointment as a professor is as a public-service employee on probation or with an unlimited employment contract with a 3-year long probation period.
Further official duties and requirements are listed under §§ 67-69, 75 and 76 of the Hessian Higher Education Act, found in
(only available in German).
The position is open to all persons, irrespective of gender. The Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented and thus applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority of they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable. Preference will be given to severely disabled applicants if they can provide equal qualifications.
You can find further information on the general data protection regulations of the Frankfurt UAS at (only available in German):
Applications comprising all usual documents (including a list of publications, projects and a description of previous teaching and research activities) must be sent with reference to the job advertisement number by April 12, 2023
via email to
The President of the
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Nibelungenplatz 1, 60318 Frankfurt