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Professorship (W2) in Engineering Design/CAD
Published(69 days ago)
Deadline for applications(41 days ago)
Magdeburg-Stendal UniversityMagdeburg, Stendal
Reference No.: 70/2019
With around 5,800 students and over 500 employees, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied
Sciences is a medium-sized university at the heart of Saxony-Anhalt. Our locations in Magdeburg,
once an imperial residence and nowadays the state capital, and the Altmark town of Stendal, the
Brick Gothic capital and birthplace of Winckelmann, have long been known for their creative
spheres, and today also offer excellent studying, working and living conditions. In an interdisciplinary
environment of engineering, business, health and humanities subjects, we provide modern and
innovative programmes of study and embody a culture of high quality, which is anchored in our
Subject to the availability of funding, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is seeking to
fill, at the earliest opportunity, the following post (permanent contract amounting to 16 semester
hours per week) in the Department of Engineering and Industrial Design - Institute of Mechanical
W2 Professorship in Engineering Design/CAD (m/f/o)
The Department of Engineering and Industrial Design provides a practically oriented academic
education for engineers, (industrial) designers and offers modern application and technology
transfer-oriented research and development.s.
The successful applicant will be expected to cover teaching and research in the subject area on the
Bachelor's programmes in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mechatronic Systems
Engineering, as well as to develop the existing research competence in Engineering Design.
Furthermore, you will be prepared to participate in academic self-governance tasks and the
organisation of teaching and studies, as well as the development of the study programmes. You will
naturally also demonstrate a commitment to technology and knowledge transfer. The professor will
also be required to take on teaching responsibilities in their subject area on all relevant programmes
offered by the university, and to supervise final theses and project work.
Specific Conditions of Appointment
You will hold a university degree in Mechanical Engineering and a doctorate in a subject relevant
to the advertised post.
You will be a person with proven scientific expertise with many years of practically oriented,
successful activity, preferably in the development of the subject area of Engineering Design and
You will have specific knowledge in the areas of development and design of mechanical
components, computer-aided simulation, calculation and generative production methods.
You will have expertise in several of the following areas and be able to take active responsibility
for them in terms of research and teaching:
Principles of engineering design
Computer-aided engineering design and simulation
Experience in the acquisition of third-party funding and the support of research projects will be
advantageous. Furthermore, given the increasing internationalisation of the university, in addition to
fluency in the German language you will also have excellent knowledge of both written and spoken
English. Experience abroad is also desirable.
General Conditions of Employment:
The conditions of employment for professors are contained in § 35 of the Higher Education Act of
Saxony-Anhalt (HSG LSA) dated 05.05.2004 as amended in the announcement dated 14.12.2010,
and most recently amended by the act amending the provisions of employment law dated
13.06.2018 (official gazette LSA page 72) and the guidelines on the procedures for appointing
professors at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences dated 13.06.2018 (BerufungsRL),
as amended. These include a completed university degree, pedagogic ability, and a special aptitude
for scientific work, which will generally have been demonstrated by the acquisition of a doctoral
degree. Particular achievements in the application or development of scientific knowledge and
methods must have been demonstrated through several years of professional practice, at least three
years of which must have been outside of the higher education sector.
A post remunerated at W2 level is available for the professorship. (Remuneration Order W from
the Act Reforming Remuneration Law in the State of Saxony-Anhalt (BesNeuRG LSA, official
gazette 04/2011) as amended).
Subject to fulfilment of the requirements, the successful candidate will be appointed to the rank of
civil servant with unlimited tenure or alternatively to an unlimited employment relationship under
private law, in accordance with § 38 para. 1 sentence 9 HSG LSA.
We support you in working in an autonomous manner in a creative environment with regional
partners from the scientific and industrial hub of Saxony-Anhalt and with partners on the
As a university of applied sciences we offer a professorship with plenty of creative potential and
the opportunity to combine your teaching activities with application-oriented research and
A service-oriented university administration with committed members of staff will support you in
the implementation of your ideas in teaching and research.
As a family-friendly university, we also support the compatibility of family and career in a variety of
ways. To this end we provide a family-friendly and healthy working environment. A family-friendly
infrastructure offering a high quality of life in our university towns of Magdeburg and Stendal
enable you to live and work in the regional environment of the university.
We aim to systematically promote the careers of women and are striving to increase the proportion
of women in science. For this reason we would be particularly pleased to receive applications from
qualified women. Priority will be given to applications from severely disabled candidates who
demonstrate equal professional aptitude and performance.
We attach a great deal of importance to support for students and integration of the university in the
region. For this reason, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences requires a high level of
presence from its teaching staff. Accordingly we expect that you will base yourself in the region.
We look forward to receiving your detailed application with certificates, references and evidence of
your professional and scientific expertise (letter, curriculum vitae with details of your professional and
scientific development, list of publications highlighting the five most important, list of third-party
funding acquisitions, list of courses taught and other evidence of teaching qualifications plus copies
of certificates and accompanying documentation).
Please send your application quoting reference number 70/2019 by 12.09.2019 to:
39011 Magdeburg, Germany
Or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(one document in PDF format, max. 10 MB)
Should you have any questions regarding the advertised post, please contact Professor Dr.-Ing.
Jürgen Häberle (Tel.: +49 (0)391 886 4150 or email: email@example.com).
Questions regarding the application process itself should be directed to:
Appointments Officer in the Rector's Office, Ms Antje Völker
Tel.: +49 (0)391 886 4196
Further information on appointing professors at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
and on the course of the appointment process can be found here.