Professorship (W3) for responsible process engineering in association with the position of Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for environmental, safety and energy technology UMSICHT
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities, which encompasses the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.
Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Fraunhofer UMSICHT have been cooperating for many years in the fields of environmental, safety, and energy technology as well as sustainability. The professorship is associated with the position as Director of Fraunhofer UMSICHT, which includes the scientific and entrepreneurial management and development of the institute within the Fraunhofer model and the overall Fraunhofer strategy.
With approximately 500 employees and a turnover of more than 40 million euros per year, Fraunhofer UMSICHT is one of the major institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. It sees itself as a pioneer in a sustainable world and designs climate-neutral energy systems, resource-efficient processes and circular products. The institute stands for research and development with responsibility and is particularly committed to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 7 (affordable, clean energy) and SDG 12 (sustainable consumption and production).
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft would like to fill, in a joint appointment procedure, as soon as possible the
PROFESSORSHIP (W3) FOR RESPONSIBLE PROCESS ENGINEERING
in association with the position of
DIRECTOR OF THE FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY AND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY UMSICHT
You will be involved in the teaching in the Master's and Bachelor's degree programs of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and in research you will bridge the gap between basic and applied research. Combining research and teaching, you will focus on one or more of the following areas:
Responsible and sustainable process, environmental, and energy engineering
Systems engineering for a circular economy and value cycles
Material cycles for sustainable industrial production
Cross-sectoral hydrogen technology
In your new role, you will competently represent your key topics in the research community as well as in research and technology management vis-à-vis research funding organizations and research partners. The further expansion of the strategic connection between the university and the Fraunhofer Institute is a personal concern of yours.
The directorate of the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT requires active involvement in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as well as in national and international research networks.
Interdisciplinary cooperation is expected within the faculty, across faculties with professorships especially in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, but also with the humanities. With the professorship, you will be committed to active participation in the Research Departments Closed Carbon Cycle Economy and Materials Research, as well as in the RUB's Cluster of Excellence RESOLV, in the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy CCPE and in the joint High Performance Center of the RUB and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft DYNAFLEX® – Dynamic, and Flexible Technologies for the Energy Transition and Raw Materials Shift.
You have excellent national and international scientific credentials in the fields described and have the ability to develop new perspectives and projects for larger research networks. You have many years of experience in heading large, interdisciplinary research groups and in strategic planning, acquisition and implementation of large-scale national and international research and development projects in relevant business areas.
The ability and willingness to teach courses in English is expected.
A positively evaluated junior professorship, habilitation or equivalent scientific achievements, e.g. in industry, as well as proof of special suitability for academic teaching are required, as is the willingness to participate in academic self-administration.
In all other respects, the employment requirements according to §36 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Higher Education Act apply.
An excellent working environment, diverse projects with a high level of practical relevance and a great deal of creative freedom in research await you. Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft pursue a family-friendly personnel policy and offer their employees flexible working hours and support services to reconcile work and family life. In addition, the Dual Career Network Ruhr provides active support for relocating with the whole family.
Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are particularly keen to promote the careers of women in fields in which they are under-represented and are therefore very pleased to receive female applicants. Applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 % or equivalent will be given priority in recruitment if they have the same professional qualifications and suitability.
Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft value and actively promote the diversity of competencies of their employees and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability as well as sexual orientation and identity.
Applications with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, lists of publications and courses, certificates of academic examinations and appointments, lists of successful third-party funding, as well as a maximum of 5 selected offprints of original works) are to be submitted in electronic form by 31st March 2021 to the
Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Petermann
Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany firstname.lastname@example.org
and in parallel to the
President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reimund Neugebauer
Headquarters of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Hansastrasse 27 c, 80686 Muenchen, Germany email@example.com
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