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Division III - Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Institute for Applied Materials (IAM), KIT Department of Mechanical Engineering invite soon as possible applications for a position as
University Professorship (W3) Functional Ceramics
to be filled.
We are looking for a person with outstanding scientific qualification in the area of ceramic materials, who is able to teach this interdisciplinary topic in a modern way. In the areas of Ceramic Materials and Technologies, the professorship will considerably expand the research portfolio of the Institute for Applied Materials (IAM) and the scope of work covered by KIT Division III - Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Apart from the production of materials with powder technologies, including sintering, the professorship will also focus on research into and characterization of structural and functional properties. Potential applications may include functional ceramics for sensor and actuator technologies, packaging technologies for power electronics, manufacture of printed 2D and 3D components, miniaturization, bioceramic materials for medical technologies, and nanoporous ceramics for e.g. filtration.
In academic education, the future professor (f/m/d) will be responsible for the education of students in the area of ceramic materials within the consecutive program of materials science and engineering and in mechanical engineering. In addition, the future professor (f/m/d) is expected to lecture “Werkstoffkunde I” and “Werkstoffkunde II” (Materials Sciences I and II) in the degree program of business engineering.
Applicants are expected to have outstanding expertise in the structural and functional characterization of ceramic materials, including process technologies. Proven capability of professional and disciplinary management of employees will be indispensable. Candidates are expected to have social competence and integration capacities as well as the willingness and capability to further develop applied materials research at KIT.
The future holder of the professorship is expected to be experienced in the acquisition and execution of research projects and to have an established network with national and international partners in science and industry. For academic education at KIT, candidates will require excellent didactic skills and pedagogic qualification. A habilitation or an equivalent qualification acquired outside of the university is required. Employment conditions as outlined in Article 14, par. 2 of the KIT Act in conjunction with Article 47 of the Act of Baden-Württemberg on Universities and Colleges (Landeshochschulgesetz Baden-Württemberg) apply.
KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.
Applications should contain all relevant documents (CV, list of publications, graduation certificates / certificates, teaching evaluations, survey of third-party funds acquired, description of previous and planned research and teaching activities, research and teaching concept) in electronic form preferably as a single PDF file until June 18, 2023
by using the vacancy number 2126/2023
and the reference number 6
and mailed to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Division III - Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Division Head Professor h.c. Dr. Joachim Knebel, Dean’s Office of the KIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, firstname.lastname@example.org
. For further information, please contact Professor Dr. Christoph Kirchlechner, email: email@example.com
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