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The Division I – Biology, Chemistry, and Process Engineering, Institute of Thermal Process Engineering (TVT), KIT Department of Chemical and Process Engineering offers from April 1, 2024 and permanent a
W3-Professorship for Thermal Process Engineering
(Succession of Professor Matthias Kind)
The position holder (f/m/d) is expected to represent the field of thermal process engineering in research and teaching. This professorship is located at the Institute of Thermal Process Engineering at the KIT Department of Chemical and Process Engineering belonging to Division I Biology, Chemistry, and Process Engineering. The professorship is associated with membership in the Collegial Management Board of the Institute of Thermal Process Engineering.
The professorship is expected to contribute to the improvement of flexibility and efficiency of thermal separation processes, particularly in the view of energy supply from fluctuating sources, the reuse of materials towards a circular economy and/or the use of renewable raw materials. The focus of the research is the development of a fundamental understanding of processes, which will be acquired using sophisticated experimental and theoretical methods on different temporal and spatial scales.
The flexibly usable equipment of the institute forms an excellent basis for the future research of this W3-professorship in the above-mentioned key topics or other current research fields of thermal separation processes. A research profile complementary to that of the ongoing research groups at the institute is expected. It should be noted that the research group Thin Film Technology (TFT) will also be located at the institute in the future.
The position holder (f/m/d) is expected to teach courses for the bachelor's and master's programs in Chemical and Process Engineering and Bioengineering using German and English language. In particular, the position holder is required to take over responsibility for the mandatory bachelor's module "Thermal Process Engineering" and the master's elective module "Thermal Transport Processes" as well as to contribute to the bachelor's practical courses in the modules "Lab Work Process Engineering" and "Process Machines". Contributions are also expected to the specialization subject "Thermal Process Engineering" in the master's program and to the profile subject "Applied Thermal Process Engineering" in the bachelor's program.
Applicants (f/m/d) are expected to have comprehensive experience in the areas mentioned and to have made excellent scientific achievements of high international visibility or to have acquired outstanding expertise in the industry. Moreover, applicants should have leadership experience; the ability for teamwork, and the qualification for the above-mentioned teaching. Applicants (f/m/d) are to cooperate across disciplines at KIT, participate in academic selfgovernment and to actively acquire public and private third-party funding.
Employment conditions as outlined in Article 47, "Landeshochschulgesetz" (Act of Baden-Württemberg on Universities and Colleges) in conjunction with Article 20 of the KIT Act in the version applicable until the legal validity (https://dict.leo.org/englisch-deutsch/validity) of the 2. KIT-Weiterentwicklungsgesetz (2nd KIT Further Development Act) shall 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.
The KIT is certified as a family-friendly university and offers part-time employment, leaves of absence, a Dual Career Service and coaching to actively promote work-life-balance.
Please send your application including CV, research and teaching concept, and other relevant documents (list of publications, acquired funding, etc.) until January 31, 2023 by using the vacancy number 2283/2022 and the reference number 6 in an electronic form to Professor Dr. Andrea Robitzki, Head of Division I – Biology, Chemistry and Process Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), c/o Professor Sabine Enders, Chairperson of the Appointment Committee "W3-Professorship for Thermal Process Engineering", Dean's Office of the KIT Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Kaiserstr. 12, D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, email: email@example.com. For further information, please contact Professor Thomas Wetzel, phone: +49 721 608-46447, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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