The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in
research and teaching. The Faculty of Engineering Science at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a
Full Professor (m/f) of Materials and Process Engineering (pay grade: W3)
The applicant should conduct cutting-edge research at the interface of materials and process engineering. Areas of interest
include but are not limited to: materials recycling and secondary raw materials, electrochemical engineering, electrocatalysis,
electrothermal processes, materials processing and unsteady state process engineering.
The successful candidate will be expected to initiate independent, creative research programmes and participate in undergraduate-
and graduate-level teaching. This includes fundamental courses in mechanical engineering and materials processing in the faculty’s
B.Sc. programmes as well as specialized courses in our M.Sc. programmes. The ability to teach in both English and German is required
for courses at the master’s level. Teaching on the bachelor’s level is exclusively in German. The faculty is currently
developing an innovative B.Sc./M.Sc. programme in Environmental and Resource Technology (starting winter semester 2018/19) in which
the new chair is expected to have a major impact.
Energy Research & Energy Technology, Ecology & Environmental Sciences, and Advanced Materials are established focus areas of
research in Bayreuth. The new professor is therefore expected and encouraged to establish close interactions with the Bayreuth Center
of Energy Technology (ZET) and the Centre for Materials Science & Engineering (ZMW).
Requirements for this position (according to Article 7 and Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG) are a university degree, a doctoral degree,
a habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), and proven excellence in teaching. Evidence of equivalent scholarly achievement,
for example as a junior professor or in a non-university environment, will also be considered. The ability to teach in the English language
is expected. Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants (Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG).
The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching (in accordance with Article 4 para
2 sentence 1 BayHSchG) and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely disabled applicants
will be given priority. The University of Bayreuth strives to further increase the diversity of its academic staff. For this reason,
scholars who can help make the research and teaching profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants
with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth has been certified as a "family-friendly university" and offers
"dual career support" for career-oriented partners of highly qualified employees. In addition, an extended audit conducted
by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization.
Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining your education and academic career, a list of publications,
a list of courses taught, your certificates, and a concise description of your research) to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
Science, Prof. Dr.-Ing. F. Rieg, University of Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth by 30 November 2017. Application documents cannot
be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be permanently disposed of in accordance with the data protection
law. Please also submit an identical copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to