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RWTH Aachen University

Junior Professor (W1)
in Sustainable Life Cycles in Energy, Chemical and Process Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of life-cyle assessment for sustainable industrial processes in energy and chemical conversion based on closed material cycles. The starting date is as soon as possible. The junior professorship will be established at the Institue of Technical Thermodynamics. The professorship should develop a futureoriented research program for sustainable technology and product life cycles in the domain of the RWTH profile area "Energy, Chemical and Process Engineering". The applicant should have core expertise in the development of methods for life-cyle assessment for sustainable industrial processes in energy and chemical conversion based on closed materials cycles. Here, closing the carbon cycle via carbon dioxide utilization is of particular relevance. The application should show the potential to complement the research line by an innovative teaching portfolio. We expect experience in interdisciplinary research and the acquisition of research funding. The duration of the junior professorship is limited to 3 years and can be extended by additional 3 years after a positive interim evaluation.

You should have a completed university degree and a special aptitude for scientific work which is generally verified by means of an outstanding doctorate. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. German is not necessary in the beginning but will be expected as a teaching language within 5 years.

The applicant should have substantial experience in the application and development of methods for quantitative sustainability assessment based on life-cyle assessment for the energy and chemical industries. Industrial experience in one of these sectors is therefore highly desirable. In addition, excellent knowledge of thermodynamics and a strong technical background for energy and chemical engineering are essential. We are looking for a team player who can lead and develop a dynamic research group.
Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:
Dekan der Fakultät der RWTH
Aachen University, Univ.-
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Feldhusen,
52056 Aachen.

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The deadline for applications is 30th April, 2018.

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Closing date: 30.04.2018
Closing date: 30 April 2018 Published on academics.com on date 22 March 2018
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