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Einstein Center Digital Future / Technische Universität Berlin / Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute
Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty II – Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute for Solid State Physics, and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Heinrich-Hertz-Institut) jointly invite applications in a Reimbursement Model (Berliner Modell) for a

Junior Professorship - salary grade W1

for the field of "Terahertz Sensor Technology".
The appointment for the professorship is part of the cooperation of the Einstein Center Digital Future partners.

Reference number:

II-440/16 (starting at the earliest possible / for a period of 3 years; an extension of 3 more years is possible after successful evaluation / closing date for applications 13/10/16)

Working field:

The successful candidate will be a professor at the Institute for Solid State Physics, Faculty II – Mathematics and Natural Science, Technische Universität Berlin and at the same time be the leader of an independent research group at Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI).
Technische Universität Berlin and the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunication, Heinrich-Hertz-Institute co-operate in research and development in the field of ultra-fast opto-electronic semi-conductor devices and their applications. Within the framework of this co-operation both partners want to strengthen the teaching and research in the field of Terahertz sensors. The focus will be on the research and development of new devices and sensors in InGaAs/InP-materials for the efficient generation and detection of Terahertz-radiation.
Candidates for the position are expected to participate adequately in the teaching for the degree courses of the Faculty II – Mathematics and Natural Science. At the same time candidates will conduct be the leader of an independent research group at Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute (HHI).


Successful applicants must fulfill the requirements for appointment at the professor level in compliance with § 102a BerlHG (Berlin Higher Education Act), including a completed academic education, qualified achievements in research and a particular qualification for academic work normally attested by the excellent quality of a PhD, and pedagogical didactic qualifications, to be proven by teaching experience and visualized in a teaching portfolio (for further information see TUB Website, quick as no. 144242). Applicants should have adequate expertise and experience in at least one of the following research areas:
  • Opto-electronic generation und detection of THz-radiation
  • Micro-structuring in InP-materials
  • Conception of integrated optical devices (laser, waveguides, modulators) for the use in THz-systems
  • Radio-frequency engineering, design of antennae and waveguides
  • Pulsed and cw-THz-metrology and their industrial application areas
Applicants should have shown academic expertise in the field of opto-electronic generation and detection of Terahertzwaves and should be able to manage their own research group and organize scientific projects. The area of research expertise should allow co-operations with adjoining research groups as well as participation in current and future collaborative research activities. Experience in the acquisition of third-party funding from industry and public funding organizations is advantageous.
Technische Universität Berlin strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages qualified female researchers to apply. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored.
Technische Universität Berlin is a certified family-friendly higher education institution, and our Dual Career Service offers assistance to you and your family when relocating to Berlin.
Please send your written application until 13/10/2016 with the reference number and the usual documents to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident -, Fakultät II, Institut für Optik und Atomare Physik, Sekr. ER 1-1, Hardenbergstr. 36A, 10623 Berlin. Please note that applications via email cannot be considered.
Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.
The vacancy is also available on the internet at
Please note that the positions are conditional upon financing from the donors and partners. It is intended to extend a number of the temporary professorships at the end of the funding period. Additional professorships for Berlin will be advertised in the coming months and will be posted at be-digital.berlin

Closing date: 13.10.2016
Closing date: 13 October 2016 Published on academics.com on date 15 September 2016
In your application, please refer to academics.com