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The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems of Branden­burg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg invites applications for a

Professorship (W3)
Decentralized Energy Systems
(Dezentrale Energiesysteme)

commencing at the earliest opportunity.
Applicants for this position are expected to teach in the field of decentralized energy systems in the study programs "Power Engineering" (international master program), "Industrial Engineering" and "Electrical Engineering" (German-taught programs) as well as in other engineering programs.
We expect profound scientific experience in several of the following areas:
  • Generation of electricity from wind energy plants
  • Generation of electricity and heat from solar energy plants and biomass/biogas
  • Storage for electric energy and heat
  • Sector coupling for the utilization of renewable power generation into other energy sectors and combined cycle generation
  • Power quality of assets and parks for the renewable power generation, storage and sector coupling
Research work within this position should be based on the Principles of DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) funding as well as on application-oriented works and industrial projects.
Courses for research-oriented programs should be offered mainly in English. A candidate should be ready to offer lectures and seminars for applied study programs when required.
The chair is incorporated into the Institute of Electrical and Thermal Power Systems. The candidate is expected to conduct interdisciplinary research in cooperation with other related chairs. Moreover, the candidate is expected to participate in university boards as well as regional and transregional networks.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Schwarz, phone 0355 / 69 4502, e-mail:
Other duties result from the requirements set by § 42 Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz (Higher Education Act of the State of Brandenburg - BbgHG) in conjunction with § 3 BbgHG.
Please refer to §§ 41 paragraph 1 no. 1 - 4a and 43 BbgHG for prerequisites and conditions of employment.
Experience in the acquisition and realization of third-party funded projects is expected. Fields of research should be relevant for DFG (German Research Foundation) or similar international research funding organizations. Lectures are primarily to be held in English, fluency in German is expected.
BTU strives to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and specifically encourages qualified female scientists to apply.
As a family-oriented University, BTU offers a Dual Career Service.
Qualified applicants with disabilities will be given priority.
The application, including academic certificates, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, as well as proof of teaching experience, should be sent by e-mail in a single PDF file with max. 7 MB until 01.12.2017 to:
Dekanin der Fakultät für Maschinenbau, Elektro- und Energiesysteme postal adress: BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Postfach 101344, 03013 Cottbus

Closing date: 01.12.2017
Closing date: 1 December 2017 Published on on date 24 October 2017
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