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RWTH Aachen University / Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

RWTH Aachen is one of the leading technical universities in Europe, hosting 44,000 students and 13,000 employees working on innovative research topics. Teaching and research activities are especially geared towards being international, application-oriented and interdisciplinary.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, in collaboration with RWTH Aachen, conducts applied research and development in the fields of laser development and applications. With 415 employees, Fraunhofer ILT develops demand-oriented solutions for partners from industry and society
Applications are welcome in writing or by email, and should be sent by 07.08.2017 both to the
Dean of the Faculty of
Mechanical Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Feldhusen
RWTH Aachen, 52056 Aachen

and to the
President of the Fraunhofer- Gesellschaft
Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Reimund
Headquarters of the Fraunhofer- Gesellschaft
Hansastraße 27 c, 80686 München

RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are jointly seeking to appoint a

Professor (W3) for the Chair for Laser Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

to be exercised in conjunction with the post of

Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen

We are seeking a qualified individual for teaching and research in the field of laser technology. The starting date will be October 2019. In terms of research, the professorship focuses on the subject of laser technology – taking an integrated as well as a trans- and interdisciplinary approach. The research primarily encompasses two major priority areas: "beam source development" and "laser technology applications". In line with these priority areas, the teaching required should also be viewed in terms of two partial but complementary aspects: (1) engineering applications (e.g. joining, separating, ablating, drilling, and surface modification); (2) physical principles (of processes such as beam generation or light-material interaction). That being the case, there is a high level of cooperation with the physics department. In addition, the holder of the professorship is responsible for the Photonics Cluster on the RWTH Campus, including a research facility established under Art. 91b of the Basic Law.

The professorship is associated with the post of Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, which spans scientific-technical and entrepreneurial management and development of the institute within the Fraunhofer model and the overall strategy of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

In addition to working collaboratively within RWTH, the holder of the professorship will be required to maintain close ties with both national and international partners from research and industry.

To apply, you must have completed a Ph.D. degree and be able to demonstrate additional academic achievements. These may have been attained by gaining a postdoctoral qualification (habilitation); whilst serving as a junior professor or as an academic at a university or research institute; or during a career in business, administration, or some other social sphere. In addition, you are expected to have proven teaching abilities. You have many years of experience leading large interdisciplinary research groups and are also familiar with the strategic planning, acquisition and execution of large-volume national and international R&D projects in various business areas. Furthermore, you are skilled in technology utilization and increasing efficiency in development processes. We anticipate that the person appointed will have a proven track record and international connections.

Please include with your application the usual supporting documents: academic and professional profile; lists of publications, third-party funded projects, and lecture programs; research and teaching concepts; teaching evaluations; copies of testimonials and certificates.

RWTH Aachen and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft follow family-friendly personnel policies and offer employees flexible working times and services to help them achieve a better work-life balance. RWTH Aachen and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are especially committed to promoting the careers of women and therefore welcome applications from female candidates. In the event that two equally suitable candidates present the same abilities and professional qualifications, preference will be given to a female candidate unless special reasons concerning the personal qualities of a male candidate outweigh this consideration. Applications from suitable candidates with disabilities are explicitly encouraged.

Closing date: 07.08.2017
Closing date: 7 August 2017 Published on academics.com on date 1 June 2017
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