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Professorship (W3)
in Precision Engineering


The faculty seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate for the position of head of the Institute of Design and Production in Precision Engineering (Institut für Konstruktion und Fertigung in der Feinwerktechnik,
We are looking for a candidate with international reputation and visibility who by using modern scientific methods can address all topics of fundamental and application-oriented research and teaching in precision engineering, its modelling and simulation especially for the product and technology development within the digitalized and networked industrial environment.
The professorship is located at the interfaces of electrical engineering, micro technology as well as medical technology and has an interdisciplinary orientation. Research emphasis shall be orientated towards miniaturised mechatronic components, ultra-miniature drives or unconventional actuators as well as their interfaces to sensory technology or regulation. New, networked technologies of technical components with application in equipment technology, medical technology and automotive technology are further fields of research emphasis.
Theory of design is to be taught in bachelor’s courses as well as in discipline-specific master’s courses, with the explicit objective of enhancing mechatronic approaches. All courses need to be taught in German.
Experience in industry and/or research in a leadership position and a background including innovative research and development projects is of advantage.
The requirements for employment listed in § 47 and § 50 Baden-Württemberg university law apply.
Written applications CV and publication list as well as a list of current projects and copies of five selected publications are to be submitted in multiple PDF documents by July 6th, 2017 to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Design, Production Engineering and Automotive Engineering, Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. mult. Rainer Gadow, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany,
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The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

Closing date: 06.07.2017
Closing date: 6 July 2017 Published on on date 18 May 2017
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