W3 Professorship for Track-Guided Mobility Systems - Rail Transport in Urban Areas

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9300 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.


The KIT-Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences – assigned to Division IV Natural and Built Environment - invites applications for a


W3 Professorship for

Track-Guided Mobility Systems – Rail Transport in Urban Areas


to be taken up on April 1st 2019.


The holder of the professorship will represent the subject in research and teaching. Teaching obligations comprise courses in the bachelor program “Civil Engineering” as well as in the master programs “Civil Engineering” and “Mobility and Infrastructure”, especially technical, operational and economical foundations of track-guided transport and research-oriented advanced courses depending on the research profile of the professor.  


The overarching research topic is the efficient and sustainable design of track-guided transport systems in urban and regional areas, with the following focus points:


  • Integration of infrastructure of track-guided systems (e.g. track, stations, transshipment facilities for goods) in urban and regional spaces
  • Multimodal connections
  • Noise reduction and prevention on the infrastructure side
  • Train dispatching and safety systems
  • Life Cycle Analysis


The person to be appointed should have an established record of high quality research in at least one of the subjects mentioned above and broad knowledge and experience in the practical operation of public transport in urban and regional areas. It is expected that the applicant will take advantage of KIT’s potential by interdisciplinary cooperation (e.g. within the KIT mobility systems center) and contribute to KIT’s strategic focus area mobility.


The position requires a habilitation or a comparable postdoctoral scientific qualification, which may also have been acquired outside the university. It demands as well evident didactical skills and teaching experience.


KIT persues raising the percentage of female professors and explicitly welcomes applications from qualified women. Preference will be given to equally qualified disabled applicants. The conditions of employment are according to § 47 LHG (Baden-Württemberg State Law on Universities).


Applications including the customary documents in written and electronic form as well as the five most important publications are to be sent by March, 31st 2018 to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), dean of the KIT-Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences, Prof. Dr.-lng. Stefan Hinz, Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, E-Mail: dekanat@bgu.kit.edu. The deanery will be happy to answer any questions and supply further detail information.


KIT – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association.

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