Full Professor of Highly Equipped Buildings and Research Infrastructures

Technical University of Munich Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering


Full Professor of Highly Equipped Buildings and Research Infrastructures

Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft jointly invite applications for the position of Full Professor of »Highly Equipped Buildings and Research Infrastructures« in combination with Director Research Buildings and Procurement at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to begin in summer semester 2021. The position is a tenured W3 position.

Scientific environment

The professorship will be assigned to the TUM Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering and in the future to the TUM School of Engineering and Design. It will play an active role in the development of an integrated research network on construction process management and real estate development. In connection with the appointment, the foundation of a “Centre for Integrated Construction Process Management and Real Estate Development – CiBI” is also intended. By connecting the professorship at TUM with the Directorate of Research Buildings and Procurement at the headquarters of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the administration of Fraunhofer will be directly linked to the research and teaching context of TUM, thus offering a real test environment.


The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the supervision and promotion of young scientists. We are looking for an expert in the research field of construction management of highly technically equipped buildings (research buildings, hospitals, airports, etc.), with a focus on technical building equipment and its interaction with the building itself as well as the planning and life cycle management of these buildings. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs. The professorship is combined with the management of the department “Research Buildings and Procurement” at the central office of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. In this organizational unit, the departments of purchasing and equipment management as well as construction and real estate are responsible for the overall technical processes and the control of decentralized activities at the institute’s locations. The task of the director is to lead the departments into the digital age. This task includes committee activities of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as well as the representation of the executive board for finances and digitization with external partners.


A university degree, an above-average doctorate or a comparable special qualification for scientific work as well as special pedagogical aptitude are required. You have a high scientific reputation, several years of management experience in science management, the ability to initiate and manage cooperative research projects and to raise third-party funds (DFG, EU, AiF). Furthermore, we expect full commitment to international, interdisciplinary research as well as experience in the planning and realization of high-tech building services and their integration into buildings.

Our Offer

The professorship is granted leave of absence for half of a full position at Fraunhofer. TUM and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft offer excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the outstanding living and research environment of the Munich Metropolitan Region and characterized by a cosmopolitan climate with English as a recognized working language.

In addition, TUM offers attractive and performance-oriented remuneration and the advantages of civil servant status for applicants below the age of 52.

TUM and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft pursue a family-friendly personnel policy and offer their employees flexible working hours and support services to help them balance their professional and private lives.

The TUM Munich Dual Career Office offers individual career advice for the partners of newly appointed professors and supports them and their partners in their integration in Munich.

Your Application

TUM and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are equal opportunity employers. Therefore, we explicitly welcome applications from qualified women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Applications from disabled persons with otherwise equal qualifications, aptitude and expertise will be given preference.

TUM and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft value and promote the diversity of their employees’ competencies and therefore welcome all applications regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity.

Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available at www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application no later than 30 November 2020 to the Dean of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering, Prof. Christoph Gehlen, Email address for applications: dekanat.bgu@tum.de. Your application will be forwarded to the Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in accordance with the EU Data Protection Regulation.

Kontakt: dekanat.bgu@tum.de

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