Full Professorship of Electrochemical Energy Storage and Storage Systems

University of Freiburg Faculty of Engineering


The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a Full Professorship (W 3) for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Storage Systems (Berliner Modell) in the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering.
  • Application deadline: 11.06.2021
  • Publication date: 29.04.2021
  • Start-date: At the earliest possible date.
  • Fulltime position
  • Id no.: 00001566


The professorship is in personal union with a management position at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.

This professorship is also particularly suitable for early career researchers.

We are looking for a personality with excellent competence in application-oriented research and teaching in the field of electrochemical energy storage. Profound skills in the basics and application of all known electrochemical methods for storage of energy and in-depth knowledge and relevant experience to rechargeable batteries (secondary batteries) are expected. The expertise of the position holder should include battery cells and the underlying processes (cell processes) as well as battery systems and the own research focus should lie on at least one of these areas. Within the research focus, questions of the technical sustainability of battery cells and systems should be an integral part. At the same time, the professorship is to support the topic of "Green Batteries" and to establish a close network with other, suitable institutes of the University of Freiburg and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, by initiating appropriate project initiatives.

In teaching, the position holder should comprehensively represent the topic of energy storage in the Sustainable Systems Engineering degree program (thermal and thermochemical, mechanical, electrical, electrochemical and chemical energy storage). Besides being well established on an international level, the position holder must demonstrate experience in the acquisition of third-party funded research, including through industrial cooperation, and be willing to cooperate in coordinated research projects.

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation equivalent according to the German academic system, are expected.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae, certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
  • Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the 5 most important publications, an existing Google Scholar Profile should be free from mistakes
  • Research profile and research statement about the planned scientific work
  • Record of lectures given so far and teaching statement
  • Record of projects acquired, the respective funding amount attributed to the own group should be apparent

Applicants invited to give a presentation must submit a teaching skills portfolio (https://intranet.uni-freiburg.de/public/downloads/saz/lehrkompetenzportfolio-formblatt-en.doc).

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form citing the reference number 00001566, by 11.06.2021 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

University of Freiburg
Faculty of Engineering
Georges-Koehler-Allee 101
79110 Freiburg
e-mail: dekanat@tf.uni-freiburg.de.
(Via e-mail in a single PDF-file) You will receive an electronic acknowledgement of receipt within one week.

For further information, please contact Dr. Rainer Giersiepen on the phone number +49 761 203-8085 or E-Mail rainer.giersiepen@sonne.uni-freiburg.de. Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments.

In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com