Professorship of Cross-Scale Material Characterization

University of Freiburg Faculty of Engineering


W3 Professorship for "Cross-Scale Material Characterization"
The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a Full Professorship (W 3) for Multi-Scale Characterization of Materialsystems in the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering. | term for filing application: 09.07.2020
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The University of Freiburg's human resources policy is oriented toward the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. The university is committed to the goal of creating a family-friendly university.

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W 3) for Multi-Scale Characterization of Materialsystems
in the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering.
Fulltime position, Start-date: At the earliest possible date.

This professorship is also particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.

The professorship will also be financially supported by the Eva-Mayr-Stihl-Foundation for the promotion of science and research in the above-mentioned fields for the next 10 years.

We are looking for a candidate with outstanding competence in research and teaching in the field of material characterization in the micro- and nanoscale. Profound skills in the development of x-ray detectors, design and technology of tomography, and related applications are expected. Expertise in the field of compound semiconductor for detection systems is highly appreciated. Besides being internationally well established, the candidate must have experience in the acquisition of third-party funded research projects and cooperation with industry partners and must be willing to participate 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 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/ own person should be apparent, respectively

Shortlisted applicants have to present a teaching skills portfolio prior their interview ().

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 citing the reference number 00001076, by 09.07.2020 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Faculty of Engineering
University of Freiburg
Georges-Koehler-Allee 101
79110 Freiburg

(via e-mail in a single PDF file)

You will receive an electronic acknowledgement of receipt within one week.
For further information, please contact Herrn Dr. Rainer Giersiepen on the phone number +49 761 203-8085 or E-Mail Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the .
General and legal remarks:

Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - German General Equal Treatment Act).

Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

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