Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor of Design for Addit­ive Man­u­fac­tur­ing

Technical University Berlin Insti­tute of Machine Design and Sys­tems Tech­


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty V
Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty V - Mech­an­ical Engin­eer­ing and Trans­port Sys­tems - Insti­tute of Machine Design and Sys­tems Tech­no­logy - offers a pos­i­tion of a

Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor - salary grade W3

for the chair of "Design for Addit­ive Man­u­fac­tur­ing (DFAM)".

The pro­fess­or­ship is part of the Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Sci­ence (WvSC) and it is inten­ded that the pos­i­tion is asso­ci­ated with the lead­er­ship of the cen­ter for "3D Tech­no­lo­gies and Addit­ive Man­u­fac­tur­ing".

Work­ing field:

Con­duct­ing research and teach­ing in the field of Design for Addit­ive Man­u­fac­tur­ing (AM). Both the­or­et­ical poten­tial assess­ments and exper­i­mental val­id­a­tions must be integ­rated in a new devel­op­ment meth­od­o­logy.
The research will invest­ig­ate the new design pos­sib­il­it­ies cre­ated by AM in dif­fer­ent applic­a­tion domains and ana­lyze the con­struct­ive free­dom of AM in com­par­ison to other man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­cesses. The new devel­op­ment meth­od­o­lo­gies must be suit­able for imple­ment­a­tion in digital devel­op­ment tools and should sup­port future agile devel­op­ment pro­cesses. Focus should be put on
  • AM design rules includ­ing com­pon­ent optim­iz­a­tion
  • Integ­rat­ive product devel­op­ment pro­cess under con­sid­er­a­tion of addit­ive man­u­fac­tur­ing
  • Design for X under con­sid­er­a­tion of addit­ive man­u­fac­tur­ing
  • Auto­mated design sup­port using arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence
Teach­ing the basics of engin­eer­ing design and DFAM in the engin­eer­ing Bach­elor's pro­grams as part of exist­ing courses as well as in the con­text of inde­pend­ent courses. In the mas­ter's pro­grams, spe­cial­ized DFAM courses and labor­at­ory exer­cises are to be offered.


Can­did­ates must ful­fill the appoint­ment require­ments for pro­fess­or­ships in accord­ance with §100 Ber­lHG (Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act) [inform­a­tion sheet avail­able by request]. This includes a com­pleted course of aca­demic stud­ies in a rel­ev­ant field, qual­i­fied achieve­ments in research (PhD), post-doc­toral lec­ture qual­i­fic­a­tion (Habil­it­a­tion) or equi­val­ent sci­entific achieve­ments, and ped­ago­gical didactic qual­i­fic­a­tions (proven by a teach­ing port­fo­lio. For fur­ther inform­a­tion, see the TUB web­site, quick access 144242).

The future holder of the pos­i­tion is expec­ted to have proven sci­entific know­ledge in the above-men­tioned field of voca­tion from applic­a­tion-related tech­no­logy research and the abil­ity to develop and val­id­ate tech­nical sys­tem solu­tions.

A per­son­al­ity is sought that offers a high degree of will­ing­ness to cooper­ate with aca­demic and indus­trial part­ners and that fur­ther­more has the qual­i­fic­a­tions for per­son­nel man­age­ment. Prac­tical work exper­i­ence with an inter­na­tional ori­ent­a­tion related to the work­ing field men­tioned above is desir­able.
Proven exper­i­ence in the acquis­i­tion and, if pos­sible, man­age­ment of national and inter­na­tional third-party fun­ded pro­jects is required.

Very good Eng­lish skills are desir­able. For non-Ger­man speak­ing applic­ants, the will­ing­ness to learn the lan­guage is expec­ted. Courses have to be taught in Ger­man and Eng­lish.

How to ap­ply:

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin is determ­ined to increase the pro­por­tion of women in research and teach­ing and there­fore strongly encour­ages qual­i­fied female research­ers to apply. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies. Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin is a cer­ti­fied fam­ily-friendly higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tion, and our Dual Career Ser­vice offers assist­ance to you and your fam­ily when relo­cat­ing to Ber­lin. Applic­a­tions from abroad are expli­citely wel­come.

Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion until 20th Novem­ber 2020 indic­at­ing the job ref­er­ence num­ber V-550/20 and includ­ing the appro­pri­ate doc­u­ment­a­tion (CV, cop­ies of grades and titles, teach­ing port­fo­lio, list of pub­lic­a­tions and lec­ture courses, descrip­tion of research areas and grants) prefer­ably by email in max. 3 PDF files to the Dean of Fac­ulty V, Prof. Dr. Utz von Wag­ner, at personal@vm.tu-berlin.de. Altern­at­ively, applic­a­tions may be sub­mit­ted in writ­ing together with a digital ver­sion (USB drive) to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin – Der Präsid­ent – Dekan der Fak­ultät V, Prof. Dr. Utz von Wag­ner, Sekr. H11, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Ber­lin. Please send cop­ies only. Ori­gin­als will not be returned.

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Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Dekan der Fak­ultät V, Prof. Dr. Utz von Wag­ner, Sekr. H11, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Ber­lin
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ID: 84298

Num. of em­ploy­ees:
ca. 8300
  • Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • professorship
Cat­egory (TU Ber­lin):
  • Pro­fessor
Start­ing date (earli­est):
At the earli­est poss­ible
Salary grade W3
  • en­gin­eer­ing
  • mech­an­ic­al en­gin­eer­ing
  • pro­duc­tion meth­od / pro­duc­tion en­gin­eer­ing
Field of stud­ies:
  • en­gin­eer­ing
  • mech­an­ic­al en­gin­eer­ing
Lan­guage skills:
  • English (excellent knowledge of language)
  • German (excellent knowledge of language)
Job offer is addi­tion­ally pub­lished at:
academics.de inkl. zeitonline.de, academics.com, ingenieur.de

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Clos­ing date:
Re­ference num­ber:
Con­tact per­son:
Dr. Anne Kramer
By mail:
Technische Universität Berlin
- Der Präsident -
Dekan der Fakultät V, Prof. Dr. Utz von Wagner, Sekr. H11, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin
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