The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering intends to appoint a
"Multimodal Transport Systems and Traffic Safety"
as soon as possible as successor of Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Eckehard Schnieder.
According to the research focus of the TU Braunschweig on mobility and transport, the scientific fields of activity of the professorship will be in the following areas:
- Basics for methodological development of automated transport systems
- Security and reliability in automated transport systems
- Systemic observation of multimodal transport systems
- Assessment capability of multimodal transport technologies
Within these scientific fields of activity the professorship "Multimodal Transport Systems and Traffic Safety" is expected to formulate principles for the development and the safe operation of automated transport systems, including the increasingly important collaboration of transport modes in a multimodal transport system. Through scientific research and academic teaching, the professorship is intended to contribute to road safety in partly and fully automated transport systems based on refined descriptions, methods and tools.
The professorship "Multimodal Transport Systems and Security" is a central professorship of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The professorship is spatially and thematically integrated into the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF) of the Technische Universität Braunschweig and addresses with the aforementioned activity fields essential questions of future mobility and transport systems. Thus, the professorship plays an important role in further strengthening and profiling the TU Braunschweig in this area.
The TU Braunschweig is looking for a candidate with expert knowledge in several of the listed research areas and personal experience from several years of professional activity in industry, university or research institutions. The successful candidate will have the ability to realise, coordinate and manage interdisciplinary research work very committedly. She or he will have experience in the acquisition of external funding in a national and international environment as well as excellent educational and didactic skills.
Given the highly interdisciplinary nature of the research area the candidate will be expected to be a person with a strong motivation to work closely within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and within the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF). Furthermore, the successful candidate will be expected to cooperate closely with other institutes and scientific centers of the TU Braunschweig across all faculties. Of further particular importance is the continuation and expansion of intensive regional cooperation with the institutes of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
The Technische Universität Braunschweig is a member of the Science Alliance Braunschweig-Hannover. Candidates are therefore expected to be willing to participate in coordinated interdisciplinary programs and to cooperate with the technically oriented universities in Lower Saxony, particularly in the context of the master plan MOBILISE - Mobility in Engineering and Science.
Conditions of appointment are in accordance with § 25, Niedersachsen Higher Education Act (NHG). Part time employment can be arranged on request.
As an equal opportunities employer, Technische Universität Braunschweig has set itself the strategic aim of significantly increasing the proportion of women. Female scientists are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.
Successful candidates who have reached the age of fifty by the time of appointment and whodo not already have civil servant status will be given an employment contract.
The Technische Universität Braunschweig is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Applications from scientists from abroad are as well especially welcome. Disabled persons will be given preference in conformity with the Equal Opportunities Policy of the university.
Further information can be obtained from the chairman of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Dröder, Tel. +49 (0) 531 391-7600.
Written applications (including CV, list of publications, list of secured external funding or industrial project responsibilities and giving brief details of the research and teaching concept) should be directed no later than 28 February 2017 to the
Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Jens Friedrichs