With nearly 17,800 students and 3,800 staff members, Technische Universität Braunschweig is the largest Institute of Technology in Northern Germany. It stands for a strategic and achievement-oriented way of thinking and acting, relevant research, exceptional teaching and the successful transfer of knowledge and technologies to industry and society. We consistently advocate family friendliness and equal opportunities.   

We focus our research on mobility, infections and therapeutics, metrology, and future city. Our core disciplines include a comprehensive engineering branch and a strong natural sciences branch, closely linked with business sciences, social sciences, humanities and educational sciences.

Our campus is located at the heart of one of Europe’s most active research regions. We cooperate closely and successfully with more than 20 research institutions right on our doorstep and maintain strong relationships with our partner universities all over the world.

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of of Mechanics and Adaptronics

We offer a

Professorship for „ Function Integration in Production Engineering“
Salary-Gr. W 1 TT W2 NBesG

The appointment is planned for the next time possible.

The advertised position is a professorship funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States (”WISNA”) and is therefore subject to the funding conditions of the programme. Applicants can only be appointed within the four-year period following the defence of their doctorate.

Your responsibilities

The professorship covers adaptronics and function integration in teaching and research, especially the subject area of function-integrated and function-integrating production or closed-loop production technology. Possible research priorities can be in the areas of adaptronics, functional materials, additive manufacturing or sensor/actuator technology. The research orientation is also expected to make a distinctive contribution within the the production technology-oriented research centres Open Hybrid Labfactory (OHLF) and Battery Lab Factory (BLB) as well as the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF) and the Aeronautics Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFL). The desired fields of activity of the professorship in research should cover as many of the following areas as possible:

  • Techniques and methods for functionalisation and functional integration
  • Characterisation of functional materials and structural-mechanical modelling of functionally integrated multi-material components
  • Integrated sensor-based state detection of complex products
  • Techniques and methods for functionalisation and function integration aimed at enabling/supporting separation and recycling concepts at the end of the product life cycle
  • Material and component-integrated functions/technologies for the closed-loop production of complex products

    Our expectations

    • Publication activities in the area of the aforementioned focal points
    • Active participation in various core research areas and research centres of the TU Braunschweig
    • Participation in the design of cooperation projects
    • Experience with and willingness to raise third-party funds
    • Very good command of the English language and willingness to teach in English
    • Willingness to participate in the self-administration of the university
    • Willingness to participate in the internationalisation of the university and research.

    Requirements, § 30 NHG

    • Completed university studies
    • Pedagogical suitability
    • Special qualification for deepened independent scientific work, which is usually demonstrated by an above-average doctorate.


    The employment is initially for a period of three years in a temporary civil servant relationship, provided that the general service law requirements are fulfilled. After positive outcome of the procedure regulated in the tenure track regulations of the TU Braunschweig an appointment to a permanent professorship in grade W2 NBesO will be made without further advertisement.

    At TU Braunschweig, we aim to increase the share of women in academic positions and therefore particularly welcome applications from women. Where candidates have equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates. Where candidates have the same qualifications, preference will be given to disabled candidates.

    Applications from international scientists are welcome.

    We are looking forward to your application!

    Applicants are requested to attach  the usual documents:

    • Cover letter
    • Academic background (curriculum vitae)
    • Academic certificates and diplomas (degrees)
    • List of publications incl. copies of 3 selected publications
    • List of third-party funds
    • List of courses, including results of course evaluation
    • Research and teaching concept
    • If applicable, add proof of parantal/care leave or disability.


    Deadline for application

    The application deadline is 2022-07-15


    Questions about the professorship will be answered by

    Prof. Dr. Carsten Schilde,
    T + 49 531 391 65551

    If you have any questions regarding personnel law matters, please contact

    Nicole Brückner,
    T + 49 531 391 14143

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