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University Professor - salary grade W3

for the Chair of Autonomous and Energy-Efficient Maritime Technologies at the Institute of Land and Sea Transport Systems

Working field:

Teaching and research in the area of energy-efficient ships and autonomous shipping in the Maritime Technologies, Transportation Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering degree programs as well as other engineering science degree programs at TU Berlin.
The topics to be addressed include:

  • theoretical and experimental investigation of the energy efficiency of maritime vehicles from a hydrodynamic point of view
  • autonomy of watercraft with a focus on vehicle movement behavior
  • modeling, development, and research of sustainable propulsion systems for different types and classes of watercraft
  • maritime environmental protection

A systems approach is expected in teaching and research, combining relevant aspects of propulsion systems, fluid mechanics, autonomy concepts and implementation, etc.. Courses are held in German and English.
Further responsibilities include leading and managing the chair and its staff; supporting the advancement of junior scholars, women, and diversity; knowledge and technology transfer; initiatives to promote internationalization; working practices reflecting gender and diversity competence as well as issues of sustainability; committee activities.


  • candidates are required to fulfill the hiring conditions pursuant to Section 100 of the Berlin State Higher Education Act (BerlHG - Gesetz über die Hochschulen im Land Berlin) (a fact sheet is available upon request)
  • a relevant engineering science or natural science university degree, e.g. naval architecture and ocean engineering or mechanical engineering
  • a particular aptitude for research work, as a rule demonstrated by the quality of the applicant's doctorate
  • additional academic achievements, as a rule demonstrated by a positively evaluated junior professorship, a habilitation or equivalent achievements (for further details, please refer to the TU Berlin website: https://www.tu.berlin/go31441/n5389/)
  • an aptitude for teaching demonstrated by a teaching portfolio (for further information, please refer to the TU Berlin website, quick access 144242)
  • in-depth knowledge in the field of maritime propulsion technology
  • experience in industry, business, or research institutions with scientific management responsibilities
  • extensive network of contacts in the shipbuilding and supply industry as well as in the research community
  • willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency, environmental protection, watercraft autonomy, sustainable design of watercraft propulsion systems
  • experience of leadership/management and knowledge/technology transfer as well as gender and diversity competence, an understanding of sustainability issues, and experience of committee work

As a university with an international profile, we require our professors to have excellent English-language skills and we expressly welcome applications from international candidates who are committed to quickly learning German.

Closing date: 14/12/22

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