Job ID: 133459

W3 Professorship “Vehicle Concepts”

Universität Stuttgart

  • Nov. 13, 2019
  • W3 Professorship “Vehicle Concepts”
  • Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering & Institute of Vehicle Concepts
  • https://fachkraefte.region-stuttgart...
  • Universität Stuttgart
    Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
  • Jan. 6, 2020
  • Apr. 1, 2020
  • Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Energy Technology
    Engineering - Other
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University of Stuttgart
Faculty of Engineering Design, Production Engineering
and Automotive Engineering

In a joint appointment procedure, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the University of Stuttgart are filling a

W3 Professorship "Vehicle Concepts"

with an appointment to the University of Stuttgart at the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering (Institut für Verbrennungsmotoren und Kraftfahrwesen; IVK) with a reduced teaching obligation (2 SWS) and a simultaneous leave of absence (Jülicher Modell) to the DLR in Stuttgart as

Director of the Institute of Vehicle Concepts

The institute researches, develops and evaluates new vehicle concepts and technologies against the background of future demands on the transport system. For road and rail vehicles, research is carried out on the conception, development and demonstration of new vehicle concepts and technical solutions. The focus is on the following:

  • Vehicle systems and technology assessment
  • Vehicle energy concepts
  • Alternative energy converters
  • Vehicle architectures and lightweight construction concepts
  • Material and process applications for the entire vehicle
  • Novel rail vehicles

Research in these areas is carried out in close and complementary cooperation with the research areas of the IVK and other specialist institutes of the University of Stuttgart.

The future position holder should be excellently qualified in the areas mentioned, preferably through high-ranking scientific publications or patents with international visibility, as well as sound management experience, preferably from industry, and strategic thinking. In addition, she/he should be able to master the interlinking of transport and energy issues and further develop the Institute’s international network.

The requirements for employment listed in § 47 and § 50 Baden-Württemberg university law apply.

Written applications with curriculum vitae, work and graduation certificates, list of acquired third-party funds and/or industrial project responsibilities, publication list as well as presentation of the research concept including a list of current projects and up to five selected special editions are to be sent by post or as pdf-file by e-mail up to January 6th, 2020 to the Dean’s Office of the Faculty 7 Construction, Production and Automotive Engineering, Mr. Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Möhring, Dean, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70569 Stuttgart, and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Lemmer, DLR, Member of the Executive Board for Energy and Transport, Linder Höhe, 51147 Cologne, Germany, In addition, Ms. Birgit Pattberg, head of the board office for energy and transport, Tel. 0531 295-3418, is available as a contact person. When sending your application by unencrypted e-mail, please be aware of the risks of confidentiality and integrity of the contents of your application.

The DLR and the University of Stuttgart have dual career programmes to support the partners of appointed individuals. Further information is available at:…

The DLR and the University of Stuttgart would like to increase the proportion of women in management positions in the scientific field and are therefore particularly interested in applications from women. Severely handicapped applicants with the same aptitude will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Ms. Birgit Pattberg

    Universität Stuttgart
    Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70174
  • +49 531 295-3418

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