The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) combines its three core tasks: research, higher education, and innovation within one mission. With about 9,400 employees and 25,000 students, KIT is one of the big institutions of research and higher education in natural sciences and engineering in Europe.

Within the KIT-Department of Civil Engineering, Geo and Environmental Sciences, part of the Division IV "Natural and Built Environment", a

W3-Professorship for Building Materials

is to be staffed for the coming winter semester 2017/2018.

The professorship represents a core professorship in the areas of education and research in civil engineering at the KIT. It is expected of the person to receive the appointment to have an extraordinary standing in the national and international research landscape of building materials sciences, to teach the fundamental courses of material sciences in the bachelor program as well as in various master program courses in accordance with the mission statement of the KIT and to support these with corresponding third party financed projects. Connected to the professorship is the direction of the Materials Testing and Research Institute, MPA Karlsruhe, its experimental facilities also being available to the successful applicant. The direction of the MPA one of the largest facilities of its kind in Germany in the area of structural concrete is initially to be transferred for a period of five years and can be extended beyond this.

A person is being sought after with extraordinary competence in the field of building material sciences and, if possible, with experience in the management of a university institute or comparable institution and having international recognition. Didactical abilities and experience in educating are a prerequisite. Scientific excellence should be documented by extensive publication activity and success in the acquisition of third party funding. Ideally, the person to be appointed possesses sufficient industry/consulting experience.

The willingness for cooperation, especially on an interdisciplinary level, cooperation in and the participation in the development of joint projects as well as persistence in the advancement of the building materials sciences in research and education including emissions and climate relevant aspects for example are expected. The possibility for collaboration within the various KIT-Centres as well as within the concordant Helmholtz-Programs (currently EMR: Energy, Materials and Resources, for example) should be actively made use of. Participation in the academic self-administration is expected.

The KIT is pursuing an increase in the share of female professors and welcomes applications by women. Identically suited, severely handicapped applicants will receive prioritized consideration. The prerequisites for employment in accordance with 47 LHG apply.

Applications in the form of customary application documents including a short education and research concept in paper form and electronic form are to be directed by the 22nd of January, 2017 toward: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Campus South, Chairman of the Appointments Committee and Dean of the KIT-Department of Civil Engineering, Geo and Environmental Sciences, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Hinz, Otto-Ammann-Platz 1, 76131 Karlsruhe, EMail:

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posted: 22 December 2016    Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.