The Department of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University is offering the following position (starting at the earliest opportunity):
Professorship (W3) Resource Infrastructures and Energy Systems
TU Dortmund University comprising 17 departments in the natural and engineering sciences as well as the humanities and social sciences is a dynamic university with a strong profile in research, teaching, promotion of young scientists and transfer. The Department of Spatial Planning is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe and member of the UN Habitat program for universities. Research and teaching are interdisciplinary.
Profile of the professorship
You represent the areas of planning control as well as spatial impact of resource infrastructures and energy systems in research and further develop these with international visibility. Your research focuses on at least one of the areas of energy systems, the interaction of energy systems with other grid-related infrastructures, planning and governance of energy infrastructures, or resource management. In doing so, you participate in research networks and cooperations within and outside TU Dortmund University and are committed to promoting early career researchers. In teaching, you are responsible for the subject of resource infrastructures and energy systems and participate appropriately in the teaching activities of the department in English and, in the medium run, in German. The willingness to supervise study projects is expected.
You have obtained a doctorate with above-average success and have acquired a post-doctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) or an equivalent qualification. You have demonstrated your research excellence in the field covered by the professorship through international publications in recognized peer-reviewed venues. Your research background is either in the engineering, planning or natural sciences and you have experience in acquiring research funding. Beyond this, the international visibility of your research and international collaborations are expected. Additionally, you have the potential for teaching excellence. Social and leadership skills and the willingness to participate in academic self-administration complete your profile. Moreover, the recruitment requirements in Sections 36 and 37 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Higher Education Act (Gesetz über die Hochschulen des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, HG) apply.
We offer an excellent scientific environment and attractive cooperation opportunities with renowned international, national, and regional partners. The metropolitan Ruhr Area with the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) guarantees short distances to a diversity of partners from science and industry. With our Dual Career Service, we support your partner in finding professional opportunities in the region, if desired. We will be happy to provide information about housing and living in Dortmund and help you find childcare options. If you are coming to us from abroad, our Welcome Service will support you upon your arrival in Germany.
A central goal of TU Dortmund University is to promote diversity and equal opportunities. We strive to significantly increase the percentage of women in research and teaching and therefore welcome applications from female academics. We give preference to severely disabled applicants if their qualifications meet the requirements. We support the compatibility of family and career and promote gender equality in in academia and research.
If you are interested in the position, please send your application via e-mail by 22.03.2023 (in a single PDF-file) to:
Details on the application process and the preparation of application documents can be
found here: berufung.tu-dortmund.de/en/application
Questions will be answered by the Dean of the Department of Spatial Planning, University Professor Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Tel: +49 231755-2284 or
Further information about the Department of Spatial Planning can be found at raumplanung.tu-dortmund.de/en/