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Professorship (W3) for Computational Material Design
Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg- Universität der Bundeswehr
Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (HSU/UniBw H) intends to strategically promote excellent research in
specific focus areas that address critical societal challenges and ensure future growth. The Faculties of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
also aim to strengthen further their joint research activities on logistics and defence, energy, and materials. To fulfil this ambition, the faculties invite
outstanding applications for three new full professorship positions, in the fields of high-performance computing for advanced multiscale simulations,
computational material design, and laser technology. The positions will be filled as soon as possible.
Prerequisites for the employment are a university degree, an outstanding doctoral thesis
and an excellent publication record in peer-reviewed, renowned international journals.
Strong academic research record of international level, a clear commitment to teaching and
the demonstrated ability to lead a research group are expected. In evaluating the candidates‘
performance, the selection committee will give adequate consideration to the career stage
and the personal circumstances of the candidates. The applicants should document their
success in winning competitive research grants from national and international funding
organizations, and the evidence of their recognition in their respective, national and
international research communities. The successful candidates will be expected to establish
and be active in collaborations with the main research centers in their areas and contribute
to their future development. Experience with the leadership roles as a coordinator/
initiator of interdisciplinary cooperation with university and non-university research groups
Professorship W3 for Computational Material
(reference number: MB-156)
HSU/UniBw H aims to further strengthen the research focus on high-performance materials
and materials processing technologies. An integrated approach of computational and
experimental methods is the key to accelerate the understanding of fundamental material
effects and to facilitate their efficient translation into components with tailored functionalities
for different applications. The successful applicant should have an internationally recognized
expertise in the field of computational material science and engineering. An excellent
research record, ideally in one of the following areas, is desired:
Computational methods for designing complex material systems, including virtual
material design and simulation of processing technologies for alloys or composites
(modeling of thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transitions, finite elements)
Information-driven interface design for tailored properties, reaching beyond bulk
properties via functionalization of surfaces and control of interfaces, e.g. to facilitate
particular (laser) light-matter interactions for metamaterials or in additive manufacturing.
(ab initio methods, molecular dynamics)
Scale-bridging and integration of computational methods, to understand the relationship
between structure, micro-structure and properties, as well as to support the integration
of functionalities on different scales (link molecular dynamics and continuummethods, multiscale simulation)
Candidates are expected to establish a new group with strong relationships to the advanced
materials cluster at HSU/UniBw H (materials and processing technology, mechanics,
numerical mathematics, thermodynamics and molecular simulations), and the other new
professorships, to address general, fundamental scientific questions, as well as specific
application problems, relevant to research partners in the metropolitan region, including
the joint activities within the Hamburg Center for High Performance Materials (ZHM
Hamburg) on additive manufacturing, and within the cluster Hamburg Aviation.
The new professorship will be fully involved in undergraduate and postgraduate
teaching activities. This will include the Bachelor and Master programs of the faculties, in
particular the English curricula Engineering Science: Defence Systems. Apart from the core
modules, the successful applicant will be expected to run some advanced courses on the
topics related to his/her specific fields of research.
The Faculties of Mechanical and of Electrical Engineering offer excellent equipment and
infrastructure facilities, collegiate atmosphere to stimulate collaboration and opportunities
to actively shape future research strategies as well as develop innovative teaching concepts.
The successful candidates will have full access to this excellent infrastructure and inspiring
research and learning environment. The positions are supported by a generous budget for
personnel and equipment costs.
The Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg offers
bachelor and master degree courses for officer candidates and officers based on a trimester
system with a shortened standard period of study and complemented by interdisciplinary
course elements (ISA). In individual cases, scholarship holders from industry are accepted.
The holder of the position is expected to prepare students for occupations in and outside
the Federal Armed Forces that require the application of academic knowledge andmethods
and to additionally assume functions in the field of further education and ISA teaching.
The required qualifications and service law status of professors are defined in the Federal
Civil Service Act. Applicants under the age of 50 on the day of their appointment can
become civil servants. Applicants 50 years old or older at the date of employment, who do
not yet hold a civil servant status, will qualify only for an employee status.
Applicants are also expected to have competence in gender equality matters.
Applications from women are explicitly welcome. Women of equal aptitude, qualification
and professional merit who apply for positions in areas in which they are underrepresented
will be given preferential consideration unless reasons regarding a fellow applicant as a
Applications from disabled persons are explicitly welcome. Severely disabled persons and
equals who are of equal aptitude will be given preferential consideration. They will only be
required to have a minimum of physical aptitude. Individual disability-related constraints
will only rule out preferential consideration being given if certain abilities are mandatory
for the position to be filled.
Full applications (motivation letter, curriculum vitae, statement on research
interests and plans, lists of publications, funding and teaching record, and
five most important publications) should be sent exclusively in
electronic format only, quoting the reference number
by 10th November 2017 to:
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