University Professorship (m/f/d) in Structural Analysis and Dynamics

Leibniz University Hannover
October 04, 2023
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We strive for universality, diversity and interdisciplinarity. With more than 28,000 students, three Clusters of Excellence, 5,000 members of staff, over 150 institutes and an outstanding infrastructure, Leibniz University Hannover offers an innovative environment for top-level education and research in a comprehensive range of subjects.

The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science invites applications for the following position within salary scale W2 of the Lower Saxony salary system (NBesO) with tenure track leading to salary scale W3 NBesO to be appointed at the earliest possible date: University Professorship (m/f/d) in Structural Analysis and Dynamics

The position is limited to 5 years. Following a positive evaluation, the candidate will receive a tenured professorship (salary scale W3 NBesO).

The Position

This position covers a core area of research and teaching in civil engineering at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Applicants are expected to represent the research field of structural analysis and dynamics on an internationally visible level. The focus of basic and applied research should be on structural engineering. In particular, the successful applicant is expected to contribute on both theoretical and experimental work with emphasis on design and monitoring of load-bearing structures in operation and on ensuring their functionality throughout their entire life cycle. Possible further areas of research are:

  • Digital description of load-bearing structures with computer-aided methods, incl. development of real-time simulation models (digital twin),
  • analysis methods, experimental validation and optimisation of complex new building materials, e.g. fibre composites, and
  • structural health monitoring.
  • The activities of the professorship should be compatible with the core research areas of the faculty. As a key condition, active participation in the faculty's wind energy research activities as well as enthusiastic and substantial contribution to the current Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1463 "Integrated Design and Operation Methodology for Offshore Megastructures" are expected.

    In terms of research-oriented teaching, the successful applicant will be responsible for teaching the subject "Structural Analysis and Dynamics" in the Faculty's Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The future holder of the position is expected to give lectures in English.

    The professorship is integrated into Hannover's large experimental test centre facility for Support Structures (Testzentrum Tragstrukturen Hannover – TTH). This provides broad access opportunities to excellent experimental equipment, which opens up a wide range of cooperation opportunities in basic and applied research.

    We are looking for an individual who is visible in the international scientific community in the field; who has a clear ambition to basic research relevant to be funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG); and who has the desire to expand their own experience in experimental research in the near future. Scientific excellence should be proven by relevant publications, successful acquisition of third-party funding or comparable achievements.

    What we can offer you

    LUH offers excellent working conditions in a vibrant scientific community combined with an exceptional standard of living in a modern city surrounded by nature. In addition, LUH provides numerous opportunities for further education and training as well as many services to support families. The Dual Career Service at LUH is aimed at the partners of newly-appointed professors and provides support with career perspectives in Hannover and the surrounding region. As a central point of contact for international researchers, the Welcome Centre provides information on non-academic queries concerning your stay in Hannover.

    Leibniz University Hannover promotes equal opportunities, diversity and a balance between work and family life (Equal Opportunities Office). For this reason, female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Furthermore, we welcome applications from international researchers. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities (Representative for employees with disabilities). Upon request, part-time employment is possible.

    Further information

    Candidates aged 50 or over at the intended time of appointment who do not already have civil servant status in Germany will be employed as regular members of staff.

    General duties and employment requirements are specified in the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG). For detailed information on employment requirements, please contact the Appointment Matters department.

    Please submit your documents by October 4 th, 2023 exclusively via the appointment portal of Leibniz University Hannover at:

    https: //

    For further information, please contact Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Beer (Phone: 0511 762-5986, Email: [email protected]).

    Information on the collection of personal data according to article 13 GDPR can be found at https: // www. bewerbungen/.

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