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Full Professorship (W3) for Technologies of Energy Allocation

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Freiburg invites applications for a


Full Professorship (W3) for Technologies of Energy Allocation


at the new Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering (INaTech), to be filled as soon as possible.

The new professorship is expected to focus on the transfer and allocation of electrical, thermal and material energy flow in complex networks. The main focus should be on technological problems in the context of renewable energies considering societal and economical aspects.

The professorship is expected to establish cooperations with the other core activities at the Faculty of Engineering and the planned University Center for Sustainability and Transformation. Collaborations with the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources and with the local Fraunhofer Institutes are welcome. Furthermore the new professorship shall play an active role in planning and establishing the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering.

Teaching by the professorship will contribute to the interfaculty Master of Science program Renewable Energy Engineering and Management and the planned curricula in the area of Sustainable Systems Engineering.

We are looking for an internationally recognized personality. Candidates should have considerable experience in networking, fund raising, in particular through industrial cooperation, and the willingness to participate in coordinated research programs.


This professorship is also suitable as a starting position for highly qualified early career researchers.



Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected.

The University of Freiburg seeks to increase the number of female scientific faculty members and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply for the position. The university is committed to providing a family-friendly workplace.

Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

·         Curriculum vitae

·         Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications as well as references

·         Complete list of papers and invited lectures

·         Research profile

·         Teaching portfolio (the required form can be downloaded under http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/Lehrkompetenzportfolio - Formblatt (englisch))

·         In addition, we require the completed application form provided at http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/bewerbungsbogen_englisch.pdf. Submit this form together with the above-mentioned supporting documents by March 15, 2016 at the latest.

·         Please send your application to the following address:      
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Freiburg, Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, 79110 Freiburg, Germany

·         Please also send an electronic version of your resume to dekanat@tf.uni-freiburg.de

·         Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments, available under      



 Prof. Dr. Stefan Hiermaier
Tel. 2714-101,  Stefan.Hiermaier@emi.fraunhofer.de
Contact person (Office for Committees and Appointments)
 Tel. 0761 203 --4220, stawarz@verwaltung.uni-freiburg.de
Date(s) of lectures open to university members
 May 2 and 3, 2016
Date of final session of appointment committee
 September 20,2016
Date recommendation of appointment committee was approved in the Senate
 November 23, 2016
Date appointment was offered
 December 19,2016
Acceptance of appointment (date and name)

 April 28, 2017  Prof. Dr. Anke Weidlich

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