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Full Professorship (W3) of Compound Semiconductor, Microsystems

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Freiburg jointly seek to appoint as soon as possible a


Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for
Applied Solid State Physics IAF

(successor to Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Ambacher),


to be exercised in conjunction with the post of a


full Professorship (W3)

of Compound Semiconductor, Microsystems.


The University of Freiburg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF with a total of 290 employees cooperate in the field of compound semiconductors. The professorship is associated with the post of Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF which spans scientific-technical and entrepreneurial management as well as development of the institute within the Fraunhofer model and the overall strategy of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Main research topics of the institute are in the field of high frequency and power electronics, optoelectronics, sensors and III-V compound semiconductor technology.

In your new function you professionally represent these key areas in research and teaching and towards funding bodies and research partners. Furthermore, you strengthen the strategic cooperation between the University of Freiburg and the Fraunhofer Institute. Your cooperativeness for interdisciplinary research with other Fraunhofer Institutes and departments at the University of Freiburg is presupposed. Acceptance of the professorship is concomitant with teaching obligations as a member of the technical faculty. In research and teaching, you will represent the field of microsystem technology with a special emphasis on compound semiconductors.

You are a personality with international reputation and outstanding scientific qualifications, with long-term experience in managing and leadership of large interdisciplinary scientific research groups as well as in strategic planning, acquisition and implementation of large-scale national and international projects. In addition, you are endowed with very good teaching skills. Furthermore, you are a renowned expert in several of the following areas: III/V-compound semiconductor materials science, technology and devices, optoelectronics, millimetre-wave integrated circuits and modules, sensor technology, microsystems technology. Special emphasis is put on application-oriented research.

Prerequisites for the employment 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 (§ 47 Landeshochschulgesetz (LHG)).

You will be involved in different projects with high practical orientation and a large degree of freedom in carrying out research activities. The University of Freiburg and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft seek to increase the number of female scientific faculty members and therefore strongly encourage qualified women to apply for the position. The University of Freiburg and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are committed in providing a family-friendly workplace. Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

Please submit the following documents:

• Curriculum vitae

Certificates, documents of academic degrees and awards as well as references

Full list of publications, lecture programs and speeches, naming the five most prominent publications

• Research and project work and synopsis of future research vision

In addition, we require the completed application form provided at http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/bewerbungsbogen_englisch.pdf. Please submit this form together with the above-mentioned documents until 20th January 2017 and send your preferably electronic application as a single PDF file (including the application form) to:

Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reimund Neugebauer
President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Postfach 20 07 33, 80007 Münche

Email: praesident@zv.fraunhofer.de and the

The Dean Faculty of Engineering
University of Freiburg
79085 Freiburg
Email: dekanat@tf.uni-freiburg.de

You will receive an electronic acknowledgement of receipt within one week. Further information on the appointment procedure you will find in the appointment guide http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/berufungsleitfaden-en.pdf. Applicants who are invited for presentation are requested to hand in a teaching competence portfolio (https://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/lehrkompetenzportfolio-formblatt-en.doc).

Contact person (faculty)

Prof. Dr. Oliver Paul
Tel. 203-7191


Contact person (Office for Committees and Appointments)
 Tel. 0761 203 --4220
Date(s) of lectures open to university members
 May 11 and 11, 2017
Date of final session of appointment committee
Date recommendation of appointment committee was approved in the Senate
Date appointment was offered
Acceptance of appointment (date and name)
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