With 17.800 students and 3.800 staff members, Technische Universität Braunschweig is the largest Institute of Technology in Northern Germany. It stands for a strategic and achievement-oriented way of thinking and acting, relevant research, exceptional teaching and the successful transfer of knowledge and technologies to industry and society. We consistently advocate family friendliness and equal opportunities.   

We focus our research on mobility, engineering for health, metrology, and future city. Our core disciplines include a comprehensive engineering branch and a strong natural sciences branch, closely linked with business sciences, social sciences, humanities and educational sciences.

Our campus is located at the heart of one of Europe’s most active research regions. We cooperate closely and successfully with more than 20 research institutions right on our doorstep and maintain strong relationships with our partner universities all over the world.

Institute of Transportation and Urban Engineering

We offer a

"Planning and Operation of Public Transport Systems"
Salary-Gr. W1 Tenure Track W2

The position is to be appointed as soon as possible.

Your responsibilities

We are looking for a research oriented scientist who will represent the field of planning and operation of public transport systems in an international context and further develop the scientific profile of the TU Braunschweig in this field in an innovative way.

In order to meet the requirements that arise for public transport from today's and tomorrow's societal perspective, the professorship conducts research from the perspective of the overarching themes of participation, environment & sustainability, safety and economic efficiency, and takes into account an overall system view as well as the sustainability goals of the United Nations in all innovations. The focal points in basic and applied research are to include in particular the areas of planning, operation and interconnection of public transport systems.

Specific research topics include, for example:

In the field of planning public transport systems

  • the data driven modelling of traffic demand in public transport,
  • methods of automated data acquisition and big data analytics,
  • network planning, taking into account different (public) transport modes and public welfare requirements,
  • the automation of public transport.

In the field of operation public transport systems

  • flexible forms of operation providing accessibility of rural areas,
  • the service design for Mobility as a Service,
  • the modelling, simulation and optimisation of networked operational processes and
  • optimising the use of resources.

The professorship is affiliated with the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences and represents the field of public transport in the programmes of study in architecture, civil, environmental, transport and industrial engineering in teaching.

The research areas "Mobility" and "Future City" offer the professorship excellent interdisciplinary opportunities at the TU Braunschweig.

Our expectations

In teaching, the subject of public transport systems should be represented in the Bachelor's and in the Master's program in both German and English.

The willingness to interdisciplinary cooperation with other departments of the faculty and to cross-sectional topics of the faculty such as environmental protection and digitalization is expected. In addition, active participation in shaping the research areas "Future City" and "Mobility" is desired. Participation in academic self-administration is a matter of course.

The successful candidate will have a relevant scientific record and solid experience in the planning and operation of transport systems. The scientific potential should be demonstrated by an excellent publication record appropriate to the academic age. Further criteria are experience in teaching (also in English), successful acquisition and/or responsible handling of challenging projects, internationalization, subject-specific commitment (e.g. committee work), leadership competence and further extra-disciplinary or interdisciplinary (personal, social and methodological) competences.

Requirements, § 30 NHG

  • A completed qualified university education
  • Pedagogical suitability, proof of this is to be provided by a teaching sample
  • Special qualification for deepended independent scientific work, which is usually demonstrated by an above-average doctorate.


The employment is initially for a period of three years in a temporary civil servant relationship, provided that the general service law requirements are fulfilled. In the event of a successful interim evaluation in accordance with § 30 Para. 4 S. 2 NHG, the professorship will be extended by a further three years. After positive outcome of the procedure regulated in the tenure track regulations of the TU Braunschweig an appointment to a permanent professorship in grade W2 NBesO will be made without further advertisement.

At TU Braunschweig, we aim to increase the share of women in academic positions and therefore particularly welcome applications from women. Where candidates have equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates. Where candidates have the same qualifications, preference will be given to disabled candidates .

Applications from international scientists are welcome. 

We are looking forward to your application!

Please note that applications received via the TU Braunschweig online form can be considered only.

Applicants (m/f/o) are requested to attach the usual documents:

  • Academic background (curriculum vitae) 
  • Academic certificates and diplomas (degrees)
  • List of publications
  • List of courses including results of course evaluation
  • Research concept
  • Teaching concept
  • If applicable, add proof of recognized severe disability.
  • If applicable, add proof of parental/care leave.


Deadline for application

The application deadline is 2023-01-10


Questions about the professorship will be answered by

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Friedrich
T + 49 531 391 66801

If you have any questions regarding personnel law matters, please contact

Anne Fritz/Nicole Brückner,
T + 49 531 391 4350

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