With around 17.000 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.

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Physics

Institute of High-frequency technology

We offer a

Professorship for
Photonic Systems and Technologies
Salary-Gr. W3                             

The appointment is planned for 1.10.2023.


The person to be appointed competently represents the field of "Photonic Systems and Technologies". The professorship will be involved in the research of innovative photonic applications in areas such as life sciences, quantum-based IT applications, as well as in areas of basic scientific research, and will be able to demonstrate corresponding success in at least two of the following areas:

  • Photonic applications in biology and biomedicine
  • Photonic-based quantum sensing, quantum communication and quantum signal processing
  • Photonic materials for integrated photonics
  • Microwave and terahertz photonics at chip level

Our expectations

  • Proven research and teaching experience in  the above-mentioned field
  • Excellent international publication record
  • Proven experience and willingness to apply for third-party funding
  • Proven experience in and willingness to engage in international collaborations
  • Active participation in the four core research areas of the TU Braunschweig and in the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD
  • Adoption of German-language courses in the bachelor's program
  • Very good command of the English language and willingness to teach courses in English
  • Willingness to participate in the self-administration of the university
  • Willingness to participate in the internationalisation of the university

Requirements, § 25 NHG

  • Completed university studies
  • Proven pedagogical suitability 
  • Special qualification for deepened independent scientific work, which is usually demonstrated by an above-average doctorate and
  • Additional scientific accomplishments, e. g. in the context of a junior professorship, habilitation, or other equivalent qualifications


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. A part-time appointment may be possible on request. 

Applications from international scientists are welcome.

It is a permanent full-time position. Applicants who are 50 years or older at the time the appointment commences and who have not acquired permanent civil servant status (Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit) will be employed with employee status (Angestelltenverhältnis). 

We are looking forward to your application!

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

  • Cover letter
  • Academic background (curriculum vitae)
  • Academic certificates and diplomas (degrees)
  • Research and teaching concept
  • List of publications, including copies of 3 selected publications
  • List of third-party funds and description of own participation
  • List of courses, including results of course evaluation
  • If applicable, add proof of nursing or parental/care leave .
  • If applicable, add proof of a recognized severe disability.

Please submit the application including all documents only digitally via the online portal (button underneath) of the TU Braunschweig.

Deadline for application

The application deadline is 2023-02-20


Questions about the professorship will be answered by

Prof. Dr. Achim Enders,
T + 49 531 391 7722

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

Anne Fritz
T + 49 531 391 4350

For technical support please contact

Nicole Brückner
T + 49 531 391 14143

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