With nearly 18,500 students and 3,700 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, infections and therapeutics, 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.


We offer a

„Infrastructure of rail-guided transport systems“
Salary-Gr. W3 

as soon as possible.

Your responsibilities

The holder of the position will contribute to research and teaching in the fields of engineering of infrastructures of rail guided transport systems and will increase the international visibility and scientific excellence of the TU Braun-schweig in these fields.

In coping with the mobility requirements that arise from today's and future societal point of view in freight and passenger transport, the professorship conducts research from the perspective of the over-arching topics of environment & sustainability, safety and economic efficiency, always taking into account an overall system view and the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. The focal points in fundamental and applied research should in particular include the areas of design and dimensioning of infrastructures of rail guided transport systems, their construction and maintenance under operational requirements, always in the sense of a life-cycle engineering point of view.

Specific research content can be, for example

  • in the area of design and dimensioning of infrastructures of rail guided transport systems,
    > the design of infrastructures for freight and passenger traffic under the 
       aspects of climate change, resource conservation and increased
    > the design and dimensioning of city-friendly and high-performance
       infrastructures for rail guided local transport,
    > the innovative design of the interfaces to other modes of transport with the
       aim of efficiently networking local public transport with various forms of
       individual transport,
  • in the area of construction and maintenance of infrastructures of rail guided transport systems,
    > the optimization of track technology, such as the development of high- 
       performance, climate-friendly and environmentally friendly construction and
       maintenance methods using resilient, durable superstructures and
       recyclable materials,
    > the optimization of construction and maintenance processes under the
       aspect of a life cycle-oriented maintenance concept,
    > the digitization of design, construction and maintenance,
    > the improvement of noise protection,
  • in the area of railway operation when carrying out construction and maintenance measures,
    > requirements of construction and maintenance of railway operation, especially in the context of implementation strategies under the "rolling wheel" and the blocking of routes,
    > railway operation requirements for construction and maintenance,
    > the development of innovative maintenance concepts to maintain and guarantee the timetable,
    > the digitization of construction and operations management.

Our expectations

In teaching, the full breadth of the subject of railway engineering must be represented in the basic lectures of the bachelor's degree program (in German) and in the master's degree program of the civil, environmental, transport and industrial engineering courses (in German and English). The willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation with other departments of the faculty and on cross-cutting research issues of the faculty such as environmental and noise protection, resilience of construction materials and processes, digitization in civil engineering (e.g. Building Information Modeling), and life cycle engineering is expected.

In addition, active participation in the development of the research priorities of the TU Braunschweig "City of the Future" and "Mobility" is desired. Participation in academic self-administration is mandatory.

The successful candidate is appropriately proven in science and practice and has several years of experience. Scientific and professional excellence should be proven through an excellent publication record in international peer-reviewed journals as well as through successful acquisition and/or responsible processing of demanding projects.

Further criteria are experience in teaching (also in English), internationalization, subject-specific commitment (e.g. committee work), leadership skills and other additional or interdisciplinary (personal, social and methodological) skills.

Requirements, § 25 NHG

  • Completed university studies
  • 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 and
  • Additional scientific achievements, which have usually been achieved within the framework of a junior professorship, a habilitation or by means of achievements adequate to a habilitation or by additional artistic achievements.


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. Applications from international scientists are welcome. Where candidates have the same qualifications, preference will be given to disabled candidates.

It is a permanent full-time position. A part-time appointment may be possible on request. 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!

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

Applicants are requested to attach the usual documents:

  • Academic background (curriculum vitae) 
  • Academic certificates and diplomas (degrees)
  • List of publications,  incl. 3 selected publications
  • List of third-party funds
  • List of courses, incl. results of course evaluation
  • Research and teaching concept
  • If necessary, add proof of parantal/care leave or disability.


Deadline for application

The application deadline is 2022-05-31


Questions about the professorship will be answered by

Prof.  Dr. Michael P. Wistuba,
T + 49 531 391 62050

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

Nicole Brückner,
T + 49 531 391 14143

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