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.


We offer a

W3 Professorship for Concrete Construction

The appointment is planned for 01.10.2024.

Your responsibilities

Within the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences, the successful candidate will be expected to represent the field of “Concrete Construction“ distinctly and internationally, and to innovatively enhance the university’s scientific profile in this area of research.

Fundamental and applied research should mainly address the socially relevant issues, starting with resource-efficient and life-cycle-compatible construction, through the preservation of existing infrastructure, to digital construction methods.

Potential fields of research are:

  • Digital manufacturing.
  • Resource-efficient construction methods in concrete construction / Reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions
  • Innovative design approaches
  • Re-Use at component / structural level
  • Infrastructure upgrading with regard to the growing impacts from traffic
  • Monitoring of infrastructure constructions and life-cycle-engineering
  • Concrete Constructions in the context of natural hazards and extreme events
  • Hybrid constructions as timber-concrete composite structures and alternative building materials as e. g. clay

Our expectations

The professorship is associated with the management of the Department of Concrete Construction at the Institute of Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Safety (iBMB). In teaching the entire field of concrete construction must be represented in the undergraduate (German language) and graduate Courses in the Bachelor’s / Master’s programs “Civil Engineering” and “Industrial Engineering“ in German and English.

The willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation with other fields of the faculty, especially from the field of structural engineering and numerical modelling is mandatory. Furthermore, active involvement in and contribution to the university’s core research area “Future City”, mainly in the field of digital building fabrication, is desired. It is intended that the professorship will participate in the management of the Braunschweig Materials Testing Institute as a member of the scientific board.

It is furthermore expected:

  • The eligible candidate possesses longtime experience in science and praxis. Her/his scientific excellence should be demonstrated by publications in international, peer-reviewed journals, and by the successful application for third-party funds. Experience with the application and realization of projects funded by ambitious third-party fund donors like the DFG or ERC is preferable
  • International networking
  • Practical experience in the field of concrete construction can be attested by any involvements in or accomplishments of projects in planning, consultative or managerial responsibilities as well by participation in standardisation or expert committees
  • Qualification in terms of didactic and educational competence, language skills for teaching in English and German
  • Willingness for active participation in matters of the faculty and related committees, as well as for interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Capacity for teamwork, and social aptitude

Requirements, § 25 NHG

  • Completed university studies,
  • Pedagogical suitability
  • Evidence of artistic or scientific work in the field of design and presentation,
  • Special qualification for deepended independent scientific work, which is usually demonstrated by an above-average doctorate or by additional artistic achievements.
  • 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 (f/m/d) have equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates. Where candidates (f/m/d) have the same qualifications, preference will be given to disabled candidates.

Applications from international scientists are welcome. is a permanent full-time position. A part-time appointment may be possible on request.

Applicants (f/m/d) 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 (f/m/d) are requested to attach a brief overview of their personal data to the usual documents:

    • Cover letter
    • Academic background (curriculum vitae) 
    • Academic certificates and diplomas (degrees)
    • List of publications and artistic works incl. 3 selected publications
    • Research concept and list of third-party funds, including personal role
    • Teaching concept
    • List of courses, including results of course evaluation
    • If applicable, add proof of parental/care leave.
    • If applicable, add proof of 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 2023-10-31.


Questions about the professorship will be answered by

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Zehfuß,
T + 49 531 391 5441

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

Anne Fritz,
T + 49 531 391 4350

For questions regarding online applications, please contact

Nicole Brückner,
T + 49 531 391 14143

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