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.


FACULTY of Mechanical Engineering

We offer a

„Aircraft Conceptual Design“

Filling of the position is planned for October 1st, 2022.


The professorship covers fundamental research of simulation methodology for conceptual design of future means of sustainable air transportation and its application. The professorship is part of the Institute of Aircraft Design and Light Weight Structures, and contributes to managing the institute. The professorship is expected to contribute to collaborative works within the Aeronautics Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFL) and the Cluster of Excellence for Sustainable and Energy Efficient Aviation (SE²A) at TU Braunschweig.

The desired research fields comprise the following fields:

  • Method development for simulating conceptual design of aircraft with complex systems of energy storage and conversion
  • Assessment of new aircraft configurations
  • Technology assessment for future means of air transport

The professorship shall also reflect corresponding methods and recent research results in the form of new teaching content and modules. In teaching, the professorship is integrated into the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, in particular the Master's programs in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering / Industrial Engineering.

Our expectations

  • Proven research and teaching experience in at least two of the above listed areas
  • High-ranking publications in international journals
  • Active participation in the NFL as well as in the Cluster of Excellence SE²A. 
  • Relevant experience in the acquisition and implementation of basic and application-oriented third-party funded projects 
  • Research-oriented teaching in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, especially in the Bachelor Programme Sustainable Engineering of Products and Processes and in the Master programs in Aerospace Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Active participation in interdisciplinary joint projects
  •  Willingness to participate in interdisciplinary collaborative research programs 
  • Very good command of the English language and willingness to perform lecturing in English
  • Willingness to actively participate in the self-administration of the university, especially the faculty 
  • Willingness to participate in the internationalization of the university

Requirements, § 25 NHG

  • Completed university studies
  • Pedagogical suitability proven by results of course evaluation
  • Special qualification for deepened independent scientific work, which is usually demonstrated by an above-average doctorate and
  • Habilitation or habilitation-adequate 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.

Applications from international scientists are welcome.

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).

The Executive Search Consultancy Below Tippmann & Compagnie is supporting the search process.

We are looking forward to your application!

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

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

Deadline for application

The application deadline is 2022-05-31


Questions about the professorship will be answered by

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Radespiel,
T + 49 531 391 94250

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

Nicole Brückner,
T + 49 531 391 14143

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