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, 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.

DEPARTMENT Architecture

We offer a

Salary-Gr. W1 Tenure Track W2

subject to the release of the position, the appointment within the framework of the Federal-Länder Program for the Promotion of Young Scientists (Nachwuchspakt) is to be made as soon as possible, at the latest by 30.04.2023.

Your responsibilities

We are looking for a person with expertise in the field of engineering science and social science and humanities gender research.

Against the background of the challenges brought about by the paradigm shift in the building industry – triggered among other things by the energy transition –, we understand interdisciplinary cooperation at the interfaces of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering as basis for the successful implementation of sustainable strategies for the technical environment in urban and building planning.

This concerns, for example, the development and application of digital tools for planning and production as well as strategic considerations in energy supply and building technology down to the materiality of building materials.

The professorship aims to develop, integrate and establish gender studies both as research of inequalities and as reflexive science in the above-mentioned thematic topics. In cooperation with the Faculties 3 (Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences), 4 (Mechanical Engineering) and 5 (Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Physics) of the TU Braunschweig, the aim is to research and teach the challenging issues of the future not only in terms of engineering content, but also in a socially holistic manner.

The post comes with teaching duties according to the NHG (4 SWS) at various levels of student education in the programs of Faculties 3, 4 and 5.

Our expectations

  • Completed university studies with a focus on a subject relevant to the engineering sciences (e.g. architecture, civil engineering, environmental environmental sciences, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a related subject)
  • Research experience in the field of "Gender Studies" as mentioned in the job description
  • Experience in international research cooperations (evidenced, for example, by corresponding stays abroad)
  • Acquisition and managing of third-party funded projects as well as Co-organisation of cooperation projects
  • Close cooperation with the departments of Faculties 3, 4 and 5 and in particular with the research focus areas "City of the Future" and/or "Mobility"
  • Very good English language skills and willingness to teach courses in English
  • Willingness to participate in the internationalization of the university and in research
  • Willingness to participate in the self-administration of the university


  • A completed qualified university education
  • Pedagogical suitability, proof of this is to be provided by a teaching sample at TU Braunschweig
  • Qualification for in-depth independent academic work, which is usually demonstrated by an above-average doctorate and was received no longer than 4 years ago at the time of appointment.


The junior professor´s initial appointment is limited to three years. After a positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended by three more years. In accordance with the tenure track statues of TU Braunschweig, the appointment will be tenured at the level W2 after a positive final evaluation. The requirements of the position are defined in Section 30 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz).

At TU Braunschweig, we aim to increase the share of women in academic positions and therefore particularly welcome applications from women. Where candidates (m/f/d) have equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates. Applications from international scientists (m/f/d) are welcome. Where candidates (m/f/d) have the same qualifications, preference will be given to disabled candidates (m/f/d).

A part-time appointment may be possible on request.

We are looking forward to your application!

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

  • Academic background (curriculum vitae) 
  • Academic certificates and diplomas (degrees)
  • List of own publications and selected publications about the built work
  • List of third-party funds
  • List of courses, including results of course evaluation
  • Research and teaching concept
  • If necessary, add proof of parental/care leave or disability


Deadline for application

The application deadline is 2022-08-31


Questions about the professorship will be answered by

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Durner
T + 49 531 391 5605

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

Anne Fritz/Nicole Brückner,
T + 49 531 391 14143

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