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Professorship (W1 with tenure-track) Materials Technology and Materials Engineering
Universität Stuttgart

Date Posted Dec. 15, 2023
Title Professorship (W1 with tenure-track) Materials Technology and Materials Engineering
University Universität Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany
Department Faculty of Energy-, Process- and Bio-Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Professor
  • Engineering Mechanics

University of Stuttgart

Faculty of Energy-, Process- and Bio-Engineering

Professorship (W1 with tenure-track) „Materials Technology and Materials Engineering“


The University of Stuttgart is one of the leading technically oriented universities in Germany in one of Europe’s most vibrant high-tech and industrial areas. The university is a reliable employer, partner for technology transfer and is committed to the interdisciplinary integration of engineering, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences based on the fundamentals of cutting-edge research at a disciplinary level. The advertisement is addressed to materials scientists and engineers with outstanding scale bridging knowledge. Materials science based fundamentals shall be made usable numerically and experimentally for technological applications as well as for the realisation of highly efficient and resources conserving structures and components.

The applicant shall cover one or more of the following topics in research and teaching:

  • Theoretical, simulation based and experimentally accompanied and validated research of structure-property-relationships of modern, especially metallic high-performance, functional and composite materials
  • Scale bridging modelling of materials behaviour from the microscale up to macroscale description for relevant application areas in materials technology
  • Simulation of micromechanical processes of materials manufacturing, microstructure formation and evolution to the point of deformation and failure of conventional and additively manufactured materials
  • Numerical evaluation of integrity and safety of thermal and mechanically highly loaded components under special appreciation of aspects of material technology
  • Integration of modern data based approaches and of AI methods for the identification and simulation of complex materials behaviour

The person to be hired is expected to be integrated into the manifold and diverse research landscape of the University of Stuttgart. That includes especially the Materials Testing Institute (MPA), which provides experimental methods on all technical length scales, as well as the Stuttgart Centre SimTech, which pushes faculty overlapping the development of scale bridging numerical methods. Cooperation opportunities are provided by further research clusters, institutes and graduation colleges which investigate the materials science fundamentals or/and the scientific engineering applications for modern polymers, ceramics and fibre reinforced materials.

In teaching the applicant shall convey the topic of materials technology and the fundamentals of strength of materials for students in mechanical engineering, related study courses as well as medical in width and depth. The classes of German-language lectures have to be taught in German.

We are searching for an individual who is distinguished by high-ranking scientific publications or patents with international visibility. For a qualitative assessment of your academic accomplishments, we kindly ask you to submit a short description of your three most important scientific achievements, which should be no longer than one page in total. Possible successes may include, for example, those in the fields of research, teaching, science and society, knowledge and technology transfer, inventions and patents, software development or spin-offs.

The position is a tenure track position leading to an appointment as a W3 professor in case of a positive evaluation. The requirements for employment listed in § 51 Baden-Württemberg university law apply. For more information on the criteria of evaluation and quality management, please visit the website

Written applications (including a CV, PhD certificate, list of publications, teaching record, statement of research interests, research and teaching proposals and self-declaration which is available at: should be sent in electronic form no later than January 31, 2024 to the Office of the Dean, Faculty 4, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 9, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany,, preferably as a single PDF file. Please be aware of the risks regarding confidentiality and the integrity of your application contents when sending your application via unencrypted email. Alternatively, postal applications are also accepted. Please address any questions regarding the current appointment process to Prof. Dr. Stefan Weihe,

The University of Stuttgart has established a Dual Career Program offering assistance to partners of those moving to Stuttgart:

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The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity employer. Applications of women are strongly encouraged. Disabled persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

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