Professorship for Waste Management and Material Cycles

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Braunschweig, Germany 🇩🇪

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

„Waste Management and Material Cycles“
Salary-Gr. W2

The earliest appointment is possible from 1st October, 2023 on.

Your responsibilities

We are looking for a scientifically internationally recognized personality  to represent the field of “waste management and material cycles” in environmental and civil engineering at the TU Braunschweig. The appointed candidate will become the Head of the Division of Waste and Resource management in the Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources (LWI).

The professorship represents an important component of the research activities at TU Braunschweig in the fields of environmental/water/resource protection, sustainability in civil/environmental engineering and the supply and waste management. The professorship will deal with fundamental and applied research in the fields of waste management and material cycles. This includes fundamental research into the interactions between solid waste from urban and agricultural sources as well as special waste, such as resulting from dredged material, building material production and demolition/remediation of buildings and soils. Questions regarding the treatment of landfills in a changing climate as well as the circularity of substances are also in the focus of the professorship.

To sharpen the profile, specific research content is desirable, e.g.:

  • Storage, treatment, and reuse of contaminated dredged material from riverine, estuarine and seaports
  • Detection, sorting, removal of macro- and microplastics in water and soil in the built and natural environment
  • Rheological, mechanical, and reactive processes in aging landfill sites that are endangered by geomorphological/climate change processes
  • Increasing the value of material flows in environmental and civil engineering through separation, further processing and energetic use

Our expectations

In teaching, we expect the candidate to fully cover the field of waste management and material cycles within the civil, environmental, traffic, and industrial and civil engineering Bachelor and Master degree programmes. An engagement in the interdisciplinary modules of the degree courses in environmental sciences is expected.

The willingness to work in an interdisciplinary manner with other departments of the faculty such as building materials technology, geotechnics, urban water management, hydrology, hydraulic engineering and coastal engineering, sanitary engineering and water management, as well as mathematical-numerically oriented basic subjects such as mechanics, statics and dynamics is expected. In addition, active participation in the development of the research priorities at TU Braunschweig such as “City of the Future” is desired. Participation in academic self-administration is mandatory.

The successful candidate has a proven record of experience in research or applied waste management and material cycles. Scientific and professional excellence should be proven by an excellent publication performance as well as successful acquisition of funding and / or responsible implementation of research projects. The university didactic ability should be proven by appropriate further education or positive evaluation of courses by students. Further criteria are subject-specific commitment (e.g. committee work), leadership skills and other extra-curricular or interdisciplinary (personal, social and methodical) competencies.

Requirements, § 25 NHG

  • A completed qualified university education
  • 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


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!

Applicants (m/f/o) 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 publications and artistic works incl. 3 selected publications in full length
  • List of third-party funds, incl. project numbers and personal project function
  • List of courses, including results of course evaluation
  • Research and teaching concept
  • If applicable, add proof of nursing or parental/care leave.
  • If applicable, add proof of recognized severe 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 2023-01-10


Questions about the professorship will be answered by

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Aberle,
T + 49 531 391 3940

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

Anne Fritz,
T + 49 531 391 4350

For technical support, please contact

Nicole Brückner,
T + 49 531 391 14143




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development