Full Professorship (W3) in the field of Global Water Security

Technische Universität Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany 🇩🇪

At Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), the following professorship is to be filled for the start of the 2024 winter term:                                                               

Full Professorship (W3) in the field of Global Water Security

Ref. No. P2305

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is looking for an internationally recognised scientist in the field of global water security. The new professor will be responsible for developing a leading research and teaching programme that focuses on global water security, including both disciplinary and multidisciplinary research. The candidate should develop professional interactions with research infrastructure already existing at TUHH, including the research clusters on ‘Energy and Environmental Systems’ and ‘Civil Infrastructure Systems’. There are excellent cooperation opportunities for this chair as the focus of this professorship is in line with the general vision of the school of Civil and Environmental Engineering on ‘Long-Term Security of Natural Resources and Infrastructure’ and TUHH’s strategic research area centred on ‘Engineering to Face Climate Change’. Therefore, an active collaboration between this professorship and several institutes within the school and beyond is envisioned. Relevant areas of research, teaching and administrative activities include, but are not restricted to, the following topics:

  • The successful candidate should contribute to advancing the knowledge and capabilities required to ensure global water security, which is a crucial component of economic growth, food security, life on land, sustainable cities, infrastructure and communities by using, for example, digitalisation, new materials, artificial intelligence, and the IoT to harvest big data from the physical environment or climate-informed engineering.
  • The successful candidate should adopt a holistic approach which aims at not only improving water management and addressing the increasing water demand in a warming world, but also at tackling the destructive effects of water caused by floods, droughts, erosion and pollution.
  • The successful candidate is expected to teach BSc and MSc level courses in the school of Civil and Environmental Engineering (English and German after an adequate period of time) on topics related to water security, water management and wastewater treatment.
  • Experience with funding applications and the implementation of third-party-funded projects are essential to this position.
  • The successful candidate should possess a proven outstanding track record in research, teaching or in engineering practices beyond doctorate level.
  • The candidate should be willing to take on a variety of administrative duties within the school and the university as needed.

The school has strong ties with other faculties and institutions. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to play an active role in the further development of such ties. The candidate should be able to communicate complex research concepts to a variety of stakeholders in academia, industry and government.

The deadline for applications is November 9th 2023.

The Hamburg University of Technology is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes and encourages applications from women. Women are underrepresented among professors at the TUHH. They will therefore be given preferential consideration in the case of equivalent qualifications. Applications by disabled persons with equal qualifications will be given preference.

To submit your application documents (including a letter of motivation, CV, a list of publications, relevant certificates and a brief overview of current and future research activities and teaching experience) in German or English, please click on the ‘Online Application’ button below.

For questions, please contact the Vice President of Research, Prof. Dr.-lng. Irina Smirnova,
via e-mail berufungen@tuhh.de

Please note that the specification of professors’ responsibilities is subject to review at regular intervals in accordance with Section 12 (7) of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG). The hiring requirements according to Section 15 HmbHG in combination with Section 14 (4) HmbHG apply.





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