Professorship for Hydrology and River Basin Management

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Braunschweig, , DE

Job description

With 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.



We offer a

„Hydrology and River Basin Management“

Salary-Gr. W3, Ref.number 2021_f3_W005-e

The earliest appointment is possible from 1st April, 2022 on.

Your responsibilities

The appointed candidate will become the Head of the Division of Hydrology, Water Management and Water Protection at the Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources (LWI). The holder of the position will contribute to research and teaching in the fields of hydrology, water resources management, and river basin management and will increase the international visibility and scientific excellence of the TU Braunschweig in these fields.

The focus of the fundamental and applied research activities should be on the holistic management of water quantity, water quality as well as the sustainable management of river catchments. This includes the development, coupling, and testing of numerical models and their incorporation into management systems for watersheds and coastal zones.

Research topics could also include:

  • Development of new methods for sustainable management and protection of surface waters
  • Climate impact research (extreme events)
  • Ecohydrology
  • Hydrology and risk analyses of urban areas
  • Development and operation of early warning systems for meteorological-hydrological and water quality related hazards

Our expectations

We expect that the core subject of hydrology and water management is taught in its full breadth in the basic subjects of the bachelor’s and master’s degree of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Management, and Environmental Sciences in German and English.

An active participation in developing the research focus “Stadt der Zukunft”/ “Future Cities” as well as interdisciplinary collaborations within the LWI and with other institutes of the department is expected. The participation in academic self-governance at all levels is mandatory.

Applicants are also expected to have an outstanding publication record, a proven ability to acquire third-party funding, and experience in project coordination.

  • A qualified university education with an excellent doctorate or achievements adequate for a doctorate
  • Proven scientific qualification
  • Experience in the application and processing of scientifically demanding third-party funding sources such as DFG or ERC research projects
  • Practical experience in the field of hydrology desired
  • International networking
  • Didactic aptitude and teaching experience desirable, especially in English
  • Willingness to actively participate in faculty affairs and committees and for interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Ability to work in a team and social competence

Requirements, § 25 NHG

  • Completed university studies
  • 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 or by additional artistic achievements.


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!

Please note that only applications received via the TU Braunschweig online form can be considered.

Applicants are requested to attach the usual documents:

  • Academic background (curriculum vitae)
  • Academic certificates and diplomas (degrees)
  • List of publications and artistic works incl. 3 selected publications
  • List of third-party funds
  • List of courses, including results of course evaluation
  • Research and teaching concept
  • if necessary, add proof of disability.

Deadline for application

The application deadline is 31st March, 2021.


Questions about the professorship will be answered by

Prof. Dr. Jochen Aberle,
T + 49 531 391 3940
[email protected]

If you have any questions regarding

personnel law matters, please contact

Nicole Brückner,
T + 49 531 391 14143
[email protected]