Chair (W3) of Powder Metallurgy

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
28 May 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Institute of Materials Science at the Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering at TU Dresden and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft seek to fill the

Chair (W3) of Powder Metallurgy

to be exercised in conjunction with

the membership in the board of directors of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM)

in a joint appointment procedure at the earliest possible date.

We are looking for a competent scientist who will represent the field “Manufacturing Technologies for Metals with a Focus on high-performance Materials in Mechanical Engineering” in both education and research as well as in research and technology management. Your teaching responsibility in materials science mainly comprises powder metallurgy and sintered materials, materials chemistry, thermophysical methods/high temperature performance, materials for energy as well as production and processing of materials.  We expect the active participation in academic self-administration. TU Dresden represents a teaching and research concept that suggests the successful candidate to relocate to or near Dresden.

You will head the Dresden branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) with approximately 75 employees and be responsible for both scientific-technical and entrepreneurial steering and management of the institute, continuing its specialisation in powder metallurgy and metallic composite materials.

We welcome applications from internationally renowned personalities in the field of modern manufacturing-technologies of metallic construction and functional materials within-depth experience in powder metallurgy. A clear vision and concept for fundamental and application-oriented research towards a scientific understanding along the materials technology – microstructure – property chain is desired.

You have a proven track record in leading interdisciplinary research teams, in the planning, acquisition and management of national and international R&D projects in different business segments in the area of public funding with special regard to industrial projects. Your record also includes competencies in increasing the efficiency of development processes and in technology exploitation. International working and teaching experience as well as networking in science policy are a plus. We assume your pedagogical and didactic aptitude as well as a willingness and ability to conduct classes in German and English. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

For further scientific questions, please contact the head of the appointment committee of TU Dresden, Prof. Michael Beckmann (Tel. +49 351 463-34493; Email:, or the managing director of the appointment committee of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Dr. Konrad Schäfer (

TU Dresden and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft seek to increase the number of female professors and expressly encourage women to apply. Applications from candidates with disabilities or those requiring additional support are very welcome. The University is a certified family-friendly university and has a Dual Career Service. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft also pursues a family-friendly personnel policy and therefore offers flexible working hours and support for an adequate work life balance to all employees. Should you have any questions concerning these or related topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering (Mrs. Stephanie May, Tel.: +49 351 463-32786) or the Equal Opportunities Officer of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Mrs. Dipl.-Ing. Regina Böckler, Tel. +49 89 54759-0) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities of TU Dresden (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, Tel. +49 351 463-33175) and the representation of the disabled employees of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Mr. Frank Müller +49 511 5350-342).

Convince us with your application by submitting a CV in tabular form, a description of your academic career, a list of your academic publications, a list of courses taught and the results of evaluations of the last three years as well as a certified copy of your highest academic degree as hard copy to: TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Maschinenwesen, Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Beckmann, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Additionally, please send all documents in electronic form (CD, USB memory device or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal to and additionally to the President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. E. h. Dr.-Ing. E. h. mult. Dr. h.c. mult. Reimund Neugebauer, until 31.07.2020 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies). Your application will be made available to the responsible committees of TU Dresden and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

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