Chair (W2) of Helicopter Technologies

Dresden, (DE)
14 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
05 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The "Friedrich List“ Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Institute of Logistics and Aviation seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate to the 

Chair (W2) of Helicopter Technologies

in a joint appointment procedure with The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. - DLR) to be filled as soon as possible.

The Institute of Logistics and Aviation (IFL) investigates in improved mission planning, trajectory and flight path generation under consideration of flight mechanics and flight performance aspects. Research also tackles safety and environmentally sustainable flight procedures, route and infrastructure design for air transport with a special emphasis on fixed wing aircraft. 

The new chair to be jointly appointed with DLR shall extend the current research and lecture scope of IFL with an additional focus on helicopters as an emerging research domain. 

DLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. The mission of DLR comprises the exploration of earth and solar system, research on environmental preservation and the development of sustainable technologies to increase mobility, communication and security. A central topic at the Institute of Flight Systems at DLR Braunschweig is the conduct of experimentally based research to improve   flight- and mission properties as well as handling quality.

The successful candidate will be employed at DLR according to W2 2 BBesO. She or he will take over research and management activities at the Institute of Flight Systems at DLR Braunschweig. Simultaneously, she or he will be appointed as W2-Professor for Helicopter Technologies at the „Friedrich List“ Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences of TU Dresden following the „Thüringer Modell“ according to § 62 Abs. 2 SächsHSFG. The future post-holder will not be employed as civil servant at TU Dresden but will have a teaching assignment of two semester hours per week. A willingness and ability to conduct classes in English is expected.

We are looking for a personality with profound knowledge in the area of Aeromechanics of helicopters with operational background in wind tunnel and flight test experiments regarding active rotors. 
She or he should have published in preferably several of the following fields: 

- Rotor Dynamics of helicopters,
- coupled rotor-airframe frequencies,
- active rotor steering and control for noise, vibration and performance reduction 

The applicant should, furthermore, be nationally and internationally renowned and well connected in the area of helicopter technologies. Further knowledge in man-machine-interaction and enhanced automation in helicopters is considered valuable.
Successful fundraising particularly of third party funds and experiences in conducting and implementing interdisciplinary projects are expected. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements § 58 of the Act Governing Academic Freedom in Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (Saxon Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act – SächsHSFG).

For further questions please contact: +49 351 463 36745. 

TU Dresden and DLR seek to employ more female professors. Hence, we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are very welcome. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a dual career service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer (Ms Dr. Jutta Luise Eckhardt, +49 351 463-36423) or the Representative of the Disabled (Ms Birgit Kliemann, Tel. +49 351 463-33175).  

Your application must include curriculum vitae (CV) in table form, scientific development, publication list, lists of courses and research projects, teaching evaluation (if available), certified copy of the document of the highest academic degree, and two pages each with your teaching and research concepts. 

Please send your application as hard copy as well as electronically (CD) to TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Verkehrswissenschaften „Friedrich List“, Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hartmut Fricke, 01062 Dresden, Germany until 03.05.2017 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail services applies). The documents will be made available to the respective bodies of TU Dresden and DLR.

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