Chair (W2) of Nanoelectronic Devices, especially Nanowires

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
12 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering the position of a

Chair (W2) of Nanoelectronic Devices, especially Nanowires

is to be filled as soon as possible. This chair is part of the Cluster of Excellence Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) to support and enhance the academic excellence of the cfaed.

The holder of the position shall be capable of representing the specified area with high dedication in research as well as in education. A challenging, future-oriented research program that covers both foundational issues and applications is expected, including several of the following topics:

  • Top-down fabrication and bottom-up synthesis of silicon and germanium nanowire materials with defined properties for electronic device applications. Further, co-integration of compound III-V semiconductors in silicon nanowires.
  • Heterogeneous device integration of complex nanowire structures including defined interfaces and solid state reactions for contact formation.
  • Design, fabrication and electrical characterisation of novel types of transistors with silicon and germanium nanowire materials with extended functionalities beyond conventional CMOS.
  • Conception, realisation and characterisation of novel nanowire based circuit topologies exploiting device level reconfiguration of functions as well as between power consumption and performance.

The teaching responsibilities include courses in the area of emerging electronic devices and their related technologies for study tracks at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as the supervision of student theses and PhD students. Furthermore, participation in introductory courses of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering and for other faculties as well support of the international Master program Nanoelectronic Systems is expected. The duties also include participation in self-administration and academic boards of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of TU Dresden.

The successful candidate will be required to inspire our students as well as to conduct research that meets the highest standards of excellence contributing to the goals and visions of cfaed and to shape the profile of the Faculty in a future-oriented way. The candidate should agree with our philosophy to work in an interdisciplinary way, to build new relationships within TU Dresden and with external institutions, to work in partnership with industry, and to systematically foster new talents. Applicants must have a PhD in Electrical Engineering or equivalent, a post-doctoral degree (“Habilitation”) or equivalent record of research and teaching experience, and extensive experience in acquiring third-party funding as well as project and group management. Experience in industrial research is beneficial. Special emphasis is put on high-quality international publications, strong international contacts, and independently acquired and successfully conducted research projects. 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 (Higher Education Act of the Free State of Saxony – SächsHSFG).

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are 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 of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Dr.-Ing. Karsten Backhaus, phone +49 351 463-33608) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Ms. Birgit Kliemann, phone +49 351 463-33175).

Your application (in English only) should include a brief statement of research interests that explains how your accomplishment and professional goals match the description of the position, a CV, an outline of your scientific career, a list of publications, copies of the 5 most important papers, a statement of teaching experience, a list of third-party funded projects, a certified copy of the certificate on the highest academic degree. Complete applications should be sent to: TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Herrn Prof. Dr. phil. nat. habil. Ronald Tetzlaff, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden and as electronic copy (merged into a single pdf file) via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it to until 16.08.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies).

About cfaed

cfaed is a cluster of excellence within the German Excellence Initiative. As a central scientific unit of TU Dresden, it brings together 300 researchers from the university and 10 non-university research institutes in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. cfaed addresses the advancement of electronic information processing systems through exploring new technologies which overcome the limits of today’s predominant CMOS technology.

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