Technische Universität Berlin - Fakultät V
The Technische Universität Berlin and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft are seeking applications for a joint appointment (Karlsruhe Model) for a
University Professor - salary grade W3
for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology at the Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management in Faculty V - Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems
in combination with a position as
Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK
This is an existing position which is to be re-filled.
The Technische Universität Berlin is a major technical university with a rich tradition and an international reputation. In addition to 340 researchers holding professorships, some 34,000 students and 7,500 staff study and work at the University. The University's efforts to achieve knowledge enhancement and technological progress are based upon the principles of excellence and quality.
The Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management at the Technische Universität Berlin (IWF) currently has 12 professorships and more than 300 staff in research and teaching. Our research and teaching examine the technology and management of industrial factory operations and encompass both the development of process technologies and production plants as well as their networking and modeling using information technology. The Chair of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology within the IWF develops and optimizes concepts, assemblies, and components of machine tools as well as analyzes and prepares innovative manufacturing technology and manufacturing process chains.
Fraunhofer IPK stands for 40 years of global excellence in production science. Our over 400 employees conduct applied research and development across the whole process spectrum of the manufacturing industry – from product development, production processes, maintenance of investment goods, and product recycling to the design and management of manufacturing companies.
The Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK work closely together at the Production Technology Center Berlin. The combination of basic research and practical teaching at the IWF and applied research and development at Fraunhofer IPK uniquely enables closed research and development of production technology solutions from the initial idea to their implementation in practice.
In addition to upholding scientific excellence, the postholder is tasked with the scientific management of over 500 staff members at three locations. Key responsibilities of this role are achieving visibility of both the academic chair and Fraunhofer IPK among clients from industry and public funding agencies as well as ensuring the generation of the corresponding project funds by strategically aligning the Fraunhofer Institute with the needs of the funding bodies.