Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (FHP) is an innovative, forward-looking and practically oriented university. Since it was founded in 1991, the university has become an important pillar in the knowledge landscape of the region. At the present time students have a choice of 32 Bachelor's, Master's and diploma courses offering strong career prospects. With 100 professors we currently serve around 3800 students. The professors are supported in this by approximately 250 further members of staff. FHP guarantees clear structures, small seminar groups, interdisciplinarity and close partnerships between teachers and students.
The Faculty of Civil Engineering is seeking to fill the following post for the winter semester 2020/21:
W2 Professor of Concrete and Masonry Structures - Reinforced Concrete Construction, Prestressed Concrete Construction, Masonry Construction Reference No. 12 / 2020
We are offering the opportunity to take independent responsibility for teaching and research in the subject on the Bachelor's and Master’s programmes offered by the Faculty of Civil Engineering and to further develop it in terms of both substance and methodology. You can look forward to motivated students and open-minded colleagues with a diverse range of expertise, There will be many opportunities for cooperation with public and private institutions and bodies involved in the construction industry, politics, research and administration in the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region.
You will be expected to provide practically-focused teaching on the courses offered by the Faculty of Civil Engineering with the following areas of emphasis
- Reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete construction
- Concrete restoration and strengthening of concrete components
- Masonry construction.
The Faculty of Civil Engineering integrates project-oriented content to a high degree within its programmes. You will utilise innovative methods of digital, online-based teaching and advocate the principle of research-based learning. The outstanding possibilities offered by our laboratories for experimental teaching will be available to you for this. Beyond the range of courses offered by the existing programmes, you will develop courses for the future, construction-oriented Master’s degree programme. Accordingly the curricula must be continuously developed. You will also be prepared to participate in interdisciplinary, cross-departmental courses and, where necessary, to be involved in foundation subject courses. Alongside German language classes, you should also be able to deliver courses in English-language modules in the future.
You will be willing and able to intensively pursue experimental R&D projects in construction engineering using the existing laboratory capacities. In so doing, you will acquire third-party funded research projects in the above-mentioned key areas. You will be interested and prepared to work closely with other universities and research institutions. The same applies to technology transfer with partners in the region as well as on a national and international basis.
In addition to an appropriate degree in a civil engineering subject, you will have in-depth knowledge and practical career experience in Concrete and Masonry Structures. This also includes material-specific calculation and construction, current developments and ecological and economic aspects. You will have adequate teaching experience and enjoy participating in interdisciplinary, cross-departmental courses. It goes without saying that the post holder will also be involved in academic self-governance, and that pedagogic and social skills are a necessity.
The applicable conditions of employment are set out in § 41 paragraph 1, points 1 to 3 and 4b of the Brandenburg Universities Act (BbgHG). Provided that the post holder meets the relevant requirements, it may be possible to convert the employment relationship to civil servant status. In the event that this is a first appointment to a professorship, the contractual relationship shall initially be limited to five years in accordance with § 43 para. 1 of the BbgHG and § 35 of the rules of
appointment of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. Shortly before the end of this period an assessment shall be carried out to determine if the employment relationship may be extended without the post being re-advertised.
Note: In the state of Brandenburg, "W" salaries include, alongside a basic salary, additional basic performance components. More detailed information on this and the formal conditions of employment in the Brandenburg Universities Act can be found here: www.fh-potsdam.de/informieren/profil/stellenangebote .
Potsdam University of Applied Sciences advocates multiple perspectives and equality of opportunity and strives to achieve a balanced gender ratio in all areas. In order to increase the proportion of women in fields in which they are under-represented, we therefore expressly invite applications from qualified females. Subject to fulfilment of the requirements, financing is available for the professorship from the Female Professors Programme, phase III. Phase III of the Female Professors Programme is targeted at supporting the equality of women and men in universities, fostering a lasting improvement in the representation of women at all levels of the academic hierarchy and increasing the number of female academics at the top of academia.
Applications from candidates with disabilities will be preferred where equal suitability and aptitude for the post are demonstrated. Please advise of any disability in your letter of application.
Please forward your application with a tabular CV, copy certificates, list of publications, proof of professional and teaching activity (where applicable with evaluations) plus a teaching and research plan, quoting the above reference number, by 23/04/2020 to
Fachhochschule Potsdam Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering Kiepenheuerallee 5 D-14469 Potsdam email: bk-massivbau@fh -potsdam.
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