Professor of Transportation

Updated: 6 days ago
Location: Potsdam, BRANDENBURG
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Apr 2020

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 at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences is seeking to fill the following post for the 2020/21 winter semester:

W2 Professor of Transportation Reference No. 13 / 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 transportation, politics, research and administration in the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region

The Faculty of Civil Engineering is seeking a qualified person to be responsible for teaching and research in the subject of Transportation in the following areas:

- design, planning and maintenance of road and rail routes

- design and planning of transport infrastructure for roads

- planning and organisation of traffic systems

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. 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 collaborate on the cross-departmental development of computer-assisted planning processes and on the acquisition and execution of research and development projects, as well as on transfer activities to strengthen the third party-funded activities of the faculty. 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 transport infrastructure planning. 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, Germany

email: [email protected]


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