Teaching Assistant in Thermodynamics and Heat transfer (m/f/d)

Updated: 4 months ago

08.09.2022, Wissenschaftliches Personal

As of now, we are looking to extend our team with a full time Teaching Assistant in Thermodynamics and Heat transfer (m/f/d). The position should be filled as soon as possible. A Master's degree is required, and you should be familiar with simulation software used in the thermo-fluid area, such as Ansys, Abacus and Lammps as well as MS-Office and other teaching-related software.


A Master’s degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a similar field

  • Familiar with simulation software used in the thermo-fluid area, such as Ansys, Abacus and Lammps
  • Familiar with MS Office and other teaching-related software
  • Good German language skills

  • Proven good knowledge of thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Be able to prepare teaching materials, and support undergraduate teaching by giving tutorials, answer-ing questions and marking homework etc.
  • Good research potential as evidenced by publications and conference presentations
  • Good experimental skills by developing experimental rigs
  • Experience with teaching support is preferred

  • Good time management and planning skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines and work effectively under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to explain concepts clearly
  • Proven ability to manage competing demands effectively, responsibly, and without close support
  • A proven ability to work well both individually and in a team
  • A strong commitment to your continuous professional development

  • Develop teaching materials and support undergraduate course teaching in Thermodynamics, and Heat Transfer, which includes giving tutorials, answering questions and marking homework etc.
  • Conducting research in one of the focused areas in the institute, including nanomaterials design and applications, solar energy technologies, reactive flow, and heat transfer, renewable fuel and combustion
  • Develop required experimental facilities, if necessary, and perform experiments in the chosen research area
  • Present research outcome in papers and conferences
  • Develop research projects and collaboration with industrial partners

What we offer
  • Payment according to TV-L West E13 in full time (40.1 hours a week), initially 3 years with the possibility of extension up to 6 years
  • TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with equal qualifications. International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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We look forward to receiving your informative documents. Please send them either by e-mail to helga.bassett@tum.de in one single pdf file (incl. introductory letter, CV, qualifications, list of publications, any references you might have) or by mail to

Helga Bassett
Chair of Thermodynamics
Dept. of Engineering Physics and Computation (MW)
School of Engineering and Design
Technical University Munich
Boltzmannstr. 15
85748 Garching

Application deadline / Closing date: October 5th, 2022

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Kontakt: helga.bassett@tum.de

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