Assistant Professor in Sustainable Products and Buildings

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 16 Dec 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant professor in the Department of Design, Production and Management, who is passionate about education in circular products, vehicles and buildings in relation to design-driven sustainable energy research.

In the Sustainable Products and Energy Systems (SPES) group of DPM, multidisciplinary design-driven research and education is focussed on the optimal use and integration of sustainable energy technologies in products, vehicles, buildings and local infrastructures. Designs of sustainable energy systems are developed, analysed and improved by means of simulation, prototyping and testing of real applications. A strong interest exists in optimized applications in buildings and mobility, that support sustainable user interactions and acceptance, reduced environmental emissions by sustainable manufacturing and reuse, as well as circular value chains.

In the position of assistant professor you are responsible for collaborative research tasks in multidisciplinary research projects of SPES with colleagues at DPM, UT, Fraunhofer Project Center (FPC) and external academic and industrial partners. Research projects topics could be, but are not limited to: the circular society, sustainable building designs, solar applications and sustainable mobility.

Further you are responsible for the execution and improvement of teaching in the following international Bachelor and Master programs: Industrial Design Engineering, Sustainable Energy Technology and Mechanical Engineering. This will include supervision of students at the Bachelor, Master and PhD level and teaching of courses, e.g. on sustainable design, sustainable manufacturing, life cycle analysis, sustainable energy systems.

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