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Bran­den­bur­gi­sche Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Cott­bus-Senf­ten­berg - Fac­ulty of Mech­an­ical Engin­eer­ing, Elec­trical and Energy Sys­tems

The Branden­burg Uni­versity of Tech­no­logy (BTU) Cottbus-Sen­ften­berg is a young uni­versity that is act­ively help­ing to shape the struc­tural change in Lusa­tia to phase out lig­nite and is provid­ing sci­entific sup­port for trans­form­a­tion pro­cesses in many ways. In the com­ing dec­ades, the region will be one of the most excit­ing real labor­at­or­ies in Ger­many, from which ground­break­ing devel­op­ment impulses are to eman­ate. Employ­ment at the BTU there­fore prom­ises more than ever par­ti­cip­a­tion in devel­op­ment pro­cesses towards a sus­tain­able and cli­mate-friendly future.

PRO­FESS­OR­SHIP Join­ing and Weld­ing Tech­no­logy (W3)

com­men­cing at the earli­est oppor­tun­ity.

Working field:

The pos­i­tion is in suc­ces­sion to the pro­fess­or­ship of Join­ing and Weld­ing Tech­no­logy from Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ves­selin Michailov and in the assump­tion of lead­er­ship of the depart­ment of the same name. Act­ive par­ti­cip­a­tion of the appoin­ted head of the depart­ment in cur­rent and future pro­jects on struc­tural and energy change as well as close cooper­a­tion with the par­ti­cip­at­ing part­ners from research insti­tu­tions and industry is expec­ted. The will­ing­ness for inter­dis­cip­lin­ary cooper­a­tion at the national and inter­na­tional levels as well as with the insti­tutes and fac­ulties of the BTU is required.

In addi­tion, the devel­op­ment and applic­a­tion of advanced sim­u­la­tion meth­ods and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI) for the digit­al­iz­a­tion of the value chain are desir­able.

Suc­cess­ful acquis­i­tion of national and/or European third-party fund­ing is expec­ted. Net­works in industry, aca­demia and pro­fes­sional asso­ci­ations are use­ful.

In teach­ing, par­ti­cip­a­tion in the study courses in mech­an­ical engin­eer­ing and indus­trial engin­eer­ing as well as par­ti­cip­a­tion in the devel­op­ment of the Ger­man and inter­na­tional study pro­grams, in par­tic­u­lar the new study pro­gram "Light­weight and Mater­ial Tech­no­logy" is expec­ted. Courses are also to be held in Eng­lish.

Other duties res­ult from the require­ments set by § 42 Branden­bur­gisches Hoch­schul­ge­setz (Higher Edu­ca­tion Act of the State of Branden­burg - BbgHG) in con­junc­tion with § 3 BbgHG.


We are look­ing for a per­son with excel­lent sci­entific qual­i­fic­a­tions and man­age­ment exper­i­ence who rep­res­ents the field of join­ing and weld­ing tech­no­logy in research and teach­ing. The future holder of the pos­i­tion is expec­ted to fur­ther deepen the research with regard to the join­ing pro­cess chain start­ing from the require­ments for the com­pon­ent, the base mater­ial, via tailor-made filler mater­i­als and join­ing pro­cesses through the char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion of join­ing nodes and com­pon­ents, among oth­ers for future-ori­ented energy and mobil­ity tech­no­lo­gies.

She/he is expec­ted to ful­fil at least two of the fol­low­ing require­ments:
  • In-depth know­ledge in the devel­op­ment and optim­iz­a­tion of join­ing and weld­ing pro­cesses, among oth­ers on the basis of arc and laser-based pro­cesses,
  • Com­pet­ences in the field of shape giv­ing join­ing,
  • Know­ledge in the devel­op­ment and applic­a­tion of powder and wire weld­ing con­sum­ables,
  • Exper­i­ence in the test­ing and design of joints and joined parts,
  • Com­pet­ences in mod­el­ling and cal­cu­la­tion meth­ods for the sim­u­la­tion of join­ing and weld­ing pro­cesses and for the optim­isa­tion of joined parts as well as in the applic­a­tion of AI meth­ods.

Applic­ants must provide evid­ence of pre­vi­ous achieve­ments in fun­da­mental research, e. g. by sub­mit­ting applic­a­tions for pub­lic fun­ded pro­jects (DFG, BMBF, EU...) and pub­lic­a­tions in peer-reviewed journ­als. The research top­ics in fun­da­mental research should be rel­ev­ant to the DFG or com­par­able inter­na­tional research fund­ing insti­tu­tions. In addi­tion, exper­i­ence in applic­a­tion-ori­ented research with indus­trial com­pan­ies must be presen­ted, e.g. by pro­jects (AIF, ZIM...), joint pub­lic­a­tions, and pat­ents.

Please refer to §§ 41 para­graph 1 No 1 – 4a and 43 BbgHG for pre­requis­ites and con­di­tions of employ­ment.

What we offer:

For fur­ther inform­a­tion, please con­tact Prof. Hol­ger Seidlitz, Tel. +49 (0)355 69-5001 /

BTU Cottbus-Sen­ften­berg is com­mit­ted to equal oppor­tun­it­ies and diversity and strives for a bal­anced gender ratio in all employee groups. Per­sons with a severe dis­ab­il­ity and their equals are given pri­or­ity in the case of equal suit­ab­il­ity.
As a fam­ily-ori­ented Uni­versity, BTU Cottbus-Sen­ften­berg offers a Dual Career Ser­vice.

How to apply:

The applic­a­tion, includ­ing aca­demic cer­ti­fic­ates, cur­riculum vitae, a list of pub­lic­a­tions, as well as proof of teach­ing exper­i­ence, should be sent by e-mail in a single pdf file with a max. 7 MB until 13.12.2022 to:

Dean of the Fac­ulty of Mech­an­ical Engin­eer­ing, Elec­trical and Energy Sys­tems
BTU Cottbus - Sen­ften­berg, Post­fach 101344, 03013 Cottbus


When send­ing your applic­a­tion by unen­cryp­ted e-mail, please be aware of the risks regard­ing the con­fid­en­tially and integ­rity of your applic­a­tion con­tent and please also note the data pro­tec­tion inform­a­tion on the BTU web­site.