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Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty II – Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Optics and Atomic Physics, and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR) jointly invite applications in a Reimbursement Model (Berliner Modell) for a

University Professorship - salary grade W2

for the field of "Terahertz and Laser Spectroscopy".
The appointment for the professorship is part of the cooperation of the Einstein Center Digital Future partners.

Reference number:

II-438/16 (starting at the earliest possible / permanent / closing date for applications 13/10/16)

Working field:

The position includes the director‘s position of the department "Terahertz and Laser Spectroscopy" at the DLR‘s Berlin Institute of Optical Sensor Systems. The successful candidate will represent the field of Terahertz and laser spectroscopy at TU Berlin in research and teaching (2 SWS). Research requirements at TU Berlin will be fulfilled as director at the DLR.
Technische Universität Berlin and the DLR Institute of Optical Sensor Systems co-operate in research and development in the field of Terahertz and laser spectroscopy. Within the framework of this co-operation both partners want to strengthen the teaching and research in the field of Terahertz and laser spectroscopy. Applicants should have shown academic expertise in one of the fields below. In addition, the area of research expertise should allow co-operations with adjoining research groups; successful candidates should be able to manage large research groups and organize complex scientific projects.


Successful applicants must fulfill the requirements for appointment at the professor level in compliance with § 100 BerlHG (Berlin Higher Education Act), including a completed academic education, qualified achievements in research and a particular qualification for academic work normally attested by the excellent quality of a PhD, post-doctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) and pedagogical didactic qualifications, to be proven by teaching experience and visualized in a teaching portfolio (for further information see TUB Website, quick as no. 144242).
Applicants should have adequate expertise and experience in at least one of the following research areas:
  • High-resolution THz-spectroscopy of molecules and semi-conductors
  • Spectral THz imaging
  • THz-lasers, especially applications of quantum cascade lasers
  • THz security research
  • Laser based instruments for space missions
We expect experience in the acquisition of third-party funding from industry and public funding organizations as well as national and international experience in projects, management and teaching. Candidates for the position must be able to manage a department with approximately 20 people and are expected to participate adequately in the teaching for the degree courses of the Faculty II – Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Technische Universität Berlin strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages qualified female researchers to apply. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored.
Technische Universität Berlin is a certified family-friendly higher education institution, and our Dual Career Service offers assistance to you and your family when relocating to Berlin.
Please send your written application until 13/10/2016 with the reference number and the usual documents to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident -, Fakultät II, Institut für Optik und Atomare Physik, Sekr. ER 1-1, Hardenbergstr. 36A, 10623 Berlin. Please note that applications via email cannot be considered.
Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.
The vacancy is also available on the internet at
Please note that the positions are conditional upon financing from the donors and partners. It is intended to extend a number of the temporary professorships at the end of the funding period. Additional professorships for Berlin will be advertised in the coming months and will be posted at be-digital.berlin

Bewerbungsschluss: 13.10.2016
Bewerbungsschluss: 13.10.2016 Erschienen in DIE ZEIT vom 12.09.2016
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