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The position is a permanent full-time position. Staffing is intended at 1st October 2024 earliest.


Developing sustainable solutions to the societal challenges of today and tomorrow. This is the goal of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), northern Germany’s leading applied sciences university when it comes to reflective practice. Our central focus is the excellence of our teaching and our degree courses. Simultaneously, HAW Hamburg is continuing to develop its profile as a research university. People from more than 100 countries help make HAW Hamburg what it is, and our diversity is our particular strength.


You will represent the teaching in the field of industrial control engineering, process control engineering and control systems engineering in the scope of lectures in seminar form and practical laboratory work on a competent and practically-oriented basis.

You are also prepared to support teaching in the field of building automation, programming and the basic education in our technical courses of study. You will also contribute actively to the further development of the degree courses and the teaching. We would also like you to set your own priorities here.

You are also able to hold your classes in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in the department in English. With intellectual curiosity, you will also learn about other engineering subjects, if necessary, and be prepared to provide teaching in them.

In addition to your teaching, you will also develop application-based research and development work. You are prepared to collaborate with other subjects and departments at the university on an interdisciplinary basis as well as with partners from industry, business and academia. We cooperate with the USST (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology) as part of the SHC (Shanghai Hamburg College) on a joint degree programme in electrical engineering.

We expect you to be willing to get involved in academic self-governance, by taking on responsibility for coordination, staff or laboratories as well as other advisory tasks, for instance.


You have a degree in automation engineering, control systems engineering or have completed a comparable technical course of study.

You can also demonstrate your aptitude for academic research and writing by having successfully completed an academic doctorate which is related to the aforementioned subjects.

You have several years of practical professional experience in industry or industry-related research and development. You are or were active in the fields of instrumentation and control technology.

You ideally have detailed application knowledge in the field of software methods in the above-mentioned specialist areas. Working in English is a matter of course for you.

Your specialist knowledge in the field of automation technology will enable you to significantly enhance the study programme in the field of regenerative energy systems and energy management as well as the general field of renewable ener-gy within the faculty. An expansion of the study programme to raise our profile in the direction of “Building Automation” with possible specialisations in areas such as smart energy systems, energy efficiency in buildings or smart homes is currently under discussion and an area in which we will rely on your collaboration. Ideally, you have relevant scientific experience in automation/control engi-neering. You are willing to use your contacts to secure external funding.

You enjoy methodology and didactics in your professional field and have proven skills and ideally have some initial teaching experience, as well as the motivation to further develop your teaching skills in the field of higher education on a structured basis.

You are expected to work on a constructive and cooperative basis with your colleagues in the department. You will convince us of your ability to work in a team during the interview. You should also generally be able and prepared to assume the management of a laboratory team. You will demonstrate your teaching expertise at a trial lecture. In this respect, the ability to teach in seminar form and project work should take centre stage.


For appointment as a professor, as well as the general staff requirements, the appointment requirements in accordance with Section 15 Para. 1-6 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG) also apply. These can be read on our website.

This includes the willingness to participate in the self-administration committees of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences as well as a choice of residence in proximity to the university.

The denomination of the vacant post is under the caveat of assessment at appropriate intervals in accordance with Section 12 Para 7 HmbHG.

As well as the basic salary of grade W2 and basic performance benefits, a provision of appointment performance benefits is also possible which can be negotiated with the university president. In addition, there is also the possibility of granting a bonus from third-party funds.

Candidates who have not yet reached the age of 50 at the time of appointment may be appointed as tenured officials, otherwise the employment relationship is that of a standard employee.


We offer you challenging work in an open-minded, forward-thinking university. You will be integrated into a team who enjoy your participation and are happy to support you in the early stages of your integration. Your workplace is centrally located and has very good public transport links.


Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is committed to ensuring teaching excellence. Candidates are asked to enclose all important documents relating to their teaching experience in their application.
In addition, they are requested to include a brief curriculum vitae along with the usual application documents. You can find a
form online. 

We encourage female scientists and experts to apply for this chair. Due to their lower representation they are prior-ranked in case of same suitability, qualification and expertise.

You can find more information about HAW Hamburg, equal opportunities measures, data protection, and educational qualifications from outside of Germany, as weil as for people with a disability and those with equivalent status, on our job openings information page.

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We look forward to receiving your Online-Application by 31st March, 2024.



Questions to the post readily answers you

Prof. Dr. Holger Gräßer, holger.graessner@haw-hamburg.de

For queries in HR matters please contact

Petra Bertelt,
T + 49 40 428 75 9234 petra.bertelt@haw-hamburg.de


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