We are looking for a



The post is permanent and full-time. Staffing is intended at 1st September, 2021 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 field of materials science and production engineering with reference to applications of lightweight construction from the area of vehicle and/or aircraft construction. Your teaching will cover the basic subjects of materials science and production engineering for the degree programmes in Vehicle Construction, Aircraft Construction and Mechatronics, but also in-depth classes for the Masters in Vehicle Construction and Aircraft Construction on Production Technology in Lightweight Construction. You will also supervise excursions, student projects, placements and Bachelor and Masters dissertations. If necessary, you will run introductory engineering classes and teach in English.

You will further develop the field strategically and work out new teaching and research content that takes into account industrial development in the course of digitalisation. Through your teaching and research, you will strengthen the profile of the Department and the Faculty. You will be willing to engage in interdisciplinary partnerships with other fields and departments at the University, in the Future Air Mobility Centre for Research and Transfer, for example.

You will actively work to raise external funding, publish research findings in professional journals and implement cooperative doctoral programmes with partner universities. HAW Hamburg already cooperates with Hamburg Shanghai College as well as with the University of South Wales (Scotland) and the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain).

We also expect you to be prepared to take on roles in University self-government bodies and attend professional development courses for higher education teachers.


You have a university degree in the engineering sciences and a doctorate.

You have experience in leading interdisciplinary project teams, preferably in the context of automotive and/or aeronautical engineering applications. You have several years of relevant experience in at least one area of the manufacturing technologies relevant to lightweight construction in vehicle construction and/or aircraft construction, for example, fibre composite technologies, the production and further processing of basic material or semi-finished products made of steel, aluminium or plastic, the production of lightweight castings or components, or additive manufacturing processes. Relevant experience from tool and plant construction and experience in the introduction and application of digital tools and methods across process chains in the context of the simulation-based design chain (digital twin) are also relevant.

Ideally, you have already gained teaching experience and are interested in modern forms of university teaching. You will tailor your approach and actions to the university’s long-term goals, and are able to develop reliable solutions in a team.


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.

The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences makes staffing decisions based on suitability, ability and professional performance. Disabled persons and their equivalents take precedence over legally unprivileged candidates of the same suitability, ability and professional performance.

In particular, we encourage female academics or experts to apply to this professorship. The underrepresented gender shall be viewed as preferable in case of equal qualifications in accordance with Section 14 Para. 3 HmgHG.


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.

The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences has set the goal of a gender-equal, discrimination-conscious university culture which is sensitive to diversity, and wants to achieve a balanced gender ratio. For queries in matters of equal opportunities please contact the equal opportunities officer.

We support our employees and students in reconciling work and family, e.g. with counselling services when caring for relatives or special emergency childcare situations. Our senior staff are authorised to lead teams with different work-times and work-life-balance models, as well as mixed age structures.

We welcome applications from candidates with a migration background. The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is part of the diversity audit of the donors’ association and has been awarded as a family-friendly university on several occasions.


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. 

Information on data protection during selection procedures:
Data Protection information

Print page [PDF]


We look forward to receiving your Online-Application by
10th March, 2021.



Questions to the post readily answers you

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Baaran,
T + 49 40 428 75 7844 jens.baaran@haw-hamburg.de

For queries in HR matters please contact

Ingrid Zettel,
T + 49 40 428 75 9058 ingrid.zettel@haw-hamburg.de


Back to overview Online application