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Full Professor (W2)
Mechanics of Energy Materials
Faculty of Georessources and Materials Science

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of mechanics of energy materials for a joint position with Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. The starting date is as soon as possible. Recognized expertise in the following areas is particularly welcome: Extended experience in material science and mechanical properties of coated and uncoated materials, i. e. metal/ceramic composites, especially in the fields of creep, fatique and thermo- mechanical fatique (TMF) for high temperature application in the energy sector, documented by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The focus of the research activities will be at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Microstructure and Properties of Materials (IEK-2) at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH and the successful candidate will be head of these research activities at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK-2) at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. In addition to the experimental and theoretical investigation of degradation mechanisms, research also focusses on the development of models for service-lifetime prediction for highly stressed components in energy technology, which forms an important contribution to the development of flexible energy converter systems with fast thermal start-up and ramp-down phases. In the future, it is expected to further extend the currently considered thermal-mechanical loading by chemically induced stresses and strains in high performance energy storage materials.

A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years.

If requested, part-time employment in this position is also available.

RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH are both certified as family-friendly and offer a dual career programme. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing that they are underrepresented at RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching.

Please send your application to:
An den Dekan der Fakultät 5, Georessources and Materials Science der RWTH Aachen, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Bleck, Intzestrasse 1, 52056 Aachen, Germany.

The deadline for applications is February 6th 2015.