The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 25.000 students. She has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.

In the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Industrial Engineering and Process Management - Project Management Department, the following position is vacant as of 01.10.2021:

W 3 - Professorship (m/w/d) „Projektmanagement“

Closes: 31.12.2020
Date of Hire: 01.10.2021
Reference: 33567

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The professorship is part of the interdisciplinary Institute for Industrial Science and Process Management (IfA), which belongs to the leading institutes in Germany due to its combination of subjects. With its interdisciplinary profile, it is also strongly embedded in further departments. The University of Kassel is seeking a distinguished scientist who is firm in research (proven by corresponding high-ranking, peer-reviewed publications and third-party funds) and experienced in management, who is able to represent the field of project management in research as well as in teaching. The research topics of the outstanding candidate should focus on innovations in the field of modern methods and models of project management, i.e. in at least two of the following fields of research:

  • Integration of project management into digital processes
  • Management of (large) projects and the overcoming of complexity problems in machine and plant manufacturing
  • Project management in product development
  • Project management in the development of infrastructure
  • Focus of projects on organisational requirements

In the area of teaching, the position requires significant participation in the bachelor and master programs, i.e. Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Constructional Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Economics. Furthermore, the subject of project management is part of the extra occupational master program „Industrial Project Management“. One important teaching objective shall be the conveying of interdisciplinary basics of project management. But in the context of seminary groups students are meant as well to develop and practise their abilities of successfully preparing and structuring interdisciplinary projects with the help of suitable methods and tools. Therefore, projects on the development of products and / or infrastructure could be focused upon. Teaching in German as well as in English is explicitly desired.

The requirements of §§ 61 and 62 of the HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz) apply.

The ability to do scientific work, usually proven by a habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements as well as pedagogical aptitude is required.

The applicant is expected to prove several years of practical experience in the field of project management and of interdisciplinary work on a project board including responsibility of personnel and finances. In addition, the applicant has to verify his or her expertise by scientific publications. He or she should be able to do research together with colleagues in the field of project management with reference to the development of products and/or infrastructure in the disciplines of mechanical engineering or mechatronics. The applicant’s expertise in these fields as well as in the context of digitalisation has to be demonstrated by scientific publications in relevant journals and the participation in congresses. Attracting research funds (external funds) is anticipated. Appropriate experiences have to be stated.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sigrid Wenzel, Tel.: +49 561 804-1850, E-Mail: s.wenzel(at)uni-kassel.de

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The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions).

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