The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 22.000 students. The university’s wide range of expertise covers subjects in the natural, applied, cultural and social sciences.

The Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking a highly qualified individual for the following position to be filled as of 01.04.2026:

W 3 Professorship (m/f/d) Solid Construction

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We are looking for a scientifically outstanding personality who conducts research on current and innovative topics in the field of solid construction, successfully publishes the results with high national and international visibility and inspires students and staff for these topics. The focus of basic research lies in the areas of experimental development and numerical modelling of structures in solid construction and is aimed at both new constructions and existing structures.

Nationally and internationally visible research is expected in one or more of the following subject areas:

  • Structures and load-bearing structures also using alternative reinforcement elements and high-performance building materials (in particular UHPC / UHPFRC)
  • Evaluation and reinforcement of existing structures
  • Circular construction
  • Safety and reliability of structures in solid and hybrid construction
  • Structures under dynamic loads
  • Modular structures with and without reinforcement
  • Soil-structure interaction.

Experience with the application for and realisation of third-party funded projects as well as the willingness to lead coordinated research projects is expected. It is also expected that the applicant is familiar with the planning and construction processes of sophisticated solid constructions from his/her own experience in order to ensure practical relevance in teaching and engineering research on this basis.

The professorship represents solid construction in the teaching of the civil engineering and environmental engineering degree programmes across the board. Within the degree programme, solid construction and its effects on the construction and sustainability of buildings and engineering structures should also be taught in an application-oriented manner.

A completed qualified doctorate is required as an academic qualification as well as a habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements in the form of scientific publications and, if applicable, additional engineering services for demanding structures. In addition to the ability to cooperate and work in a team, higher education didactics are expected, which is proven by relevant teaching experience, as well as sound experience in research in the profile of the professorship, demonstrated, among other things, by the acquisition of third-party funds and the implementation of research projects. In-depth experience in the application of experimental methods is required. Participation in committees of the university's academic self-administration is part of the duties. Teaching is to be held in German.

Applicants are requested to submit their applications with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, third-party funding and research activities as well as a teaching and research concept (max. 3 pages) and certificates.

Full-time position. The prerequisites for employment and performance requirements are determined by §§ 67, 68 of the Higher Education Act of the Federal State of Hesse (HessHG).

In the event of any differences between the German and English versions of this call for application, the German wording is legally binding.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Middendorf, Tel.: +49 561 804-2601.

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Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number the subject line, via the online form. We have complied further information for you in our FAQ.In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form or via e-mail bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, stating the reference number.In the case of postal applications, please submit only copie of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data regulations.The protection of your personal information is very important to us, so we will handle your personal information with care. By your application, you allow us the storage and use in the sense of the Hessian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will be deleted.

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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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