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 architecture, urban planning, and landscape planning at the university of Kassel is seeking to fill the following position by the 1. April 2026

W 3 - Professorship (m/f/d) "Building Physics"

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We are looking for a person with proven expertise who will represent the department of building physics in the institute of architecture regarding research and teaching. The department forms a working group with close interdisciplinary cooperation in teaching and research together with the departments of design and sustainable building, design in existing buildings, and technical building services. Further interrelationships exist with departments of open space planning and climatology. The professorship represents the interface between architecture and engineering specialist disciplines.

The scope of teaching covers all study levels. This includes architecture courses in bachelor studies, as well as specialized subjects in master studies with a focus on "environmentally friendly planning and building". Building physics and its effects on the energy and sustainability design of buildings are to be taught in an application-based manner. Participation in cooperative, interdisciplinary design projects is expected. The area of responsibility also includes cross-faculty courses as well as the scientific supervision of the external education programme "energy, building, environment".

In research, the acquisition and implementation of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects is expected, as well as the national and international communication of the results.

Official duties also include participation in committees of the university's academic self-administration.

The faculty is looking for a person with several years of professional experience within or outside academia in the field of building physic and its effects on energy and sustainability design. A high level of didactic competence is expected, as evidenced by relevant teaching experience, as well as well-founded experience in future-oriented research in the profile of the professorship, demonstrated, for example, by the acquisition of third-party funding and the implementation of research projects. Proof of scientific qualification is required to have completed a qualified doctorate as well as a habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements (in the form of scientific publications). Very good knowledge of German is required.

Good English language skills, international and construction experience, as well as activities in several of the following areas are desirable:

- Energy-efficient construction as an integral part of architecture

- Thermal building simulation and hygrothermal component analyses

- BIM, AI-supported planning methods, generative design techniques

- Resource-optimised and recycling-friendly construction

- Building materials science as the basis of architectural design

- Life cycle analyses and building physics planning tools

- Metrological evaluation of building materials and components

- Building and room acoustics

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

If you have any questions please contact Prof. Dr. Knissel, Tel.: +49 561 804-7463, knissel@uni-kassel.de.

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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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