Full Professor (W2, tenure track W3) in High Voltage Technology

Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
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RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany’s pre-eminent Universities of Excellence, which entails the highest quality in teaching and world-class research. RWTH addresses bold, scientific questions; it also assumes a profound responsibility toward society and transfers its knowledge into meaningful applications. RWTH strives for the convergence of knowledge, methods, and findings from its research fields and integrates in-depth disciplinary knowledge into interdisciplinary research consortia represented as profile areas. The university’s dynamic, creative, and international environment encompasses efficient research networks, institutionalized co-operations, and, most of all, the innovative RWTH Campus-Project which harbors one of the most extensive technology-oriented research landscapes in Europe.

Full Professor (W2, tenure track W3) in High Voltage Technology

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

This is a professorship appointment for a five-year term with a tenure track career path towards a permanent W3 professorship. For further information about the tenure track process, please visit www.rwth-aachen.de/tenuretrack.

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and re-search in the area of High Voltage Technology. The starting date is as soon as possible.

Recognized expertise in more than one of the following areas is expected:

  • New insulation materials for high voltage applications
  • HVDC technology, systems, and grids
  • Novel high voltage switch gear
  • Electric arc analysis and protective measures
  • Technologies for Digital Asset Management for high voltage installations
  • Competence in additional current topics of high voltage technology is an asset.

A doctoral 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 out-standing career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years.

Jointly with the Chair “Transmission Grids and Energy Economics” and the Chair “Active Energy Distribution Grids” the professorship will be part of the “Institute of High Voltage Equipment and Grids, Digitalization and Energy Economics”, which will be managed collaboratively by all three professors. The professorship shall continue and extend ongoing activities in the area of high voltage technology.

The topic of energy is widely investigated at RWTH Aachen University, activities in this area will be further expanded. Currently, major challenges arise in the context of energy transition, and in the related requirements for novel technologies. Close collaboration with the other professors in the field of energy technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, as well as with RWTH Profile Area “Energy, Chemical & Process Engineering” (ECPE), Forschungscampus “Flexible Electrical Net-works” (FEN) will be expected. A contribution to the energy branch of Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) would be desirable in order to strengthen this link.

The leverage of an interdisciplinary research culture is a main goal of RWTH Aachen University, therefore the willingness to interdisciplinary cooperation across faculty boundaries is required.

Active participation in teaching both at undergraduate and graduate levels is expected, including development of innovative didactic concepts. The application should include a teaching statement including proof of teaching achievements.


Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:

Dekan der Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik der RWTH Aachen University,

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jens-Rainer Ohm,

52056 Aachen, Germany

You can also send your application via email to dekan@fb6.rwth-aachen.de. Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties. For information on the collection of personal data pursuant to Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please visit https://www.rwth-aachen.de/gdpr-information.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2021.

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender. RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.


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Full Professor (W2, tenure track W3) in High Voltage Technology

Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen

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