Tenure-track Professorship for Next Generation Photovoltaics (W1)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg 76131
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9300 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.

 

In Division III – Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, the KIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology invites applications for a

 

Tenure-track Professorship for Next Generation Photovoltaics (W1)

 

at the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) as of the next possible date.

 

Work will focus in particular on photovoltaics using perovskite materials. We are looking for a person who will represent this area in research, academic education, and innovation and should have vast expertise in several of the following fields of work:

 

  • novel perovskite absorber materials for photovoltaics (e.g. 2D/3D hetero structures);
  • scalable processes to manufacture perovskite solar modules taking into account vacuum and liquid processes (e.g. ink jet printing);
  • tandem solar cells based on perovskite semiconductors (e.g. combined with CIGS and silicon solar cells);
  • nanophotonic structures to enhance efficiency;
  • systems analysis and yield calculations for perovskite photovoltaics.

 

Apart from outstanding scientific achievements made within the framework of an excellent doctorate, for instance, successful acquisition of an externally evaluated junior research group is required. You develop and pursue an independent research approach of your own and are responsible for the supervision of students and doctoral researchers.

 

Experience gained from participation in coordinated research programs is desired. You commit to participating in the future Helmholtz program “Materials and Technologies for the Energy Transition.” In addition, you will join the teaching staff in the study programs offered by the KIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. You have gathered work experience abroad and have successfully raised third-party funding from competitive funding programs of national or international funding institutions. Ideally, you already possess first experience from collaboration with industry.

 

According to Article 51, Landeshochschulgesetz Baden-Württemberg (LHG, Baden-Württemberg Act on Universities and Colleges), a completed university degree, pedagogical aptitude, and a special aptitude for scientific work are required. The evaluation procedure and the general evaluation criteria follow the “Qualitätssicherungskonzept für Juniorprofessuren und Tenure-Track-Professuren am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)” (quality assurance concept for junior professorships and tenure-track professorships at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)). During evaluation, particular attention will also be paid to participation in the program-oriented research scheme of the Helmholtz Association. For a plannable scientific career development, an accompanying process is offered at KIT. If the final evaluation is positive, you will be appointed to an open-ended professorship (W3).

 

KIT wishes to increase the proportion of female professors and, hence, strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Handicapped applicants having the same qualification will be preferred. KIT is certified as a family-compatible university and offers part-time employment, leave for family reasons, dual-career services, and accompanying coaching for enhancing the compatibility of job and family.

 

 

Kindly send your application, including the usual documents in German or English (CV, list of publications, graduation and other certificates, documentation of previous and planned research and teaching activities) in written and electronic form to the Dekan der KIT-Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (Dean of the KIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Kaiserstrasse 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, email: dekanat@etit.kit.edu by September 30, 2019.

 

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Tenure-track Professorship for Next Generation Photovoltaics (W1)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg 76131

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