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Full Professor (m/f/d) and Director (m/f/d) » Test and Simulation for Gas Turbines «

German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR)
Augsburg (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
Closing date
Oct 12, 2022

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Technical University of Munich (TUM) and German Aerospace Center (DLR) offer a joint appointment procedure for a

Full Professor (m/f/d)
in » Test and Simulation for Gas Turbines «

combined with the position of the

Director (m/f/d)
of the DLR Institute of Test and Simulation for Gas Turbines

starting in the summer semester 2023. The position is a tenured W3 position. The jobholder will be appointed as a professor at TUM and granted leave with a reduced teaching load (2 hours per week) to take over the management of the DLR Institute in Augsburg (Jülich model).

Scientific Environment
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is not just the aeronautics and space research center of the Federal Republic of Germany. It conducts research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy and transport, and their interdisciplinary topics security and digitalisation. Climate, mobility and technology are changing globally. DLR uses the expertise of its 55 research institutes and facilities with 10.000 employees to develop solutions to these challenges. The DLR Institute of Test and Simulation for Gas Turbines at the DLR site in Augsburg is dedicated to digitalization of aeroengines and is still in the process of being established with a current staff of around 30. For more information, please visit The professorship will be assigned to the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy at the TUM School of Engineering and Design.

Responsibilities include managing the DLR Institute of Test and Simulation for Gas Turbines, as well as supervising and promoting young scientists. The research field includes testing and simulation for gas turbines with a focus on virtual engine models as well as lifetime computational methods for materials and engine components under extreme mechanical, thermal and chemical loads. The institute develops and operates test rigs for the experimental investigation and validation of numerical methods. Teaching tasks include participation in the bachelor's and master's degree courses at TUM.

We are looking for candidates with an exceptional international scientific reputation in the above-mentioned focus areas, who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in research and teaching and is very well networked, both nationally and internationally. The future head of the institute is expected to further develop cooperation with partners from research and industry. Relevant industrial experience and very good contacts to industrial and research partners in the aeroengine and gas turbine sector are beneficial. In addition, experience in setting up and managing larger groups or institutions is required. We attach particular importance to the successful acquisition of third-party funding projects, and technology transfer. Furthermore, experience in the development of new research fields is desirable. A university degree, a doctoral degree and/or an equivalent scientific qualification are required. For teaching purposes pedagogical aptitude is mandatory. Substantial experience abroad is expected.
A prerequisite for employment at DLR is the willingness to undergo a security check in accordance with the national security check law (Sicherheitsüberprüfungsgesetz § 8 ff SÜG).

Our Offer
DLR and TUM provide excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Augsburg and Munich Area. The working environment is multicultural.
As a rule, the holder of this professorship will be employed as a civil servant (Beamte) under German law. TUM and DLR offer support for dual-career couples.

Your Application
TUM and DLR are equal opportunity employers and explicitly encourage applications from women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications and scientific performance as other candidates will be given preference.

For further information on the advertised position, please contact the Deputy Board Member Aeronautics of the DLR Dr.-Ing. Markus Fischer, phone +49 2203 601-3698, email:

Application documents should comply with TUM's application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available at Here you will also find TUM's information on collecting and processing of personal data in the context of the application process. Your personal data will be processed by DLR on the basis of a contract between TUM and DLR in accordance with Article 26 or 28 DSGVO.

Please send your application no later than 31 October 2022 to the Dean of Engineering and Design, Prof. Christoph Gehlen. Email address for applications:

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