Tenure-Track-Professorship for High-Temperature Processes in Metallurgy (W2-Tenure-Track leading to a W3)

In the heart of Saxony, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg has a lot to offer to outstanding young researchers.

The Faculty of Material Science and Materials Technology of the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg invites applications for the position of


which is to be filled at the earliest possible date.

The position includes teaching and research duties in the following fields of High-Temperature Processes with the focus on Non-Ferrous Metallurgy:

  • High temperature processes in non-ferrous metallurgy
  • Highly efficient recycling processes in pyrometallurgy
  • High processes affecting the properties of non-ferrous metals
  • Pyrometallurgical equipment for production of non-ferrous metals

We are looking for applicants having expertise in pyrometallurgical processes for metal productions, refining and/or recycling. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification as well as pedagogic skills, including the ability to teach in German and English, are also prerequisites. Practical experience on industrial processes in non-ferrous industry is welcome.

The professorship is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and is intended do offer new career opportunities for scientists at an early-stage of their career. Applicants are expected to have worked scientifically outside the TU Bergakademie Freiberg for at least two years.

Initially, the position will be a W2-professorship for three years which, after a successful evaluation, will be extended for another three years. In the second phase of the W2-professorship a tenure-track evaluation will be conducted in order to determine whether requirements for a permanent W3-professorship have been met.  The evaluation criteria will be negotiated and will be based on research, teaching, academic self-administration and knowledge transfer. Based on international standards and transparent performance agreements, TU Bergakademie Freiberg ensures a fair tenure track evaluation process. In the research, this includes publications in peer-reviewed journals, successful fundraising, establishing of sustainable scientific co-operations and promotion of young scientists.  

The applicant must fulfill the general criteria for an appointment as a professor according to § 58 of the SächsHSFG, Higher education act of Saxony in its currently valid and applicable version. The regulations of the SächsHSFG apply, cf. §§ 59, 69 Abs. 3 SächsHSFG. TU Bergakademie Freiberg offers a programme that is tailored towards the specific needs of professors. Professors will find network meetings, mentoring programmes and also training packages and individual coaching particularly helpful. For further information go to: tu-freiberg.de/grafa

The university supports candidates in finding adequate childcare and in providing information regarding local job positions for partners or spouses (Dual Career). TU Bergakademie Freiberg pursues an instructional and research concept that expects the successful candidate to move his or her main residence to Freiberg or its immediate vicinity. TU Bergakademie Freiberg seek to employ more women professors. Hence we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are very welcome. The university is a family-friendly university and offers a dual career service.

Please address your application with reference to the position number (159/2018), consisting of a curriculum vitae, a description of your academic career, a list of publications, copies of the most important publications, a list of teaching activities, results of evaluations from the last years, along with a certified copy of the highest academic degree and a cover letter explaining your motivation for the application, as well as outlining your research and teaching concept as hard copy  until 31.10.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
Dezernat für Personalangelegenheiten
Akademiestraße 6
D-09599 Freiberg Germany

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