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W2-Professorship for the subject area „Energy-Efficient Vehicles“

More than 7,000 young people study and research in attractive degree programs at Trier University of Applied Sciences. We are the university of applied sciences in Rhineland-Palatinate with the highest level of research and third party funding. This means that we offer very good conditions for carrying out projects with regional and trans-regional industry.

The following position is available as of the next possible date within the framework of the Federal programme “FH Personal” in the Department of Engineering at the main campus in Trier:

W2-Professorship for the subject area „Energy-Efficient Vehicles“

This professorship is advertised as a “Schwerpunktprofessur” (main focus professorship) with the aim of sharpening and further developing the profile of the university. Therefore, the teaching load will be reduced to 11 semester hours per week in the first three years of service. This time shall be used to develop teaching innovations, initiate cooperations, intensify transfer relationships or to implement research projects.

The teaching and research area "Energy-efficient vehicles" is a central component of engineering education in the Department of Engineering at the main campus, especially in the Bachelor's degree programmes "Automotive Engineering" and "Electromobility" as well as in the Master's degree programme "Mechanical Engineering/Specialisation in Automotive Engineering".

The position should represent the area in teaching and applied research. It is also expected that the reduction in the teaching load in the first three years will be used for training on the job and taking over the management of the research and teaching project "Team proTRon" (

The applicant is expected to have in-depth scientific competences and practical experience in the fields of energy-efficient vehicles and innovative drive technologies as well as a good picture of the complete vehicle development process. Basic knowledge of commercial and special vehicle construction, in the field of mobility of the future or in lightweight construction is also desirable.

The applicant should have completed a degree in the field of engineering or related courses of study that is geared to the above-mentioned requirements. The willingness to take over interdisciplinary basic lectures in the field of engineering as well as to hold lectures in German as well as in English is a prerequisite. We also require a willingness to participate in self-administration.

Trier University of Applied Sciences offers you innovative and future-oriented research opportunities as well as international and interdisciplinary cooperation opportunities. All employees of the university have access to a comprehensive range of continuing education courses. We are certified as a family-friendly university and offer a variety of childcare options as well as support and advice through our Family Service and our Dual Career Service.

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and Trier University of Applied Sciences advocate a supervision concept in which a high degree of teacher presence is expected at the university location.

Further general information is available on the Internet at:

Qualified female scientists are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Severely disabled persons and persons with disabilities who are treated as equal to them in accordance with § 2 Para. 3 SGB IX (Disabilities Act) will be given preferential consideration if they are suitably qualified.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the chairman of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Heinrich (

Applications should be submitted to the President of Trier University of Applied Sciencesby 11.04.2023 with a curriculum vitae in tabular form, certificates, proof of professional career and scientific work as well as a brief outline of the teaching and research profile in the advertised area including the further development of the project "Team proTRon". The file (as a summarised PDF file, named with the first name and the surname: firstname-surname.pdf) is to be filed on the secure platform Seafile of the universities of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate:

President of Trier University, Postfach 1826, D-54208 Trier

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