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Junior Professorship

Beginn der Ausschreibung07.07.2021
Ende der Ausschreibung29.08.2021
Institut bzw. BereichInstitut für Werkstoffmechanik
StandortGeesthacht
Jetzt bewerbenbeko@leuphana.de
BewerbermanagementProf. Dr. Benjamin Klusemann


Dear Applicants, welcome to Hereon and Leuphana University!

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon conducts international cutting-edge research for a changing world: approximately 1,100 employees generate knowledge and innovation toward more resilience and sustainability. The Hereon’s scientific spectrum encompasses high-performance materials, processes and environmentally friendly technologies for mobility and new energy systems. Furthermore, research is conducted on biomaterials for medicine and for increasing the quality of life. Through research and consulting, the Hereon addresses the challenges of climate change in a solution-oriented manner and facilitates sustainable management as well as the protection of the coasts and marine environment through comprehensive scientific understanding. From basic understanding to practical applications – the interdisciplinary research center covers a unique spectrum.
As part of an international network and as a member of the Helmholtz Association, the Hereon supports political, economic and societal institutions in shaping the future through the transfer of its expertise. Founded in 1956, the center is the largest non-university research institution in Schleswig-Holstein. In addition to its main location in Geesthacht and its site in Teltow near Berlin, the Hereon has branches in Hamburg, Kiel, Berlin and Garching bei München. The research center has an annual budget of approximately 100 million Euros.

Leuphana is a young university that lays emphasis on innovation, rather than tradition. It is continuously aspiring to create a space stimulated by a collective search for knowledge and sustainable solutions. Our success is based on the creativity and energy of our professors and academic staff. We encourage researchers to cross disciplinary boundaries, take responsibility and impact society. We convey this understanding to our students in teaching, research projects and campus life.
At Leuphana, every course of study is built on a holistic approach. The emphasis is on socially relevant issues instead of subjects. For our students, this means engaging in different scientific approaches from day one. We promote in particular female students in their scientific and technical interest and education.

The Faculty of Business and Economics at Leuphana University covers a broad spectrum of disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills. The Faculty´s mission is to combine disciplinary and interdisciplinary strengths in research and teaching to advance knowledge, entrepreneurial thinking, and responsible action and management for business and society. The faculty is a member of the Global Business School Network (GBSN). GBSN is a non-profit organisation harnessing the strength of a network of leading business schools to address the critical need for skilled managers, entrepreneurs and leaders for the developing world by increasing access to high-quality, locally relevant management education. The Faculty has established broad connections to regional business and government which result in development and transfer projects, bring practitioners into the classroom, and give students the opportunity to meet potential employers during their studies.
The PPI is a unit of Leuphana University Lüneburg that has been successful in basic and applied research, transfer and teaching for many years. The activities include funded research projects (DFG, BMBF, EU, AIF-ZIM etc.) as well as contract research and transfer projects with numerous renowned companies in the national and international field.

Junior Professorship insimulation of microstructure evolution in technological production processes (W1)

You explore the field of modeling and simulation of microstructure evolution from a theoretical basis and apply the methods/tools to technological production processes. You will expand and enrich the existing modelling approaches at the Institute of Product and Process Innovation (PPI) at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and the Institute of Materials Mechanics at the Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH, where you will contribute particularly in the understanding of phase formation and microstructure evolution in metallic lightweight materials during thermo-mechanical processes, e.g. solid state materials processing, forming as well as welding processes. In doing so, you will address specific research areas – in particular modeling the microstructure evolution including static and dynamic recrystallization, diffusion and phase transformation via the phase-field or other methods. You will preferably expand this research area with data-driven and multi-scale approaches. Your research work takes place in an interdisciplinary environment, in close cooperation with scientists in materials research. At Helmholtz Zentrum Hereon, you will become member of our team in the department Solid State Materials Processing at the Institute of Materials Mechanics, where you contribute to the research and development goals of the program “Materials Systems Engineering - Scale-Bridging Designed Materials: From Fundamentals to Systems”.

For this position, we are seeking a committed early stage researcher who shows promise of excellence in teaching and research as well as unique ideas to impact their field and society. Qualified women are especially invited to apply.

Your academic work gives evidence of innovative contributions to teaching and research, your talent for cooperating with partners inside and outside academia and your strong commitment to interdisciplinary dialogue.

Formal requirements are (according to § 30 (2) of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG)) a university degree in a discipline relevant to the open position; your aptitude for teaching; and your ability to engage in independent academic research as demonstrated by the outstanding quality of your dissertation.

The junior professorship will be established as a shared professorship equally allocated to the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon and the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, including a teaching engagement of four contact hours (4 Lehrveranstaltungsstunden) at Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

At Hereon and Leuphana you will find an academic community that is open to changes in perspective and cultivates the dialogue among the different disciplines as well as between research and practice. With spirit and initiative, we address the challenges of civil society in the 21st century. Professors at Hereon and Leuphana foster the awareness of gender and diversity aspects in teaching as well as research.

For further information, please contact the dean of the faculty, Prof. Dr. Peter Niemeyer (peter.niemeyer@leuphana.de) or the head of department Solid State Materials Processing at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Prof. Dr. Benjamin Klusemann (benjamin.klusemann@leuphana.de).

Hereon and Leuphana University are equal opportunities employers.

Please submit your application consisting of the following materials in two separate PDF files: a) motivation letter, CV, copies of academic degrees and b) three relevant publications.

Applications should be sent preferably by email using the keyword Microstructure Evolution to beko@leuphana.de or to the President of Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Post Box 2440, 21314 Lüneburg, Germany, by August 29, 2021. Please be aware that we cannot return application documents sent physically.

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