W3 Professorship for Energy Systems and Energy Management (m/f/d)


lifetime civil servant


as soon as possible




Full time


W 3 LBesG


Electrical and Computer Engineering

The University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) is the technical university of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate with over 20,000 students, more than 300 professorships and around 160 degree programs. As a place of top international research, it offers excellent working conditions and career opportunities. Those who study, research or work at RPTU experience a cosmopolitan environment and shape the future.

Your tasks include:

The future position holder should represent the field of power engineering in the department with a system-oriented perspective in research and teaching and develop the field in a future-oriented manner. The applicant is expected to have a broad technical background in the field of power generation, transmission, and storage and an outstanding scientific expertise in several of the following research areas:

·         Control, automation and optimization methods in power engineering

·         Digitalization and IT security in power engineering

·         Power electronic systems in power engineering

·         Energy storage systems in power engineering

·         Grid planning and operation (e.g. risk and AI-based methods)

·         Grid concepts (e. g. cellular grids, DC grids, sector coupling)

We are looking for a highly qualified individual with a strong background in the mentioned areas based on fundamental research or demonstrable industrial research and high visibility due to research projects and international publications. Experience in an industrial environment (industrial activities or projects) is welcomed. In addition to a relevant scientific qualification, extensive experience in the independent acquisition of research funding and the independent leadership of a research group or equivalent industrial experience is expected. Active participation in and initiation of research cooperations in the department, at the university and at the location is highly desired.

Teaching duties include compulsory and elective courses in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, in particular on the fundamentals of electrical engineering and power engineering, power generation, transmission and storage, grid planning and operation as well as advanced topics (e. g. control and automation methods in power engineering). Since some lectures in the Bachelor's programs need to be offered in German, a willingness is expected to take over these after an orientation phase. Several years of experience and a particular aptitude for academic teaching are required. Relevant experience with interdisciplinary and international courses and innovative teaching concepts is welcomed. Leading participation in the further development of the teaching program in the field of power engineering and in academic self-administration is expected.

Your profile:

Additional requirements are a completed degree in engineering, a doctorate, above-average publication achievements, successful acquisition of third-party funding and scientific activity after the doctorate, which is proven by habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements.

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and RPTU advocate a supervision concept in which a high level of presence of teaching staff at the university location is expected. In addition to the general employment requirements, the employment requirements set out in Section 49 of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act apply.

RPTU stands for the diversity of all employees. We welcome applications from all interested parties, regardless of their ethnic and social origin, age, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation or identity. Severely disabled persons and persons with equivalent status will be given preference if they are suitably qualified and suitable (please enclose proof of severe disability/equal status with your application).

RPTU strives to increase the proportion of women in areas in which women are underrepresented. Applications from female and male scientists from abroad are expressly encouraged.

Your application:

We look forward to receiving meaningful applications (curriculum vitae, certificates, list of publications, overview of given courses, list of third-party funding acquisitions with funding amount and identification of your own share, research and teaching concept for the advertised professorship (maximum two pages each)) by 31.08.2024 at the latest.

Please submit your application via the "Online Application" button below or via our application portal (

If you have any questions, please contact the chairman of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Görges, under the e-mail address or the telephone number +49 631 205 2091.

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