full professorship Measurement and Sensor Technology in Production Engineering (W2/W3)

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Competitive Salary
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


To achieve its educational aims, Leuphana University has developed a unique program aligned with the ideas of liberal education and humanism and has founded the first public college in Germany. Based on disciplinary depth, Leuphana is rising to the challenge to increase scientific impact by means of methodological diversity and interdisciplinary cooperation.

The Faculty of Business and Economics at Leuphana University of Lüneburg invites applications for the following full professorship:


The professorship is technically assigned to the Institute for Product and Process Innovation (PPI). The professorship is primarily focused on the area of measurement technology, sensor technology and control technology in the sense of a holistic view of process flows and is intended as an interface between production technology and control technology within the engineering sciences.

In particular, the topics of data genesis, digitization and process control, which are important in production technology, will be addressed and thus the core functions of the product manufacturing process will be considered as a whole. Therefore an essential field of research and transfer of the professorship is the development and integration of sensors and measurement techniques in production processes as an integrative connection of the research fields "materials", "manufacturing" and "digital manufacturing", as it will be increasingly characteristic in the highly integrated and compact technology in the future.

You should have proven experience in at least one of the following topics

  • Development and integration of sensor technology in production and logistics processes
  • digitalization of production processes: Data acquisition from technical processes and development of a process control system
  • Technical implementation of a cyber-physical system (sensors / actuators)

For this position, we are seeking a committed researcher with an outstanding international research profile in combination with a track record of unique ideas put into action, impacting their field as well as society. It is expected that your research is to a high degree both basic and application-oriented and in this respect it is oriented towards current technical developments. It is expected that you are familiar with the acquisition of research funding and with project research with industry. Qualified women are especially invited to apply.

Further more we expect interest in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration within the institute, Leuphana and research institutions in the national and international environment, in accordance with the mission of the faculty. In particular, research cooperation in the field of sustainability is considered to be successful for the future. The PPI is an institute at the Faculty of Business and Economics that has been very 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. For years, there has been close cooperation with the Helmholtz Center Hereon.

The requirements for employment (paygrade W2/W3) are based on § 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG), and include: 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; and additional academic achievements obtained i.e. in the course of being an assistant professor, during your postdoctoral lecture qualification (German: Habilitation) or other achievements recognized as being equivalent to a postdoctoral qualification.

At 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. Pursuing our idea of liberal education, our students are enabled to think, question and act upon it. Our professors 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).

Leuphana University is an equal opportunities employer.

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 Production Engineering to beko@leuphana.de or to the President of Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Post Box 2440, 21314 Lüneburg, Germany, by September 5, 2021. Please be aware that we cannot return application documents sent physically.

By submitting your application, you consent to your data being stored and processed for the purpose of the recruitment process. Please note our Data Protection Notice for Applicants

in English: https://www.leuphana.de/fileadmin/user_upload/newspool/stellenausschreibungen/professuren/Datenschutzhinweise_Professuren_EN.pdf

or in German: https://www.leuphana.de/fileadmin/user_upload/newspool/stellenausschreibungen/professuren/Datenschutzhinweise_Professuren.pdf



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