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Professor (m/f/x)

Pay grade W2; for the subject area “Informatics and Modelling of Energy Systems”

Full Time

European Campus Rottal-Inn Pfarrkirchen

Application period: 22.07.2024

Start: Winter Semester 2024/2025 or later

main tasks

The energy transition towards a more sustainable energy system is the central challenge of this century.

This professorship at our vibrant and rapidly growing European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) offers you the opportunity to train the next generation of young engineering  specialists and promote innovative research for viable energy solutions. The areas of teaching and research include, among others, the entire field of future energy systems, ranging from computer simulation in energy and resource economics to the development of new and sustainable energy technologies.

In order to provide our students with a modern and practice-oriented education, your tasks will not only include teaching, but also proactively shaping the development of our campus, its study programmes and related activities, and participating in self-administration.

your profile

We are looking for an experienced, creative and motivated academic candidate holding a PhD degree in engineering or natural sciences, who will  contribute to further developing our activities and strengthening the international reputation of our location.

A solid background in modelling of energy systems and internationally recognized professional experience in the area of energy systems are required. The profile should include interdisciplinary knowledge and experience in the field of smart decentralised energy systems, including buildings and smart communities, as well as modern assessment and management systems in the energy sector. Furthermore, experience in the acquisition of third-party funding and in the management of R&D projects is desirable.

Due to the international orientation of our campus, English is the language of instruction for the majority of our courses. Therefore, excellent written and spoken proficiency in both German and English is required. Several years of experience abroad and international cooperation with academic and industry research partners are also expected.

General requirements

• Completed university education
• Exceptional research skills, usually demonstrated by a doctoral qualification
• Pedagogical aptitude
• Outstanding accomplishments in the development or implementation of research throughout at least five years
professional experience. This must have been acquired after the completion of academic studies with at least three of the five years outside the higher education sector. In some cases, proof of non-academic professional work may be acceptable when a significant part of this work involved the cooperation between the higher education sector and a non-academic body over a minimum period of five years.

The standard teaching requirement for professors at universities of applied sciences is 18 teaching units per week per semester (full-time).
Those below the age of 52 can be appointed as civil servants.
The position is suitable for severely disabled persons. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference if they essentially have equal qualifications, competence and professional performance.
The Deggendorf Institute of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women among its scientific staff. State-wide information for Bavaria can be found at www.werdeprofessorin.de.
For candidates holding foreign university degrees it is mandatory to submit a certificate evaluation from the Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen, ZAB) in the course of the recruitment procedure for final evaluation of the recruitment requirements (https://www.kmk.org/zab/zeugnisbewertung.html).

our benefits

Relocation Support

Welcome event for all new employees. Exclusive access to DIT Career Service’s partner & family support programme, including personal assistance for relocation and job opportunities.

Perks & Conditions

40 hour week + 30 days annual leave + 13 public holidays. Regulated state wages with regular rise. Amazing corporate benefits. Company pension scheme. Elected staff council represent employees’ interests.

Health & Sport

Sport, excercise and nutrition promotion: free university sports clubs, limited staff excercise during working hours, annual opportunity to earn the German Sports Badge, low calorie, vegan and vegetarian options in campus canteens.

Family Friendliness

Family leave policies include maternity, paternity and adoption leave. Maternity protection is 6 weeks before to 8 weeks after the birth. Each parent is entitled to 3 years parental leave which can be taken alternately or simultaneously.

On-Site Facilities

Unlimited use of libraries and learning facilities. Free on site staff parking. Subsidised pre-school childcare centre at the main campus in Deggendorf. Budget friendly options in campus cafes and canteens.

Flexibility & Freedom

Flexible working hours. Freedom to work partially from home. Opportunity to apply for short term work in other EU universities via Erasmus mobility programme.

Expertise from 3 universities

If you decide to do a doctorate at DIT, the Doctoral Centre gives you access to three universities with excellent practical research and research-strong supervisors from various fields.

Structured Doctorate

You benefit from a proactive and supportive approach to various aspects of the doctoral project. The successfully completed courseswill strengthen your professional and social skills.

life and work at dit


Your work environment

The DIT is considered the most research-oriented and international University of Applied Sciences in Bavaria. Only English study programmes are taught at the Pfarrkirchen campus, which makes the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) a cosmopolitan and modern working environment. The ECRI is centrally located. It is located in the charming district town of Pfarrkirchen, which belongs to the administrative district of Lower Bavaria and is situated in south-eastern Germany. The town is idyllically situated between the Danube and Inn rivers and offers many leisure activities. Pfarrkirchen has excellent school and educational facilities. Attractive cities nearby are Passau, Regensburg, Linz and Salzburg, and Munich International Airport is only a 90-minute drive away. The proximity to Austria and the Czech Republic places the district town at the center of Europe. Employees can spend their breaks in the cafeteria located on campus, and parking is available directly on campus.

Focus on research

The Deggendorf Institute of Technology is one of the most dynamic and ambitious Universities of Applied Sciences in Southern Germany renowned for excellence in research. R&D projects are always rooted in real-life cases, as research staff collaborate with regional and international companies from the private sector to develop innovative solutions for immediate application, mainly funded by national government and EU grants.

For example, between January and April 2023, 27 applications for research funds were approved by the local government, supplying our professors and scientists with the financial backing to work on R&D projects. To further support these projects, professors are granted teaching-free semesters to focus on research work.

Our own facilities provide an ideal environment for applied research and teaching: 3 teaching campuses in Deggendorf, Cham and Pfarrkirchen plus 13 innovation and technology campuses equipped with the best facilities to specialise in a particular field (as depicted) are dotted in a network around the region. Research projects are generally categorised into four main areas: Digitalisation, Sustainability, Intelligent Mobility and Health Sciences.


Your application

If you are interested in a position at the Deggenorf Institute of Technology, we look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (CV, certificates, proof of professional background and the relevant subject-related references) via the "Apply now" button. Our HRM team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the application process. You are also welcome to network with us via LinkedIn!

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