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University of Stuttgart
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism

Full Professor (W3) “Construction of digital buildings and construction services”


The University of Stuttgart is one of Germany’s leading technically oriented universities in one of Europe’s most dynamic high-tech and industrial areas. The “Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC)” Center of Excellence combines its expertise in the fields of architecture, civil engineering, production and systems engineering, IT and robotics , as well as humanities and social sciences, thus creating conditions for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and architectural innovation.

The chair researches and teaches the influence of digital planning, manufacturing and construction technologies on the design of building systems in relation to technical building equipment, as well as their relation to new typologies of space and construction for architecture and town planning. The chair is part of the IntCDC cluster of excellence, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, where it studies IT design and realization approaches for the systematic integration of building services engineering and building technologies in touring architecture. to the future.

The chair builds bridges between current digitally-driven, research-driven developments and teaching the fundamentals of building services to students of architecture and urban planning. It supports the teaching of building services engineering with relevant fields
of heating, ventilation, sanitary and electrical services in the bachelor’s and master’s programs of the faculty and participates in the integrated design project, including the “Building Technologies Integrated Project”. In research and teaching, the willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation, for example with faculties 2, 4 and 10, is expected.

We are looking for a person who is distinguished by high-level scientific achievements with international visibility. Independent acquisition of third-party funding and active participation in the IntCDC cluster of excellence is required. This may also include the role of Principal Investigator in the next phase of funding.

For a qualitative assessment of your academic achievements, we kindly ask you to submit a brief description of your three most significant scientific achievements, which should not exceed one page in total. Possible successes may include, for example, those in the areas of research, teaching, innovative practices, science and society, knowledge and technology transfer, inventions and patents, development software or spin-offs.

The employment conditions listed in § 47 and § 50 Baden-Württemberg University Law (LHG) apply.

Applications with attachments such as CV, certificates, awards, list of publications, list of teaching and research experiences, list of completed projects as well as a concept sketch for future research and teaching are requested by September 9, 2022if possible in PDF format for Prof. Dr. Jan Knippers by e-mail to [email protected]. Please be aware of the risks to the confidentiality and integrity of your application content when sending your application via unencrypted email. Additional application documents in paper form will also be accepted at the Institut für Tragkonstruktionen und Konstruktives Entwerfen, Keplerstrasse 11, 70174 Stuttgart. Please direct any questions regarding the current nomination process to [email protected]

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