With more than 7,000 employees in research, teaching and administration and a student body of 29,000, TU Dortmund University shapes prospects for the future. The university’s unique profile of cooperation between engineering and science and social and cultural studies drives technical innovation as well as progress in knowledge and methodology, benefiting the individual student and society as a whole.
The Faculty of Spatial Planning at TU University is seeking to fill the position of
International Planning Studies
to begin on the 1 (st) of October 2014.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and research in the field of International Planning Studies.
The professorship focuses on questions of integrated infrastructure and settlement development in urbanizing areas, in particular in developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. These questions should be examined in the context of sustainable transformation processes in urban and periurban areas. This includes societal and institutional conditions as well as methods and procedures of spatial planning outside of Europe and internationally comparative studies of planning systems. The Faculty invites applications from candidates who show a strong commitment to excellent research in the field of international planning sciences, substantiated by means of scientific publications in renowned journals. Applicants are expected to have relevant research experience, preferably acquired outside of Europe, and a background in planning or engineering sciences.
A leading role in the expansion of international cooperations as well as the willingness to collaborate in interdisciplinary and international research and teaching and to contribute to the further development of our curricula, notably in the SPRING master program is expected. The successful candidate will participate in the supervision of planning studies and the university's self-administration.
Language of instruction in the international courses of the Faculty of Spatial Planning is English. Willingness to acquire German language skills is expected from applicants whose native language is not German.
Preconditions for employment are specified in § 36 HG of the state of NRW. Applicants are expected to have an excellent scientific record, which has been obtained as a junior professor, within the context of a Habilitation, or through another scientific position.
TU Dortmund University is striving to increase the percentage of women in science and therefore encourages women to apply.
Disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.
TU Dortmund University supports the compatibility of family and work and promotes gender equality in science. TU Dortmund University is a family-friendly university and has been awarded the certificate audit familiengerechte Hochschule.
Applications with the usual documents should be sent within 4 weeks of the publication date of this announcement to the Dean of the Faculty of Spatial Planning, Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Tietz, TU Dortmund University, D-44221 Dortmund, Germany
Telephone enquiries can be made under +49 231 755-2284. Fax: +49 231/755-2620,