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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty VI

Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty VI – Planning Building Environment – currently has a vacancy at the Institute of Architecture for a

tenure track professorship, remuneration group W2, fixed term for 5 years, to be continued as a lifetime professorship, remuneration group W3

in “Climate-Oriented Urban Design and Urban Systems”.

This professorship should be seen in the context of TU Berlin’s goal to recruit and advance junior scholars in the early stage of their career. The tenure track professorship is limited to five years. A lifelong professorship will be offered conditional upon the fulfillment of the determined evaluation criteria and hiring requirements for a lifelong professorship. Information about the evaluation criteria can be found on the TU Berlin website, .

Work­ing field:

As a professor of climate-oriented urban design and urban systems, your area of work will be urban planning and design with a focus on climate-adaptive and climate-protective measures with special consideration for urban infrastructure systems and their digital or data-based development and management. The position holder is expected to make innovative contributions to current developments in this field in research and teaching. The development of at least one other area of expertise is expected and will be taken into account when defining the evaluation criteria.


The candidate must fulfill the hiring requirements pursuant to Sections 100 ff. Berlin State Higher Education Act. Of particular importance are a university degree in architecture and/or urban design or a related discipline with a proven focus on urban design, a strong aptitude for research in the mentioned field demonstrated, as rule, by the quality of a doctorate / PhD, further research achievements in the mentioned field as well as teaching skills demonstrated by a teaching portfolio (further information available on the TUB website,

As evidence of their qualification for the professorship, applicants are to submit proof of skills and expertise in at least two of the following areas: an in-depth understanding of urban environments as complex systems; knowledge of and contributions to the design of urban spaces and the development of urban infrastructures in the context of climate adaptation and climate protection; contributions to the digitalization of urban planning, construction and organizational processes; critical reflection of the social, spatial, and political implications of technology development.

Technische Universität Berlin expects its professors to possess the ability to both head their academic chair and manage its staff as well as assume responsibility for the chair’s strategic development. For us, this includes commitment to the advancement of junior scholars and women, the gender and diversity expertise required to create diversity-sensitive working and study conditions, providing fresh impetus in research and teaching and participating in academic self-administration. Interdisciplinary cooperation and initiatives in science communication as well as in knowledge and technology transfer are also sought. As a university with an international profile, we require our professors to possess good English-language skills and we expressly welcome applications from scientists whose native language is not German and who are committed to quickly learning German.

How to ap­ply:

Technische Universität Berlin offers its tenure track professors structured mentoring to support their professional development. The University values the diversity of its members and is committed to equality of opportunity. It is a certified family-friendly university and its Dual Career Service can assist you and your family with your move to Berlin.

Technische Universität Berlin is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and actively encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. Preference will be given to applicants with severe disabilities fulfilling the requirements of the position.

It is not possible to offer the position as two part-time professorships.

To ensure the involvement of international reviewers, the application documents are requested in English. Please submit your application by July 23, 2021 quoting the reference number VI-209/21. You should include appropriate documents (CV, certificates, concept for research and teaching, teaching portfolio, details of acquired external funding and a publications list highlighting which five publications you regard as the most significant). Your application should be sent only by email as a single PDF file to Electronic documents submitted using cloud services such as WE-Transfer or Dropbox cannot be accepted.

Please send an email to for further information concerning the formal application process. Specific questions relating to the position should also be sent to this address so that they can be forwarded to the chair of the appointment committee.

By submitting your application via email you consent to having your data electronically processed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guaranty for the protection of your personal data when submitted as unprotected file. Please find our data protection notice acc. DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation) at the TU staff department homepage: or quick access 214041.

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