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University of Wuppertal

W 3-Professorship for “Bicycle Traffic Planning”

Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Campus Grifflenberg
Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Campus Grifflenberg © Atamari, CC BY-SA

"Research and Study with a Prospect"

The University of Wuppertal is a modern, dynamic and research-oriented campus university with an interdisciplinary profile in research and teaching. Collectively, more than 25,000 researchers, academic staff and students face the challenges of society, culture, education, economics, technology, nature and the environment.

The University of Wuppertal invites applications for a

W 3-Professorship for “Bicycle Traffic Planning”

(legal basis: W 3 LBesG NRW; § 36 HG NRW).

The professorship is the "Endowed Professorship for Cycling" of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), which is permanent. Since the University of Wuppertal has applied for this professorship under the title: "Planning Tools for Cycling - Simulation, Real Laboratory, Transformation", the future research focus of the holder of the position will be on the development of methods and solutions for the planning and operation of bicycle traffic systems and infrastructures.

We are looking for a personality with research and teaching experience in the fields of traffic planning, traffic infrastructure planning, traffic safety and traffic engineering. Experience in acquiring and managing research projects is expected.

Active participation in the Department of Transportation and the faculty's committees is expected.

The Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering of the University of Wuppertal is following the socially demanded intention of increasing interdisciplinary education to promote building culture. The position will be based in the School of Architecture and Civil Engineering. It is to be taken up as soon as possible.

Willingness to develop the professorship in research and teaching in interdisciplinary cooperation with colleagues within the faculty is expected.
The professorship is located in the Department of Transportation of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The centre comprises 7 full university and 3 honorary professorships and focuses on the integrated research and design of a sustainable transport system.

The willingness to actively acquire national and international third-party funds is expected. It is planned that the future jobholder will be involved in the profile line "Environment, Engineering and Safety" and the profile core "Mobility and Energy".
It is expected that the holder of the position is actively involved in the promotion of young scientists. Applicants should represent the field of cycle traffic planning in its entirety during their apprenticeship.

The tasks to be performed include:

  • Teaching in the bachelor/master courses of the faculty in German language
  • Participation in the development of a new study focus on bicycle traffic planning
  • Courses offered in the future major field of study "cycle traffic planning.

The successful candidate is expected to actively support academic autonomy at the university.

The University considers gender equality to be an important task, and the successful candidate will contribute to its implementation.

Completion of an appropriate degree in engineering. Besides pedagogical suitability, which has to be proven by appropriate previous experience or, in exceptional cases, demonstrated by excellent performance during the appointment procedure, the applicant is expected to have a particular aptitude for scientific work substantiated by the outstanding quality of a doctorate. Further scientific achievements must be demonstrated additionally and will be evaluated exclusively and comprehensively during the appointment procedure. They include junior professorships, habilitations, employment as a research assistant at a university or at a non-university research institution and scientific positions in business, in administration or another social field in Germany or abroad.

The University considers gender equality as an important task, and the successful candidate will contribute to its implementation.

Reference code: P20001

Applications, including a CV, copies of certificates, a list of publications and a list of previous teaching experiences, should be addressed to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Huber and solely submitted via the online portal of the University of Wuppertal:
Kindly note, that incomplete applications will not be considered.

The University of Wuppertal is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from persons of any gender are highly welcome. The faculty expressly encourages qualified women specialists to apply in order to systematically increase the proportion of female professors in the faculty. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia women will be given preferential consideration unless there are compelling reasons in favour of an applicant who is not female. The same applies to applications from disabled persons, who will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Application deadline: 2020-05-30

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27. March 2020
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Bergische Universität Wuppertal
North Rhine-Westphalia
NRVP Action Area