Professor - Electrical Engineering, Electronics

School/Institution:University of Bayreuth, Germany, Bayreuth

Discipline: Electrical Engineering, Electronics

Employment Type:Full-time


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Full Professorship (W3) of Electronics of Electrical Energy Storage

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Engineering Science at the University of Bayreuth in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB) is currently seeking to appoint a

Full Professor of Electronics of Electrical Energy Storage

at pay grade W 3 (minimum salary per month: 7,217 euros) to commence as soon as possible. This is a permanent civil service position.

The successful applicant will be expected to play an active and leading role in the newly founded

Bavarian Center for Battery Technology (BayBatt)

BayBatt is a central scientific institute of the University of Bayreuth and combines its battery-specific expertise in physics and chemistry, materials science, engineering, computer science, and economics.

The research focuses on safe high-performance materials, interface phenomena and transport processes, smart batteries and interconnected storage systems, and covers all size scales of battery research from the atomistic structure to particles, cell components and cells, battery modules and battery systems, right through to the higher-level energy system.

In particular, the mission of innovation and scientific transfer to industry associated with the establishment of BayBatt will be integrated. It is planned to combine the position to be filled with a leading function at the Fraunhofer IISB.

We are looking for a scholar with an outstanding international track record in research and development of electronic and electrical components and architectures for battery systems. He / she should complement the existing expertise in the Faculty of Engineering Science and continue the inter-faculty cooperation, also with non-university institutions, as well as develop new concepts. The willingness and ability to obtain third-party funding, including in coordinated programs, must be evident.

The research focus of the professor should be on at least two of the following areas:

  • Electronics (digital and analogue) and functional system architecture for sensor-based battery monitoring and safe, robust, and reliable battery operation.
  • Electrical management of battery systems, cell balancing, safety circuitry, galvanic isolation, and fault detection
  • Embedded software and software architecture for distributed systems and sensors, safety systems, and battery management
  • Development and validation of battery systems using hardware or software-in-the-loop concepts.

The postholder will be expected to play a central role in the interdisciplinary master's program Battery Technology & Battery Systems Engineering that is now under development, and to contribute in particular the topics of electronics, technical communication, and electrical management. In addition to this research-related teaching, undergraduate teaching will also be required, including in the Electrical Engineering & Information System Technology program. The ability to teach in German and in English is expected.

The general administrative requirements for hiring professors at universities in Bavaria apply. A complete description of the vacancy can be found at

Applications (CV, outlining education and academic career, list of publications, list of courses taught, experience obtaining external funding, as well as copies of all diplomas and certificates) are to be electronically submitted to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science, Prof . Dr.-Ing. Döpper, via

Applicants are welcome to direct questions and requests for further information to the Dean at . Application documents will be deleted in accordance with data protection law following the conclusion of the appointment process.

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