This professorship is funded by the Joint Federal Government-Länder Tenure Track Programme (“Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses”).

The initial appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a further three years after a positive interim evaluation. After positive evaluation in the final year, the candidate is tenured on a professorial level (W3). This appointment is due to commence in the summer term 2021.


Ref. No. P2007

The School of Management Sciences and Technology seeks applications that establish research and teaching in Digital Logistics Technology at TUHH. The ideal candidate holds a degree in Engineering and a doctorate in the fields of Logistics or Industrial Engineering. The professorship requires research experience in Technical Logistics as shown by publications in scientific and practitioner journals. A strong IT and digitalization background is mandatory. Practical work experience in industry, ideally in initial management positions, is desirable. The candidate should also have worked with companies and other external partners in joint transfer and consultancy projects, preferably self-acquired. TUHH is looking for an ambitious scholar with a research and teaching focus in at least one, preferably several of the following research themes and fields:


  • Investigation of the use of localization and sensor data (3D, 2D, radio signals) for planning and control of logistical systems
  • Further development of simulation methods and tools through integration of Internet of Things (IoT) sensor data into simulation models of logistics processes
  • Development of logistical solutions for new concepts of production, such as matrix production
  • Digital technologies, such as Blockchain or Machine Learning, and their impact on logistics.

      The person appointed to the post will teach courses in different degree programs of the School of Management and Technology, at both undergraduate and graduate level. Experience with teaching and student supervision in the field of Technical Logistics is required. Collaboration with industry partners requires a good command of both English and German.

      The TUHH acknowledges exceptional and innovative teaching achievements and capabilities. Successful applicants will therefore contribute to TUHH’s prominent profile of innovative teaching methods with high quality undergraduate (B.Sc.) and graduate (M.Sc.) courses. The courses are in English and German; for non-German speakers a willingness to learn German is expected.

      TUHH is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes and encourages applications from women. It is certified as a family-friendly university and supports dual careers. Applications by disabled persons with equal qualifications will be given preference.

      The deadline for applications is August 06,2020.

      Applications can be submitted in German or English. Please upload your application (including CV, Ref. No. P2007, a list of publications, relevant certificates, overview of research activities and teaching experience).

      For questions, please contact the Vice President Research, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Timm-Giel,
      phone +49 (0)40 42878-3049 and e-mail

      The legal framework of the Federal Republic of Germany applies (in Hamburg the law is applied pursuant to Section 15 HmbHG). Applicants over the age of 50 cannot expect to be employed as civil servants.

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