Research, teaching and technology transfer at the Hamburg University of Technology are based on the idea of technology for humanity. The Hamburg University of Technology is a family-friendly and sustainable university with high performance and quality standards, striving for excellence in all of its research fields. Interdisciplinarity, innovation, regionality and internationality are guiding principles in our work.

The TUHH Hamburg invites applications for the following position at the School of Management Science and Technology

Full Professorship (W3)
in the Field of
Technical Logistics

Kenn-Nr. P2403

The School of Management and Technology seeks applications from candidates that foster research and teaching in Technical Logistics. This full professorship requires profound knowledge and experience in Digitalization and Automation for the field of Technical Logistics. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with a background in Technical Logistics and in-depth expertise in two or more of the following research areas:

  • Material Handling Technology
  • Warehouse Technology
  • Transport Technology
  • Information, communication and localisation technologies in Logistics
  • Automation in Intralogistics
  • Mobile Robots in Logistics
  • Planning, simulation and optimisation of Intralogistics systems

    Applicants are expected to have undertaken independent research and to be capable and motivated to acquire third-party funding within the framework of the relevant federal and EU funding programmes for fundamental and applied research and through transfer projects with industrial companies. A strong commitment to TUHH´s mission statement “Engineering to face climate change!” is expected. International relations and networking are desirable.

      In addition, it is expected that the laboratory for Technical Logistics will be operated and continuously developed under the applicant's leadership.

      The successful candidate will offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, primarily in Logistics and Mobility as well as Industrial Engineering programmes. Experience with teaching students and student supervision in the field of Technical Logistics is desirable. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach and disseminate in both German and English.

      The deadline for applications 25.07.2024.

      The Hamburg University of Technology is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes and encourages applications from women. Women are underrepresented among professors at the TUHH. They will therefore be given preferential consideration in the case of equivalent qualifications. Applications from disabled people with equivalent qualifications will also be given preference.

      To submit your application documents (including a motivation letter, CV, a list of publications, relevant certificates and a brief overview of current and future research activities and teaching experience) in German or English, please click on the ‘Online Application’ button below.

      For questions, please contact the Vice President of Research, Prof. Dr.-lng. Irina Smirnova, via email

      Please note that the specification of professors’ responsibilities is subject to review at regular intervals in accordance with Section 12 VII of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburger Hochschulgesetz (HmbHG)). The hiring requirements according to Section 15 HmbHG in combination with Section 14 IV HmbHG apply.
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