Research and Teaching Professorship (Tandem-Professur) in the field of Applied Computer Science and Visualization in Architecture (m/f/d)

Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association (HI), Marburg

Mainz University of Applied Sciences is characterized by excellent quality standards in teaching and research. Students receive practical training in small groups, and there is personal, open and friendly interaction between professors and students. We work on issues of applied research where architecture, architectural history, civil engineering, and geoinformatics intersect, and we are committed to the practice-oriented development of young scientists in research and teaching.

The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association, founded in 1950, is an internationally renowned center of research for East Central Europe with headquarters in Marburg and a satellite office in Giessen. Its main areas of research include history, art history, and digital humanities.

Mainz University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering, and the Herder Institute are seeking to jointly fill the following qualifying position (Qualifizierungsstelle) for the 2022/2023 winter semester (starting September 1, 2022):

Research and Teaching Professorship (Tandem-Professur) in the field of Applied Computer Science and Visualization in Architecture (m/f/d)

(employment under private law/three-year fixed term).

We provide you with the opportunity to acquire three years of non-university professional experience to qualify for a professorship at a university of applied sciences and agree on an accompanying employee development concept with you. The position includes 50% employment at Mainz University of Applied Sciences (remuneration based on pay grade W 1) and 50% employment at the Herder Institute (pay grade E 14 based on the Hessen Collective Wage Agreement (TV-H)). The professorship will be financed for a limited period of three years by the federal and state program FH-Personal, a funding program for the recruitment and development of professorial staff at universities of applied sciences.

At Mainz University of Applied Sciences, the professorship will oversee and continue to develop the following key areas in particular, both in teaching and in applied research:

  • Digital Planning Survey of Historical Buildings
  • 3D Modeling, (Historic) Building Information Modeling
  • 3D Visualization and Documentation

At the Herder Institute, the position will be incorporated in the Department of Scientific Collections, the working group Digital Documentation and Source Criticism of Cultural Heritage in Eastern Europe, and the long-term project of the digital Dehio of East Central Europe. Here, a hands-on approach to the documentation of cultural heritage buildings and the involvement in the establishment of joint lab components between the Institute of Architecture of Mainz University of Applied Sciences (AI MAINZ) and the Herder Institute will be implemented. First, the joint lab aims to promote application-oriented research in the field of digital documentation of historical buildings, and second, to provide inspiration for practice-oriented teaching. To this end, a workshop format for German-Polish students is to be developed and implemented, among other things. Participation in the Herder Institute Research Academy (HIRA) is expected, as is active support of networking between Mainz University of Applied Sciences and the Herder Institute (including in the acquisition of third-party funding).

The requirements for this teaching and research professorship (Tandem-Professur) are:

  • successful completion of a university degree in architecture, civil engineering, monument preservation, or art history with a specialization in architectural history
  • an aptitude for teaching, separate documentation of which is required
  • and a particular talent for scientific work, usually demonstrated by a qualified doctorate

In addition, we are looking for a candidate with skills in the field of digital examination of existing historical buildings, in particular in surveying, documentation, 3D modeling, and visualization. Relevant teaching experience, experience in research proposals, interest in the activities of the Herder Institute, and the willingness to cooperate with partners in the region of East Central Europe are desired. We also expect the willingness to take on related or cross-curricular teaching subjects and to participate in interdisciplinary projects. The ability and willingness to teach classes in English must be demonstrated in the application and by means of a trial class. The use of digital media in teaching should be a familiar skill.

The hiring requirements for a research and teaching professorship (Tandem-Professur) can be found in Section 54 and Section 56 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (only available in German). Mainz University of Applied Sciences is certified as a family-friendly university and supports balancing family and career, for example, through flexible working hours during the lecture-free period. The Herder Institute also strives to ensure the best possible work/family balance. The equality strategies of Mainz University of Applied Sciences and the Herder Institute envision an increase in the proportion of women, which is why we are particularly pleased to receive applications from qualified female candidates.

If you have any questions, please contact the Equal Opportunity Officer of the School of Engineering at Mainz University of Applied Sciences. Candidates with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte) will be given preferential treatment if they are qualified. The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and Mainz University of Applied Sciences are committed to a teaching concept based on the expectation of a high degree of presence of the teaching staff at the university location.

Please submit your application, including a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae in table form, a list of previous teaching activities, a list of academic achievements, a project portfolio, and copies of transcripts and certificates, combined in one PDF file in the above-mentioned order of the documents with a maximum of 30 pages (last name_first name_application.pdf) by October 4, 2021 to:

The President of Mainz University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Susanne Weissman

Lucy-Hillebrand-Straße 2

55128 Mainz

Please submit all required documents (as a PDF) electronically using the following upload link: https://seafile.rlp.net/u/d/bc99e965a22c416e8244/

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the following people:

Subject-related questions for Mainz University of Applied Sciences:

School of Engineering of Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Piotr Kuroczyński, piotr.kuroczynski(at)hs-mainz.de

Subject-related questions for the Herder Institute:

Prof. Dr. Peter Haslinger and Dr. Dietmar Popp, peter.haslinger@herder-institut.de, dietmar.popp@herder-institut.de

Organizational questions:

HR & Legal Department of Mainz University of Applied Sciences, 06131 628-7305, stellenausschreibungen(at)hs-mainz.de