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  1. W 2 endowed professorship for Food Physics (m/w/d)As part of a joint appointment procedure with the German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL), the Foundation of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) is seeking to fill the above-mentioned W2 endowed professorship at the joint branch of the TiHo and the DIL "Food Science and Technology Campus Artland" in Quakenbrück as soon as possible.The DIL is a non-profit research institute supported by more than 175 members from industry, science and politics. It stands for competence across the entire spectrum of food science and operates in the fields of process engineering, materials science, analytics and sustainability. The DIL acts as a link between science and practice, supporting its partners in the innovation process.The appointment for the endowed professorship mentioned above will be made based on an employment contract at the DIL with a grade W 2, initially limited to five years.Areas of responsibility:The research field of the future professorship includes the generation and physical characterisation of substances and substance systems with specific quality features; the focus will be on the determination of structure-property relationships. In addition to questions of quality and functionality, sustainability aspects should also be included in the research work. Further research focuses are the detection and elimination of quality defects and research on interfaces and emulsifiers. The professorship will be integrated into the planned English-language Master’s programme in Food Process and Product Engineering at the Artland Campus in Quakenbrück. In addition, the professorship will be able to participate in the teaching of the German-language degree programme in veterinary medicine in Hanover in the elective subjects.Requirements for employment:Completed university studies in the field of veterinary medicine, food technology, food science or related degrees, pedagogical aptitude and teaching experience, a doctorate, habilitation or equivalent scientific achievements.Experience with the successful acquisition of third-party funding as well as staff and economic management should be demonstrated.In addition, this position requires the willingness to develop a research focus and participate in relevant focus and co-operation programmes of the TiHo and the DIL.Applicants should show great motivation regarding technology transfer from research and development to regional industry.Other necessary skills include management knowledge, and leadership, communication and teamwork skills.Very good (i.e. negotiation-fluent) spoken and written English and German skills are absolutely necessary.
  2. The professor is expected to be highly flexible and willing to travel within the framework of international co-operation projects.Existing evidence of courses in university didactics and results of teaching evaluation should be submitted with the application.The further requirements for employment are regulated in § 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG).Knowledge of the following subject areas is also required:Physical properties of foodPhysicochemical relationships of dispersive systemsUnderstanding of the relationship between structure and function, and structural formation mechanismsMethods for characterising structure and functionality in LM systems and LM ingredients and the resulting physical propertiesRheology and rheometryHydrodynamics/Fluid mechanicsThermal analysisIdentification of microplasticsTensiometry and particle measurement technologyInterfacial phenomenaThe University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, is committed to increasing the number of female professors. Women are, therefore, expressly invited to apply (§ 21 Para. 3 NHG). Severely disabled applicants will be given special consideration in case of equal suitability.Applications from researchers from abroad are expressly encouraged.ContactApplications with the usual documents are requested in an electronic form in a file ( to the President of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, by10.06.2022.
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