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Head of Institute and Professor for Polymer Engineering

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW

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Head of Institute and Professor for Polymer Engineering

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland includes nine schools with more than 12'000 students. The Institute of Polymer Engineering is looking for you to join the School of Engineering from 1st January 2019 or by agreement in Windisch, Switzerland:

Head of Institute and Professor for Polymer Engineering

Your tasks:

As Head of the Institute of Polymer Engineering, you are responsible for its research profile as well as its commercial success. You anticipate industry demand for research topics and technology development and strengthen the institute accordingly. For this purpose, you foster your professional network. You lead a team of professors, academic and technical staff. Furthermore, you are responsible for the polymer engineering profile in the mechanical engineering degree programme. As a professor, you teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in the field of polymer engineering. In addition, you acquire and direct your own research projects.

Your profile:

You hold a university degree in materials science, polymer engineering, mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering and have several years of experience in industrial research and technology develop ment. You are an expert in product and process innovation with a focus on high-performance polymers and composites in an industrial context. You can rely on your professional network in industry and academia in Switzerland and Europe for project acquisition. With your excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, characterized by entrepreneurial thinking and an effective academic leadership, you have the ability to motivate and lead an interdisciplinary team and to inspire students. Finally, you are able to lecture and communicate in German.

Your application Please submit your application before 30th April 2018 online via the following button to Alberto Tagliatti, HR officer. For further information please contact Prof. Rainer Schnaidt, Head of Transfer at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences & Arts, P +41 56 202 78 81. Email: rainer.schnaidt@fhnw.ch