W 3 Professorship in “Urban Water Management”

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institute for Water, Waste

deadline for submission:


start of recruitment :

as soon as possible

reference number:


applications to:


The faculty is looking for a person with a scientifically excellent track record, who investigates and teaches innovative topics in the field of urban water management and publishes results successfully with high national and international visibility. The scientific approach is expected to be process-based, systemic or procedural. A research focus on at least one of the following topics must be documented:


  • Elimination of nutrients, micropollutants, microplastic or antibiotic-resistant germs in waste water,
  • Resource recovery from wastewater such as energy or nutrients,
  • Drinking water production, treatment and distribution,
  • Numerical simulation of processes and material flows (e.g. sewerage, waste water treatment),
  • Transformation of the water infrastructure,
  • Drinking water and sewage systems in developing countries.


Experiences with application and implementation of third-party funded projects as well as the willingness to take the lead in coordinated research projects are required. Multi-disciplinary cooperations within the faculty and the University of Kassel shall be strengthened by this position.


The chair represents and teaches the full range of urban water management in the degree programs of environmental engineering and civil engineering and, if necessary, further fundamentals in environmental research.


In order to increase the practical relevance in teaching and in engineering research, additional practical experiences in the field of urban water management are a benefit.


For research and teaching, the Hydraulics Laboratory and Testing Facilities for Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, an analytical laboratory and a trial field at the sewage treatment plant Kassel are available in joint use with other departments.


Profile of qualification:

The participation in the academic administrative autonomy is a job-related task. The employment and performance requirements apply pursuant to §§ 61, 62 of the Higher Education Act of Hessen (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz). The professorship comprises an established post.


For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Matthias Gaßmann (E-Mail: gassmann[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, Tel.: 0561/804-3462).


The Universität Kassel is highly interested in its employee´s professional satisfaction. Therefore its Dual Career Service and its Family Welcome Service aim to promote the balance between partnerships, families and professional development. Among the strategic goals of the Universität Kassel is to considerably increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Therefore, applications from women are especially desired. Applicants with disabilities, who are equally qualified and suitable, will receive preference. Please send your application including CV, certificates, credentials, list of publications, 3 selected reprints, presentation of research strategy, list of courses taught, statement of teaching strategy. Applications can be sent, with reference number, in electronic form to the President of the Universität Kassel, 34109 Kassel or to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de. In the event of any differences between the German and English versions of this call for application, the German wording is legally binding.