Within the Light Weight Design LWD group at the Institute of Mechanical Systems IMES, you will continue to expand our activities in applied research and teaching, helping to shape the highly resilient and sustainable lightweight structures of tomorrow.
Lecturer in Structural Mechanics/Lightweight Design 100%
School of Engineering
April 2024 or as per agreement
- Design and implementation of courses in the basic and advanced modules of engineering mechanics at bachelor level and involvement in the further development of the curricula
- Independent acquisition, processing and management of R&D projects including responsibility for results
- Expansion and further development of the competencies in the LWD group within the framework of the IMES strategy
- Active participation in the management of the LWD Group as a member of the management team
- University degree in engineering or natural sciences (TH, TU, ETH) with a focus on structural mechanics (statics, strength of materials, kinematics/kinetics, numerical methods, lightweight structures or similar)
- Doctorate, preferably with reference to structural mechanics
- Several years of experience in industry with successful work on structural mechanics issues, e.g. in the automotive, railway vehicle or aerospace industry or generally in the design of highly loaded, highly dynamic or safety-relevant structures
- Experience and pleasure in the successful and independent acquisition of larger and complex, also interdisciplinary research projects as well as their technical and commercial management
- Existence of an active network in the Swiss industry
- Mastery of the German language at such a level that lectures can be held in German
This is what we stand for
Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 14'000 students and 3'400 faculty and staff.
The IMES deals with highly loaded structures in three main areas, the main area LWD especially with the structural mechanics of aircraft and railway vehicles as well as highly dynamic loaded structures. The core competencies are the development of weight-optimised structures using numerical methods such as FEM and FSI, explicit FEM simulation with various hydrocodes, multi-physical optimisation as well as design and prototype construction.
What you can expect
We offer working conditions and terms of employment commensurate with higher education institutions and actively promote personal development for staff in leadership and non-leadership positions. A detailed description of advantages and benefits can be found at Working at the ZHAW. The main points are listed below:
Head of focus group LWD