Full Professor for Logistics and Production Engineering 60-100% Berner Fachhochschule Switzerland

The Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) is an application-oriented university. The 30 bachelor's degree courses, 22 master's courses, and numerous continuing education programmes combine to give BUAS a remarkable profile.


Practically-oriented, interdisciplinary and internationally connected, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the BUAS provides customized services in education and training, applied research and development as well as knowledge transfer for private companies and public organizations. We aim to inspire personalities and we maintain a strong focus on responsibility and sustainability.


As of 1st August, 2018, or by arrangement, the Bern University of Applied Sciences is seeking to appoint a new faculty member:


Full Professor for Logistics and Production Engineering 60-100%

Your tasks
As a professor, you will be responsible for such lectures as production systems, logistics, ERP-software as well as introductory courses on engineering on the Bachelor- and Masters levels as well as in further education. Furthermore, you support the development and realization of a modern Industry Lab at the Bern University of Applied Sciences and is responsible for the supervision of interdisciplinary student project works. In addition, you have to acquire and execute practice-oriented research and development projects with partners in industry or other funding bodies. Finally, as a professor for Logistics, you should contribute to the strategic development of the teaching and research activities about Digitalization and Industry 4.0 at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, in particular for the new study program in Industrial Engineering and Management Science.


Your profile
We are seeking an individual preferably with a doctoral degree or an equivalent track record and a completed course of study in the fields of industrial engineering, logistics, mechanical or electrical engineering, informatics, or comparable. You are required to have expertise in at least one of the following topics: Supply chain management and operations management, MES/ERP systems in the context of production planning and control, factory planning, industrial engineering, intralogistics, manufacturing and production technology, or Industry 4.0. In addition, you should have experience in applied research as well as practical applications in industry. Lastly passion for teaching and didactic competences in English and German as well as distinct interpersonal skills are required.


We offer
We offer interesting and diverse activities in a highly motivated team in an exciting professional environment for teaching and research. The BUAS is situated at an attractive location in Biel and a brand new campus building starting in 2022. The professor for Logistics will have an active and research-intense technological environment available. Furthermore, he/she will enjoy freedom to pursue own research. The BUAS also offers attractive educational opportunities and a beneficial work-life-balance. Applications from women are especially welcomed.


We look forward to receiving your complete application documents (a letter of application, CV, one document containing, sample of publications and/or current research, evidence of teaching experience and ability) until 28th February 2018. Using the "Apply online" link at the end of this advert. Please note we only accept online applications.


Questions answered by Prof. Dr. Stefan N. Groesser, Dean of the Study Program in Industrial Engineering and Management Science, stefan.groesser@bfh.ch or Phone: +41 32 321 62 75.

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