The Institute of Computer Engineering (ZITI) at Heidelberg University
invites applications for a tenured
FULL PROFESSORSHIP (W3) IN
at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science with specialization in
and Human Robot Interaction. This is a W3 position for
experienced scientists, however, young scientists with a strong trackrecord
after the doctorate are also encouraged to apply. They will obtain
a tenure-track professorship (W1) which converts into the W3 professorship
after a positive evaluation. The tenure-track professorship lasts up
to six years. The exact tenure-track regulations at Heidelberg University
are available at: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/tenure-track.
This professorship will be part of the research focus "Robotics, Biomechanics
& Medical Technology", which comprises the development of
novel methods and devices for research on human biomechanics as well
as simulation and design of assistive technology in robotics and medical
We are seeking candidates with a proven research record in the areas
of Biomechanics, Robotics for Rehabilitation or Augmentation. This
includes the areas of expertise in biomechanical principles, ergonomics
and advanced simulation of human physiology, as well as design and
control of robotic systems for human assistance for both clinical and
industrial scenarios. Applicants should provide inspiration and leadership
in research and teaching by actively contributing to some of the
biosignal acquisition and motion analysis
advanced biomechanical modeling
haptics and human machine interfaces
virtual reality environments
rehabilitation robotics and medical devices
powered prosthetics and exoskeletons
Apart from the collaboration within the core competence of "Robotics,
Biomechanics & Medical Technology" multiple interdepartmental laboratories
for robotics, rapid prototyping and human motion analysis are
available, and further ties with ZITI can be established with microelectronics,
computer architecture and parallel computing. Further complementary
research opportunities include the European Institute for Neuromorphic
Computing (EINC), the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific
Computing (IWR) and the Heidelberg University Hospital with specific
focus on Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury.
In teaching, contributions to the Master program "Computer Engineering"
as well as the Bachelor program "Applied Computer Science" are
expected, in particular system theory and robotics.
Prerequisites for the application are a university degree and a doctorate
in a related scientific field. For the direct application to the W3 position
additionally a Habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship
or equivalent qualification is required (in accordance with Article 47,
paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of the State of Baden-Württemberg).
Candidates for the tenure-track professorship (W1) should generally
not have spent more than six years of employment as a doctoral and
postdoctoral researcher (Article 51 of the Higher Education Law of the
State of Baden-Württemberg).
Heidelberg University intends to increase the number of women in those
areas where they are underrepresented; qualified female candidates are
therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. Disabled candidates with equal
qualifications will be given preference. Information on the collection of
personal data in accordance with Art. 13 DS-GVO can be found on our
homepage at https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/datenschutz_personal.
Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications,
research and teaching statements) should be submitted in English
exclusively electronically as a single PDF-document until 31.10.2020 addressed to:
Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik, Universität Heidelberg,
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205, Mathematikon, D-69120 Heidelberg,
Germany (email: email@example.com).