The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 25.000 students. It has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is seeking a highly qualified individual for the following position:

W 1 Professorship (m/f/o) for “Automation and Sensorics in Networked Systems”

Closes: 16.12.2021
Date of Hire: as soon as possible
Reference: 34518

Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number in the subject line, via the online form. We have compiled further information for you in our FAQ.

In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form or via the e-mail box bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, stating the reference number.

In the case of postal applications, please submit only copies of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data protection regulations.

This is a full-time position and in accordance with the prerequisites § 64 (3) of the Higher Education Act of Hesse (HHG), it is first limited to six years, but tenured as W2 professorship upon positive evaluation.

The professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Program of the German Federal Government and the Federal States. This announcement is targeted to scientists in an early career stage yet showing already exceptional potential for scientific success and for the development of an innovative research agenda.

We seek a personality with thematic focus in research and teaching on at least one of the following topics:
• methods of information retrieval from multi sensor systems,
• prediction and state estimation in automation of networked processes,
• distributed control of complex systems,
• methods of AI in automated systems with applications, e.g., in energy systems, cyber-physical production 
  systems or processes at nano scale.

Given an interdisciplinary environment at University of Kassel, the candidate is expected to cooperate with groups working on system analytics and control, nano structure science and technology, or energy system design.
Teaching duties extend to the Bachelor and Master curricula in electrical engineering and mechatronics, in particular, with respect to courses on modeling and automation of dynamic processes as well as methods on data processing and estimation methods for networked systems.
The interest in and willingness to attract third-party funding from agencies such as the German research foundation (DFG) and as part of cooperative groups is expected. Contribution to academic self-administration to a reasonable extent is expected, too.

• Scientific excellence must be demonstrated by an outstanding dissertation, a significant record of peer-reviewed
  international publications – preferably in high-ranking journals – and by successful participations in research
• The potential to develop an innovative research program in the thematic area of the professorship should be
  demonstrated by the application material.
• Pedagogic aptitude and enthusiasm for academic teaching as well as the ability to teach in German and English
  language are required.
• Experience in attracting third-party funding and participation in research collaborations is a plus.

The employment and performance requirements apply pursuant to §§ 61, 64 (3) of the Higher Education Act of Hessen.

The department is aiming to increase the proportion of female professors and therefore encourages female researchers particularly to aplly.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Olaf Stursberg, phone: +49 561 804-6367, E-Mail: stursberg(at)uni-kassel[dot]de.

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The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions).

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