[robotics-worldwide] Professor position in Space Robotics

Schilling, Klaus k_schi at t-online.de
Sat May 5 22:59:52 PDT 2007

The Institute for Computer Science of the Julius–Maximilians–University
Wuerzburg plans to fill a tenure track position from September 2007 in
the area

              Spacecraft Control and System Design
                   Associate Professor (W2)

Classes are to be offered to international students in English language
for the interdisciplinary graduate program „SpaceMaster“, which is
supported by the European program of excellence  „Erasmus Mundus“ with
scholarships since 2005. SpaceMaster is run jointly by 6 European
Universities (cf.  www.spacemaster.uni-wuerzburg.de). Typical topics in
teaching concern Space Dynamics, Advanced Automation Systems, Team
Design Project, Spacecraft System Design, CanSat Design Practical, but
also control engineering classes in the Master program „Computer
Science“. Also contributions to other graduate and PhD programs will be

University Wuerzburg is among the leading German research universities,
having been home of 13 Nobel price winners. It is located in a scenic
wine growing area around the river Main. Its baroque residence building
is listed as one of the UNESCO world inheritage sites. Space related
research activities focus on small satellite systems, planetary rovers,
tele-operations and autonomous control aspects. Our personal contributed
to the interplanetary missions Huygens and Rosetta; our institute’s
pico-satellite UWE-1 is in orbit since 2005, performing experiments
related to IP-in-space, miniaturization and tele-operation networks. A
well established robotics integration facility and test range is
associated to the institute (for further details cf.

We are looking for a person with experience in information processing
for space applications, and with internationally well recognized
research background in areas, such as
   • Attitude control systems for spacecrafts,
   • Astrodynamics,
   • On-board data handling for spacecraft  (hard- and software),
   • Ground control stations and tele-operation systems for satellites,
offering good synergies for research cooperations to various areas of
computer science, as well as to science and engineering.

Prerequisites are university education at PhD level, pedagogical skills,
research reputation. At the appointment, the age must be below 52
(exceptions in urgent cases are possible according to Art. 12 Abs. 3 S.
2 BayHSchLG). The University wants to increase the proportion of woman
researchers and therefore wants to encourage in particular woman
candidates to apply. Handicapped applicants will receive preference at
equal level of qualification. Applications (including curriculum vitae,
copies of the certificates, list of publications, list of courses
offered so far and professional activities in the areas of spacecraft
systems) should be sent until 31.5.2007 to the following address:

Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
University Wuerzburg
Am Hubland
D-97074 Wuerzburg
e-mail   dekan at mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de
and a copy to    schi at informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de

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