[robotics-worldwide] Aerospace Tele-Robotics Professor Position (tenured)

Schilling,Klaus k_schi at t-online.de
Tue Feb 17 00:50:44 PST 2009

At the Institute for Computer Science of the Julius-Maximilians-
University Wuerzburg the following Telematics (= telecommunications + 
automation + informatics) or Tele-Robotics position is available from
1. April  2009 (application deadline 15. April 2009):

W2-Professor on „Telematics“ or "Tele-Robotics" (tenure track)
We search for this associate professor position a well recognized
researcher with aerospace background. The research emphasis should be in
areas like
• telemetry and telecommand, telematic methods and hardware,
• advanced telecommunication systems, fault-tolerant and self-organizing
• supervisory control, remote control,
• ground control operations, telecommunication hardware, quality of
    service / experience
Interdisciplinary cooperations between Computer Science, Physics and
Engineering should be supported. Emphasis in teaching will concern
lectures on telematics, aerospace systems, remote control systems,
laboratories and hardware practicals in these fields.
This position will be affiliated with chair Informatics VII: robotics 
and telematics. Excellent infrastructure for research is available and 
advantage can be taken from the "center for telematics" in Würzburg.

For this position the lectures will be related to the program
„Aerospace informatics” (Bachelor) 
(http://www.luft-und-raumfahrt.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de), the 
international „SpaceMaster“ (Master) (www.spacemaster.uni-wuerzburg.de) 
and SpaceMathematics (Master), as well as to Computer Sciences. The 
classes can be offered in English language. An active support and 
cooperation in planned and existing graduate programs is expected.

Prerequisites are pedagogical skills, completed university studies, PhD,
and Habilitation or similar level research results (achieved as junior
professor or at positions outside academia). At appointment the age of
52 years should not be completed (exceptions in urgent cases are
possible according to Art. 10 Abs. 3 Satz 2 BayHSchPG). The university
wants to increase the percentage of female faculty and encourages
applications of women. Disabled persons will be prefered at equal skill

Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates, list of publications, copies of 3 selected publications,
list of lectures offered so far and professional activities in the
aerospace sector) are to be sent until  15. April 2009 to

Dean of the Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Sciences,
University Wuerzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Wuerzburg, Germany,
e-mail   dekan at mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de

Profile Julius-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg  (JMUW)
The university was first founded in 1402, enrolls today more than 20000
students in 12 faculties and hosts well known research institutions. 13
Nobel prize winners worked there, among them Wilhelm Röntgen, the
discoverer of the X-rays.

Würzburg, located near the centre of Germany, offers a wide range for
recreation and leisure activities together with theaters, open-air
concerts, and wine festivals. Located at the shores of the river Main,
vineyards, castles, mediaval cities and baroque residences (the bishop’s
residence is on the list of the UNESCO world inheritage) are
characteristic for the region.

The „Center for Telematics“ is an independent research institute 
combining advanced methods from telecommunications, automation and 
informatics to provide services at remote locations. In close 
cooperation with the University of Wuerzburg activities related to space 
applications, health care and traffic control are performed.

In this context the first German picosatellite UWE-1 (University 
Würzburg’s Experimental satellite, mass 1 kg, launched 2005) and UWE-2 
(tobe launched 2009) were realized. UWE-1 successfully investigated the 
use of Internet Protocols in space, and in particular analyzed 
optimization and adaptation of crucial parameters in IP protocols to 
specific space environment conditions (e.g. delays due to large 
distances, higher noise level effects). On behalf of European Space 
Agency ESA, the Center for Telematics analyses the data flow in combined 
networks of satellites and ground control stations. Industrial contracts 
address capabilities of mobile ad-hoc networks of small satellites for 
robust, low-cost telecommunication purposes.

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