[robotics-worldwide] Faculty Position in Intelligent Autonomous Systems with TU Darmstadt

Oskar von Stryk stryk at sim.tu-darmstadt.de
Tue May 4 03:12:27 PDT 2010

         Professorship (W3) Intelligent Autonomous Systems
  Department of Computer Science, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
                            (Ref. No. 108)

The Department of Computer Science at Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
seeks applications from outstanding individuals for a faculty position
(full professorship/W3, tenure) in the field of intelligent autonomous systems 
and invites candidates having a demonstrated excellent research
record and expertise.

Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  * Learning methodologies in the areas of perception, motor skills
    and cognition,
  * Integrated methods for navigation, exploration and perception,
  * Bio-inspired robots and cognitive systems,
  * Cooperating robots and networked autonomous systems,
  * Human-robot interaction,
  * Software and hardware architectures.

Candidates must have the ability to develop a leading research program
with a focus on technology development and translation into concrete
applications of autonomous robots and cognitive technical systems (e.g.
service and assistance robots, humanoid robots, search and rescue robots).

Active contributions to the Research Training Group 1362 on cooperative,
adaptive and responsive monitoring in mixed mode environments, the proposed 
focal research area environmental monitoring by cooperative autonomous systems 
and the focal research area computational engineering are expected as well as 
openness to cooperation with further research areas of the
Department of Computer Science.

An enthusiasm for teaching is essential, and responsibilities will include
both core undergraduate as well as graduate-level courses related to the
Bachelor and Master programs in Computer Science, the new Master Program
in Autonomous Systems as well as the Bachelor and Master programs in
Computational Engineering. Teaching languages are German and English.

TU Darmstadt is an autonomous university centrally located in Europe with
diverse research excellence, interdisciplinary profile and distinguished focal 
research areas in engineering, information and communication sciences
and technologies. The Department of Computer Science is one of the key
departments of TU Darmstadt and continuously ranked in the top group
in nationwide rankings.

The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with
experience and qualification, following the German "W-Besoldung".
The regulations for employment are specified under §§ 61 and 62 HHG
(Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female 
faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply.

In case of equal qualifications severely disabled applicants will be given 

Applications mentioning Ref. No. 108 are to be sent to the Dean of the 
Department of Computer Science at Hochschulstr. 10, D-64289 Darmstadt,
Germany, dekanat_AT_informatik.tu-darmstadt.de, and should include the usual 
documents as letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and
teaching plan, research and teaching records.
The deadline for application is May 15, 2010.

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