[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Director and W3-Professor for Applied Computer Science and Automation at KIT

Tamim Asfour asfour at kit.edu
Thu Aug 21 03:27:17 PDT 2014


Director of the Institute for Applied Computer Science (IAI) 

combined with the

W3-Professorship for Applied Computer Science and Automation

at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), www.kit.edu  


The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the result of the merger of
the University of Karlsruhe and the Research Centre Karlsruhe. It is a
unique institution in Germany, which combines the mission of a university
with that of a national research centre of the Helmholtz Association. With
over 9.400 employees and more than 24.000 students KIT is one of the largest
research and education institutions worldwide.

In its Division “Mechanical and Electrical Engineering” KIT is seeking to
fill as soon as possible a position for a Director of the Institute for
Applied Computer Science (IAI) to act in the collegial leadership of the
institute, combined with the W3-Professorship for Applied Computer Science
and Automation at the KIT- Department of Mechanical Engineering.

As part of the research center of the Helmholtz Association, with its
approx. 120 employees the institute carries out research and development in
the field of innovative and application –oriented information, automation
and systems technologies as well as in the emerging discipline of energy

The successful candidate is a well-established person in science or industry
with outstanding achievements in essential fields of Applied Computer
Science and Automation. She/he is expected to have the capabilities for
managing a large institute and excellent teaching skills. The minimal
requirement is the postdoctoral qualification of “Habilitation” or
equivalent scientific achievements. The requirements for appointment
correspond to §47 of the Baden-Wuerttembergisches Landeshochschulgesetz

As director of IAI, the successful candidate is responsible for
contributions of the institute to research programmes of the
Helmholtz-Association. in particular to the programmes „Science and
Technology of Nanosystems“ and „BioInterfaces in Technology and Medicine“ as
well as „Supercomputing and Big Data“. Moreover an active participation in
the strategic development and shaping of new research fields as well as in
acquisition of third party funding is expected.

Essential assets are experience and trend setting contributions to the
engineering and automation of innovative processes e.g. in life sciences and
nano-technology as well as in high throughput image recognition and image
processing. The resulting insights shall be applied to stimulate innovations
in the fields of nano- and micro-technologies, life sciences, manufacturing
and production, optics and photonics, mechatronics, anthropomatics and

With respect to teaching, the successful candidate shall enrich the
mechanical engineering and mechatronics study programmes of the
KIT-Department of Mechanical Engineering with courses covering in
mechatronics, computer engineering, automation and control. These courses
can also be selected by students from other departments.

KIT is pursuing gender equality policy and encourages women to apply.
Furthermore, in case of equal qualification preference is given to
applicants with disabilities.

The application along with the curriculum vitae, presentation of scientific
and professional career, publication list including designation of the five
most important publications, teaching portfolio and teaching evaluation of
the last two years need to be sent electronically by 15.10.2014 to Karlsruhe
Institute of Technology (KIT), KIT-Dean of the KIT-Department of Mechanical
Engineering, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Fleischer, Kaiserstr. 12, 76131
Karlsruhe, E-Mail: dekanat at mach.kit.edu

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