[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Professor (W3) of Complex Systems in Automation and Robotics at KIT

Tamim Asfour asfour at kit.edu
Thu Jul 31 00:42:32 PDT 2014


Professor (W3) of Complex Systems in Automation and Robotics

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 with the Research Centre Karlsruhe with more
than 9400 employees and over 24000 students. 

The Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics within the Division 2 -
Informatics, Economics, and Society - of KIT is seeking to fill, as soon as
possible, the position of 

  *** Professor (W3) of Complex Systems in Automation and Robotics ***

The successful candidate will act in the collegial leadership of the

The successful candidate is expected to be a highly qualified and
internationally well-established person with multiple years of experience in
leading funded research projects in higher education or industry playing a
prominent role in the fields of robotics, anthropomatics as well as
intelligent automation. The minimum requirement is the postdoctoral
qualification of “Habilitation” or equivalent scientific achievements. 

The research focuses of the successful candidate are expected to include
both algorithmic and systems-theoretical fundamentals of robotics, and their
applications. Envisioned application fields include the core domains of
industrial robotics, medical robotics, and service robotics as well as
intelligent automation and bionic systems. An active participation in the
ongoing DFG-funded collaborative research center on Cognition-Guided Surgery
(SFB/TR 125) is envisaged. 

In teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to
shaping the successful education of students of computer science, mechanical
engineering, as well as electrical engineering and information technology.
Potential teaching topics are real-time systems, robotics in medicine,
programming of industrial robots, and control systems for robots and machine
tools. In addition, an adequate participation in undergraduate teaching in
computer science, engineering and natural sciences is expected. 

The successful candidate will be expected to advance KIT's reputation on
industrial collaboration by engaging with national and international
industrial partners on advanced technological innovations in the field of
robotics and automation. 

Further, the successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the
administrative activities of the Faculty of Informatics in Division 2 of
KIT, and contribute to the KIT Center Information, Systems, Technologies as
well as to the KIT research activities within the Helmholtz Association,
especially in the field of robotics and its applications in life sciences
and laboratory automation. 

The requirements for appointment corresponds to § 47 of the
baden-wuerttembergisches Landeshochschulgesetz (LHG). 

KIT is pursuing a 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 relevant documents (curriculum vitae,
evidence of diplomas, description of research and academic career) and a
publication list as well as a written statement on research and teaching
need to be sent by September 21, 2014 to the Karlsruhe Institute of
Technology, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, Am Fasanengarten 5, 76131
Karlsruhe, Germany, Email: dekanat at informatik.kit.edu 

Tamim Asfour, Prof. Dr.-Ing. 

High Performance Humanoid Technologies (H2T)
Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR) 
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Adenauerring 2, Geb. 50.20, Room 017 
D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 721 608 47379

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