[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Open position for full professorship at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University in Germany

Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar gerhard.kraetzschmar at h-brs.de
Fri Mar 23 01:41:32 PDT 2018

Dear Roboticists,

for those of you who have already acquired a PhD degree and feel ready 
for a research and teaching job at a university the following opening
of a full professorship may be of interest:

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU) is a highly dynamic 
university with a bustling international community and a strong research 
orientation. Located in the center of the livable Rhine area. 9000 young 
students from around 100 nations study in 33 different academic programs, 
several of which are taught in English.

The Computer Science Department at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, located at 
its Sankt Augustin campus, together with the Bonn-Aachen International 
Center for Information Technology (b-it) is seeking to fill a fully 
tenured position (W2) as

Professor of Computer Science

with specialization in

Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and Safety and Security of such systems.

The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

The Computer Science Department offers Bachelor and Master programs in 
Computer Science and Business Informatics as well as an international 
Master program in Autonomous Systems. Teaching activities are complemented 
with prosperous research and development activities, including significant 
third-party funding, amongst other and foremost in the areas autonomous 
systems, robotics, and the safety and security of such systems. Located in 
a dynamic, innovation-oriented science and technology region, the department 
offers excellent opportunities via this professorship to contribute the 
applicant's own interests and work to the research and teaching activities 
of the university.

We are seeking a person with comprehensive knowledge and experience, 
especially in one or more of the areas human-robot interaction, collaborative 
robotics, assisted living, robust autonomy, and safety and security of robots. 
Successful applicants are expected to represent these topics in teaching, 
research, and application-oriented development, to possess research experience 
and a good international network of contacts in these areas, proven by 
participation in national and international projects, subject-related work and 
cooperation on national and international level, talks at international 
conferences, and publications in highly-reputable journals.

The successful applicant is expected to take responsibility for the following 
− Teaching of basic and advanced courses in English and German in Bachelor
and Master programs of the Computer Science Department, especially 
Master-level courses in English in the field of robotics, autonomous systems 
and their safety and security.
− Contributing to the development and advancement of our study programs and 
innovative teaching methods and approaches, in particular in the area of 
robotics and autonomous systems.
− Planning and execution of application-oriented research and development 
projects, including participation in proposal writing for the acquisition 
of third-party funding.
− Supporting our international and interdisciplinary cooperation with companies 
and organisations as well as other departments, universities, and scientific 
− Actively collaborating and taking over functions in our academic self-government, 
e.g. functions in committees on the departmental or university level.

Required employment qualifications are regulated in § 36 of the University Law 
of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz NRW). In addition, the 
following qualifications are desirable: 
− Teaching experience at universities or comparable institutions, in particular 
experience in advising Bachelor- and Master-level students.
− Experience in the management of international research projects.
− Experience in the acquisition, setup and execution of internally- as well as 
externally-funded research and development projects.
− Willingness to take an active role in the further development of the university 
and its departments.

Pertinent industrial experience in the areas of interest is required. The position 
to be filled is endowed in the W2 group of BBesO W. Additional remuneration is 
subject to negotiation, e.g. as appointment bonus or based on special achievements. 
The position is suitable for job-sharing/part-time work.

BRSU advocates gender equality and actively seeks to increase the number of female 
employees, including professors. Applications by females are therefore especially 
welcome and will be preferably considered when equally qualified. Also, disabled 
applicants will be preferably considered when equally qualified. In case of 
questions our equal opportunity commissioner is available for advice; please contact 
her by phone +49 2241 865 268 or by email at gleichstellungsbeauftragte at h-brs.de

Inquiries about the professorship offered can be directed to the Dean of the Computer 
Science Department, Prof. Dr. Heiden (phone +49 2241 865 200) or to the Chair of the 
Appointment Committee, Prof. Dr. Kraetzschmar (phone +49 2241 865 293, 
email gerhard.kraetzschmar at brsu.de)

Please send us your comprehensive application document until April 3rd, 2018 via 
our online application form at the following link:


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Best regards, 
Gerhard Kraetzschmar
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar   Professor for Autonomous Systems

B-IT Bonn-Aachen International Center of Information Technology 

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International Master Program on Autonomous Systems 

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