[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Junior Professorship (W1) for Robot Learning - Deadline March 1, 2019

Wolfram Burgard burgard at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Mon Feb 18 09:55:07 PST 2019

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a

Junior Professorship (W1) for Robot Learning

in the research centre Intelligent Machine-Brain Interfacing Technology (IMBIT) to be filled as soon as possible. Fulltime position, Start-date: At the earliest possible date.  This is a grade W1-professorship.

This professorship is suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.

The professorship is intended to develop and apply machine learning methods for robotic systems. These methods should enable robotic systems to adapt to their environment even under changing conditions to better and more reliably fulfill the given tasks. The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of Robot Learning in research and teaching and to collaborate with the existing professorships at the Institute of Computer Science and the central research unit Intelligent Machine-Brain Interfacing Technology (IMBIT).

The following research topics are of special interest:

- Application of modern machine learning methods (deep learning) in the field of robotics, including perception, prediction and navigation.

- Development of supervised, unsupervised and semi supervised machine learning techniques and training such processes on basis of large datasets

- Development of unsupervised and self-supervised learning techniques by underlying different modalities.

Prerequisites for the employment are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

1. Curriculum vitae

2. Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications as well as references

3. Complete list of papers and talks with specification of the three most important publications

4. Teaching portfolio (the required form can be downloaded under https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.zuv.uni-2Dfreiburg.de_formulare_lehrkompetenzportfolio-2Dformblatt.doc&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=QsIClswjQyzKfIX40QcRfOOffUQRUldxudJ9Pj7Fg6w&s=bQgBIU3QgTiSI5gF1cpQ4hOsqk9mjpeTgFhujA9Ma8c&e=.)

Please make sure that an existing Google Scholar Profile is free from errors.

This position is a fixed term of four years. After a successful interim evaluation, it can be extended by two years. We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

Please send in a complete and convincing application with a print version of application form in English the above-mentioned supporting documents including the reference number 00000349, by date 01.03.2019 at the latest.

Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form: Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Freiburg, Georges-Koehler-Allee 101, 79110 Freiburg, Germany, Email: dekanat at tf.uni-freiburg.de(per Mail please in a single PDF document).

You will receive an electronic acknowledgement of receipt within one week.

For further information, please contact Dr. Rainer Giersiepen on the phone number +49 761 203-8085 or E-Mail rainer.giersiepen at sonne.uni-freiburg.de.

Further information regarding the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments.

General and legal remarks: Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - German General Equal Treatment Act).  Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification. The department offering the position is liable for the content of this job posting. Textual errors do not constitute a basis for any claims or rights. The relevant human resources department has sole responsibility for all legal transactions made within the context of the selection and hiring process. Please note that breaches in privacy and unauthorized access by third parties cannot be excluded in communication by unencrypted email.

Consider making the switch to the University of Freiburg: It is one of the most renowned and strongest research universities in Germany, with a history spanning more than 500 years. You'll engage in top-notch research and teaching with a unique spectrum of disciplines, perspectives, and people - right in the heart of one of Germany's most beautiful cities.

More information about the robotics-worldwide mailing list