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W3-Professur für Embedded Systems

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a Full Professorship (W 3) for Embedded Systems in the Department of Computer Science. | term for filing application: 15.04.2020
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The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W 3) for Embedded Systems
in the Department of Computer Science.
Fulltime position, Start-date: At the earliest possible date.

This professorship is also particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.


The successful candidate shall cover the field of Embedded Systems in research and teaching and fulfil a bridging function between the Departments of the Faculty of Engineering: Computer Science, Microsystems Engineering and Sustainable Systems Engineering.

We expect outstanding competence and experience in the area of embedded systems. This entails both algorithmic conceptual design as well as practical applications. Further desirable is an expertise in the areas of data analysis and/or safety/security of embedded systems. Possible application areas are:

  • Automotive Systems
  • Industrial automation (“Industry 4.0”)
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Home Devices
  • Wearable Computing

The ability and willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation with existing professorships of the Faculty of Engineering and the integration of present competences is expected.


Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected.


The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae, certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
  • Complete list of papers and invited lectures, specifying the 5 most important publications; an existing Google Scholar Profile should be free from mistakes
  • Research profile and research statement about the planned scientific work
  • Record of lectures given so far and teaching statement
  • Record of projects acquired; the respective funding amount attributed to the own group/ own person should be apparent, respectively
We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

Please send your application in English including the above-mentioned supporting documents and the application form citing the reference number 00000954, by 15.04.2020 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
e-mail: dekanat@tf.uni-freiburg.de

(via e-mail in a single PDF-file) You will receive an electronic acknowledgement of receipt within one week.
For further information, please contact Herrn Dr. Rainer Giersiepen on the phone number +49 761 203-8085 or E-Mail rainer.giersiepen@sonne.uni-freiburg.de. Further information on 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.
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