Junior Professorship (W1) in Smart Materials for Human-Computer Interaction
Technische Universität Dresden
The Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Acoustics and Speech Communication
for the Cluster of Excellence “Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop” (CeTI),
seeks to fill the
Junior Professorship (W1)
in Smart Materials for Human-Computer Interaction
at the earliest possible date, for a limited four-year contract. If the interim evaluation is positive, the employment
contract will be extended to a total of six years.
Evaluation criteria mutually agreed upon when the position is accepted will form the basis of the evaluation procedures.
Essential elements of the evaluation will be the scientific success in the form of subject-relevant and highquality
publications, successful acquisition of third-party research funds as well as related project management,
promotion of young scientists as well as the development of innovative teaching contents for the field of “Smart
Materials for Human-Computer Interaction” with positively evaluated teaching performances.
Research at CeTI aims at achieving significant breakthroughs for enhancing collaborations between humans and
machines in real, virtual, and remote environments. The advertised Junior Professorship should bridge the gap
and establish new links between material science and human-computer interaction (HCI). Special emphasis can
be placed on advanced materials for novel user interfaces, shape-adaptive interactive systems, organic user interfaces,
or morphing materials for HCI. The field is highly interdisciplinary and crucial for enhancing human-machine
You will cooperate with scientists from the CeTI, the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as
the Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering and contribute to co-ordinated third-party research projects.
We expect your commitment to engage in the study programs of both faculties and to perform teaching tasks.
Your teaching tasks will initially comprise four academic hours per week. Your duties include active participation
in academic self-administration. You should have a clear interest and some experience in researching at the
interface between material science and HCI. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of
§ 63 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG). For
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