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Junior Professorship (W1) with Tenure Track "Adaptive Light Projection"
Technische Universität Ilmenau
Technische Universität Ilmenau
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Junior Professorship (W1) with Tenure
Track „Adaptive Light Projection"
The Technische Universität Ilmenau, Department of Mechanical Engineering, invites applications
for a full-time, tenure-track position in „Adaptive Light Projection", to be filled from
The Technische Universität Ilmenau is characterised by a special expertise in the areas of
optical and lighting engineering which reaches back to its beginnings. The introduction of the
Junior Professorship shall broaden and strengthen these areas in research and education.
Within the Department of Mechanical Engineering the development of adaptive light projection
systems acts as a bridge function between the following groups: Optical engineering, Lighting
Engineering, Image Processing/Quality Assurance, Optomechatronics, Automotive Engineering
and Information Technology in Production and Logistics. Within the university there are
connections to the Media Technology group. We are looking for an internationally recognized
young researcher with excellent didactic skills. The successful candidate will be expected to
develop further an adaptive light projection which is based on models of digital projection systems
or adaptive high-beam headlights, and which is transferred to a variety of applications.
The topic covers adaptive street and indoor lighting (e. g. "Human Centric Lighting") as well as
external building illumination, projection based assistance and measurement systems, projectors
as luminaires, mobile laser/video projection, interactive virtual planning and visualisation
(e. g. for architectural lighting) up to studio and event applications.
We welcome applications from graduated scientists with research experience in one or more
of the following areas:
Imaging Science & Technology (e. g. Digital Light Processing)
Lighting Engineering / Illuminating Technology (e. g. photometry and colorimetry)
Optical equipment technology (e. g. micro-displays in data glasses, 2D- / 3D-measuring
Visual information and communication technology
In addition to excellent research, teaching of undergraduate and graduate level courses in
"optics of lighting systems" is expected. Essential requirements are pedagogical aptitude and
the willingness to make a significant contribution to the further development of the study
programmes. The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in academic
This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government
and the Federal States
(https://www.tenuretrack.de/en/the-tenure-track-programme/the-federal-government-lander-programme). The recruitment requirements and conditions of
§ 89 of the Thuringian Higher Education Act apply. The position is associated with a tenure
track appointment to a W3 professorship. Positive evaluation will directly lead to a W3
appointment. For the evaluation process and quality assurance criteria, see the following
The University holds the „Total E-Quality" certificate and intends to increase the representation
of women in research and teaching. It therefore welcomes qualified female scientists to apply.
Childcare facilities and relocation support are provided. Technische Universität Ilmenau is a
member of the Dual Career Network Thuringia and provides information about employers in the
Ilmenau-Erfurt-Jena region to support career wishes of the applicant's spouse.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Applications including curriculum vitae, academic certificates, publication list and selected reprints,
proof of teaching experience, a compilation of research projects as well as the research
and teaching concept must be sent to the Dean of the Department Mechanical Engineering,
Technische Universität Ilmenau, Postfach 10 05 65 in 98684 Ilmenau / Germany by 10.02.2020.
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