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Professorship (W3) for Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems

Universität Potsdam / Hasso Plattner Institut / University of Potsdam / Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH. Potsdam, 21.06.2018

The Digital Engineering Faculty at the University of Potsdam hereby announces a joint professorship under the Jülich Model with the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH to be filled immediately:

W3-Professorship for Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems

The newly founded Digital Engineering Faculty intends to significantly expand its area of artificial intelligence and to develop a center of excellence in research and teaching on an international scale.
We are looking for candidates with a strong, internationally recognized research profile and a clear commitment to teaching. The new professor will actively participate in the degree programs of the Digital Engineering Faculty as well as in the work of the faculty’s Graduate School.
The professorship focusing on intelligent systems will emphasize the design and engineering of scalable intelligent systems, such as chatbots, expert systems, language processing systems, image and video recognitions systems, and multi-agent systems.
This professorship focuses on system-oriented and method-oriented research that is closely related to complex IT systems and applications in science, industry and society. Qualified candidates for the professorship have exceptional competence in research/development and outstanding practical experience. Successful experience in working with external partners and experience in pursuing and securing research projects with third parties are expected. In addition to the ability to successfully collaborate with industry and business, the applicants evidence effective teaching experience and the prerequisites as members of the teaching staff of the bachelor’s and master’s programs of the faculty.
For information contact Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich,
The joint professorship is being filled under the Jülich Model, with a teaching obligation of at least 8 hours per week at the University of Potsdam.
The following application requirements for professors must be documented in accordance with Section 41 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz, BbgHG): a completed university degree, pedagogical aptitude, and a special ability for scientific work, as is typically documented by a dissertation project; comprehensive competences in science management and additional scholarly achievements as evidenced by a Habilitation (post-doctoral dissertation), a junior professorship or work as a research associate at an institution of higher education or an extramural research institution, or scholarly activity in the private sector, or in a similar social field, whether in Germany or abroad. The appointment procedure is conducted in accordance with Section 40 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act.
The University strives for a balanced gender ratio at all levels. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. We expressly invite applications from international candidates.
The University of Potsdam supports newly appointed professors with its Dual Career Service and coaching support:
Please submit your application and relevant documentation (presentation of your research interests, CV, copies of academic certificates and credentials, list of publications, list of courses taught, list of projects funded externally) until July 31, 2018 via email (in a single PDF file) to

Bewerbungsschluss: 31.07.2018