Research Alliance Ruhr, the Research Center Trustworthy Data Science and Security (RC Trust)
The Ruhr area, one of Europe‘s largest metropolitan regions, offers
attractive career opportunities for excellent scientists and scholars
from around the world. In 2021, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund
University and the University of Duisburg-Essen established
the Research Alliance Ruhr to bundle their cutting-edge international
research on the most urgent challenges facing humankind.
There will be four research centers and a college. This is just the
latest chapter in our long-standing collaboration as the University
Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr), a community of 14,000 researchers and
120,000 students in the heart of Germany.
As part of the Research Alliance Ruhr, the Research Center Trustworthy
Data Science and Security (RC Trust) is seeking to fill the following
position at the Department of Computer Science of TU Dortmund
University as soon as possible:
Professorship (W3) for Trustworthy
The person selected to hold the new professorship for Trustworthy
Data Science will specialize in research and teaching in the field of
trustworthy algorithms and theory for the next-generation of machine
learning and artificial intelligence. The teaching load is reduced
to four weekly hours per semester. The successful candidate
is expected to contribute to English-taught courses in computer
science or data science.
We are seeking an outstanding individual and established scientist
holding an excellent PhD with continuous publication activities in
highly ranked international venues in the recent years. These should
be in at least one of the following areas.
Explainable Machine Learning
Fairness and Transparency
Visual Data Analytics
Adversarials and Robustn
Applicants should complement the research activities of the RC Trust
and the Department of Computer Science and need to be willing to
contribute to interdisciplinary collaborative research projects and
collaborations within and outside the RC Trust and the Research
Alliance Ruhr universities. Applications of trustworthy data science
include but are not limited to life sciences, social sciences, health,
autonomous systems, logistics or engineering.
A high visibility and successful experience in self-acquirement of
third-party funding projects are mandatory. Strong social and leadership
skills and willingness to participate in academic self-administration
complete your profile.
In addition, the recruitment criteria of Sections 36 and 37 of the
North Rhine-Westphalia Higher Education Act (Gesetz über die
Hochschulen des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, HG NRW) apply.
The professorship will be part of the newly established Research
Center Trustworthy Data Science and Security. The Center will enable
research that connects psychology, computer science, statistics
and cyber security in order to empower humans to understand,
control and verify artificial intelligence technology as well as modern
machine learning in (semi-)automated decision making.
The Research Center is linked to all three member universities of the
University Alliance Ruhr. We offer you an excellent scientific environment
and attractive opportunities for collaboration with renowned
international, national, and regional partners. The professorship
advertised here will be closely associated with the departments of
computer science and statistics as well as the Dortmund Data Science
Center (DoDSc) at TU Dortmund University.
These institutions enjoy an excellent international reputation in the
fields of basic and applied machine learning research. These core issues
have been consolidated in numerous interdisciplinary research
collaborations among more than 30 data science professors. All
involved departments have a strong track record of acquiring major
extramural support for collaborative research funds in the area of
data science and machine learning (SFB 823: Statistical modelling
of nonlinear dynamic processes, SFB 876: Providing Information by
Resource-Constrained Data Analysis, Competence Center Machine
Learning Rhine-Ruhr (ML2R)).
RESEARCH ALLIANCE RUHR
The Research Alliance Ruhr is a joint
undertaking of the three major
universities in the Ruhr area and was
initiated by the Ruhr Conference. The
four research centers will focus on
„One Health,“ „Chemical Sciences and
Sustainability,“ „Trustworthy Data Science
and Security,“ and „Future Energy
Materials and Systems.” In addition,
the Research Alliance Ruhr is establishing
a „College for Social Sciences and
The Research Alliance Ruhr will appoint
up to 50 research professors in the
next few years and also offer numerous
positions for research assistants.
Join us now to create innovations for
the world of tomorrow in Europe‘s
densest university landscape, where
you can find a wide range of scientific
and industrial partners right on the
OUR WELCOME SERVICES
Our Welcome Services are happy to
assist especially international applicants
and their families with relocating
to the Ruhr area, an up-and-coming
metropolitan region. We can advise you
on housing in urban or more rural areas
and help you find childcare if needed.
Our Dual Career Service can help your
partner with their own professional
development in the region if requested.
The UA Ruhr promotes diversity and
equal opportunities. We strive to
significantly increase the percentage of
women in research and teaching and
therefore welcome applications from
female academics. We give preference
to severely disabled applicants if their
qualifications meet the requirements.
Further information about the Research
Center Trustworthy Data Science can be
There you will also find the advertisements
for other open professorships of
the RC Trust.