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University Professorship (W2) Multi-Sensor Systems

German Aerospace Center (DLR) / University of Rostock. Rostock, 15.11.2016

Start your mission with DLR.

The German Aerospace Center DLR has a dual mandate as the national research centre for aeronautics and space, and as the space agency of the German federal government. Approximately 8000 people work for DLR on a uniquely diverse range of topics spanning the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security research. They collaborate on projects extending from fundamental research to the development of the innovative applications and products of the future. If the idea of joining a top-class team of researchers working in a supportive, inspirational environment appeals to you, then why not launch your mission with us?

Universtät Rostock and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) offer a

W2 University Professorship

Multi-Sensor Systems

Your mission:
The following position is available at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) as part of a joint hiring process with the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Rostock:

Head of the Department of Nautical Systems of DLR‘s Institute of Communications and Navigation combined with the W2-Professorship for Multi-Sensor Systems at the University of Rostock

Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of navigation systems and algorithms, ideally combined with some experience in the conception of such systems. He or she has published
papers, which have found international recognition, in preferably several of the following areas:

  • Sensor fusion and Bayesian estimation techniques
  • Satellite navigation
  • Reliable estimation of position and attitude – "augmentation systems"
  • Inertial navigation
  • Scanning procedures such as radar, sonar or lidar
  • Applications in a nautical environment

The Department of Nautical Systems is based in Neustrelitz and has around fifteen members of staff. Looking ahead the department will be represented at a location DLR plans to set up near the University of Rostock, the Warnemünde Nautical Institute and the Research Port of Rostock.
For information regarding the appointment please contact:

Prof. Tobias Weber
Head of the Appointments Committee
Telephone: +49 381 498-7310

Prof. Christoph Günther
Director of the Inst. of Commun. and Navigation
Telephone: +49 8153 282811

The applicant will be hired by the DLR as Head of the Department of Nautical Systems. The DLR employment contract will be subject to private law. At the same time the applicant will be appointed W2-Professor for Multi-Sensor Systems at the University of Rostock‘s Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering based on the Thüringer Modell (Thuringian model), § 59 Para. 7 LHG M-V. The appointment is initially for a fixed duration of five years with the possibility of permanent employment after favorable evaluation.

Being employed by the DLR includes the obligation to give two units of lectures per week at the University of Rostock during the course of each semester.
Teaching skills and achievements as well as proficiency in scientific and academic organizational matters will be taken into account. For this reason we ask applicants to outline their teaching performance together with their motivation as regards future teaching assignments, and describe their past experience in scientific management. Applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate active involvement and practical experience in the acquisition of third-party funding.

DLR and the University of Rostock share a common goal of increasing the number of female scientists and strongly encourage suitably qualified women to apply for this position with regard to § 4 Para. 3 Gleichstellungsgesetz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania Law on Equal Opportunities). Severely handicapped applicants will be given preference over non-handicapped counterparts if their suitability, skills and qualifications are otherwise equivalent.

Applications together with the standard documentation (CV, a statement regarding past scientific and vocational career development, a list of publications, a record of previous teaching activities, potential additional qualifications regarding university lecturing and details of prior activities regarding acquisition of third-party funding as well as a description of future research intentions) should be submitted in duplicate by December 16th, 2016


University of Rostock
Dean of the Faculty for Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Albert-Einstein-Straße 2
D-18059 Rostock

Your qualifications:
Candidates must meet the requirements of § 58 Abs. 1 of the Landeshochschulgesetz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LHG M-V - Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania State Law regulating Universities). They must therefore have a university degree complete with doctoral thesis, teaching abilities, a habilitation or comparable level of scientific proficiency usually gained during a Junior Professorship or whilst working outside a University. In addition candidates are expected to be capable of managing a team of about fifteen members of staff.

Your benefits:
Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. We are striving to increase the proportion of female employees and therefore particularly welcome applications from women. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Please find further information on this vacancy and details regarding the application procedure, at

Bewerbungsschluss: 16.12.2016