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Professorship (W3) in Applied Optics

Universität Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg 70569
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University of Stuttgart

Faculty of Engineering Design, Production Engineering and Automotive Engineering


Professorship (W3) in Applied Optics


Institute of Applied Optics I October 1st, 2018

The faculty seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate for the position of Director of the Institute of Applied Optics (Institut für Technische Optik). The applicant is expected to lead several research groups and to cover the entire field of applied optics in research and teaching with an emphasis on fundamentals and applications of engineering optics, optical measurement techniques and optical information processing which are to be taught in bachelor’s and master’s courses for engineers and physicists. We also expect active participation in the Master Programs „Medical Engineering“ and „Photonic Engineering“.


We are looking for a candidate with an international reputation who can address all topics of modern applied optics, high resolution measurement science, sensor fusion, computer-assisted imaging, digital optics as well as the manufacturing and characterization of technical, optical and biological surfaces in research and teaching. Familiarity with modern engineering optics, systems theory, image processing and simulation technology is expected.


A willingness to cooperate and contribute to the joint medical engineering initiative of the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen, the Stuttgart Research Centers of Photonic Engineering SCoPE, the "Produktionstechnische Zentrum Stuttgart" as well as with colleagues from the faculty and the university in general is expected.


Experience in industry and/or research in a leadership position and a background including innovative research and development projects is of advantage.


The requirements for employment listed in § 47 and § 50 Baden-Württemberg university law apply.

Applications including a CV and publication list as well as a list of current projects and copies of five selected publications are to be submitted in multiple PDF documents by the 9th of June, 2017 to Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. mult. Rainer Gadow, Dekan, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70569 Stuttgart,


The University of Stuttgart has established a Dual Career Program to offer assistance to partners of those moving to Stuttgart. For more information, please visit the website


The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

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