Tenure-Track Professorship for Machine Learning and Robotics (W1)

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) Campus Süd
Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg 76137
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, more than 9,000 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.

In Division II - Informatics, Economics, and Society, Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR), KIT Department of Informatics we are looking for a

Tenure-Track Professorship for Machine Learning and Robotics (W1)

starting as soon as possible.

Research area of the professorship are machine learning methods for robotics.

Possible research topics include efficient learning of intelligent robot skills from a small amount of possibly weakly annotated datasets and examples, learning intuitive and safe robot behavior, explainability of decisions, and new machine learning paradigms for real-world applications in robotic systems.

The professorship contributes to an appropriate extent to the teaching of the KIT Department of Informatics both for the German-language mandatory courses as well as in the elective area. This requires the willingness to learn the German language if necessary. The professorship is associated with a teaching obligation of 4 hours before and 6 hours after the successful evaluation. You will actively shape your research at KIT and your own further development and will independently supervise doctoral candidates and students. In doing so, you will combine a cooperative working method with strong communication skills.

A university degree, pedagogical aptitude and special aptitude for scientific work are required as well as an excellent dissertation. At the time of the call for applications, the PhD should not have been completed more than four years ago. It�s advantageous, if you have experience in teaching and in the acquisition of third-party funds. Prerequisites are the successful acquisition of an externally evaluated junior research group. Employment conditions as outlined in � 51 LHG (Act of Baden-Württemberg on Universities and Colleges) in conjunction with � 20 KITG (KIT-Act) in the version applicable until the legal validity of the 2. KIT-Weiterentwicklungsgesetz (2nd KIT Further Development Act) shall apply as well as the Quality Assurance Concept for Junior Professorships and Tenure-Track Professorships at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), which is also followed by the evaluation procedure and the general evaluation criteria. For a plannable scientific career development, an accompanying procedure is offered at KIT.

Employment will initially be for a period of six years as a temporary civil servant or as an employee. An interim evaluation is carried out in the fourth year of service. If the final tenure evaluation is positive, the successful candidate will be promoted to the rank of tenured full professorship (W3).

KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

The KIT is certified as a family-friendly university and offers part-time employment, leaves of absence, a Dual Career Service and coaching to actively promote work-life-balance.

Please apply until 26.09.2021 using the vacancy number 2110/2021 and the reference number 6. Applications in English language with the required documents (curriculum vitae, degree certificates as well as a list of publications) and a perspective paper (maximum of three pages) should be sent - preferably summarized in a single PDF file and by e-mail – to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Dean's Office of the KIT Department of Informatics, Division 2, Am Fasanengarten 5, D-76131 Karlsruhe, dekanat@informatik.kit.edu.

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Tenure-Track Professorship for Machine Learning and Robotics (W1)

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) Campus Süd
Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg 76137

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