Discovering new things, driving projects forward and taking responsibility: at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS), we count on employees who do just that. Together with our 150 or so professors, we seek new solutions, approaches and answers to the many and varied challenges of our time. In doing so, we aim to make H-BRS even better – and with it the 10,000 students from over 100 countries in 38 study programmes that make up our university. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

There is a professorship (W2) in

 Computer Science, with specialisation in Autonomous Systems

in the Computer Science department at the Sankt Augustin campus available from 1. March 2023.

The contract is permanent.

Your responsibilities:
You will

  • provide courses in the the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Computer Science, Business Informatics and especially in the international Master's programme in "Autonomous Systems" of the department in German and English
  • carry out research and development projects, source and manage third-party-funded projects and participate in knowledge transfer
  • support domestic, international and interdisciplinary collaboration with academic, business and societal institutions
  • actively engage in the university’s system of academic autonomy
  • contribute to implementing the University Development Plan, in particular with regard to sustainability targets
  • participate in the establishment and development of study programms, primarily in the area of Autonomous Systems
  • participate in technology transfer with national and international organizations and companies

    What we expect:
    You must

    • meet the employment requirements set out in Section 36 of the Nordrhein-Westfalen Hochschulgesetz
    • be prepared and able to provide courses in German and English
    • be willing to help establish and develop our study programmes and assist in introducing innovative digital teaching formats on an ongoing basis
    • be willing to take gender, diversity and sustainability into account as quality criteria in the areas of teaching, research and knowledge transfer
    • have a scientific qualification in a research area contributing to the intelligence required for robot autonomy in dynamic environments shared with humans demonstrated through relevant publications in leading international journals and refereed conference proceedings. Example research foci include: Human-Robot-Collaboration, Robot Control, Perception, Learning, Adaptation, and Planning in dynamic and unstructured environments, and Robot Control Architectures
    • have proven experience in the development of robot prototypes and execution of demonstrators in one or more of the following application domains: Agile Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, Logistics, Inspection and Maintenance, Healthcare and Domestic Service Robots
    • have experience in research collaborations with international partners
    In addition, experience teaching at a university or comparable institution, experience developing new teaching concepts and content, and experience supervising bachelor’s and master’s students is desirable. Previous experience acquiring third-party funding for research and development projects and a good network within the German and international research community is an advantage. 
    Experience in the (co-)supervision of PhD theses is an advantage.

    What we offer:

    As an employer, we

    • offer an exciting role at W2 pay level (according to LBesG) and responsibility for attractive research and development projects
    • provide family-friendly working conditions including flexible working time models, the option of working from home and childcare facilities
    • facilitate further training and education to promote your personal and professional development
    • provide a travelcard for the Cologne/Bonn region, a library and a cafeteria
    • are part of a thriving region with numerous cultural, leisure and recreation opportunities, with sites in Sankt Augustin, Rheinbach and Hennef

    H-BRS promotes diversity and equal opportunities. We are seeking to increase the number of female academics at our university and therefore particularly encourage applications from women. H-BRS is proud to be certified as a family-friendly university and to have been awarded a Diversity Audit certificate. Those with disabilities and other needs are part of our university, and inclusion is a top priority. The role is also available on a part-time basis.

    For more information about the professorship opportunity, please contact Prof. Dr. Nico Hochgeschwender (email: You can also contact the H-BRS Equal Opportunity Commissioner Dr. Barbara Hillen on +49 2241 865 704 or by email at

    Become a part of Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS) and apply via our job portal by 05.07.2022.

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