Make new discoveries, drive projects forward, accept responsibility: at H-BRS, we count on employees who do just that. Together with about 1,000 colleagues, we find new solutions to respond to the diverse challenges of our time. H-BRS, with its 9,500 students from more than 100 nations enrolled in 38 degree programmes, strives to become even better. Do you accept the challenge?

The Department of Computer Science, Campus Sankt Augustin, together with the Bonn-Aachen International Centre for Information Technology (b-it), is seeking to fill a fully tenured position for a

Professorship (W2) for Computer Science, with specialisation in mathematical foundations of Autonomous Systems

The position is unlimited and has an expected start date of 01.09.2022.

Your tasks:

  • teach courses in the bachelor's and master's programmes in Computer Science, Business Informatics and in particular in the international Master's Programme in "Autonomous Systems"(MAS),
  • conduct courses in the subject areas mentioned above,
  • carry out interdisciplinary research with colleagues, to provide the intelligence needed for robot autonomy in dynamic, human-shared environments,
  • participate in technology transfer as well as establish and help to sustain national and international contacts,
  • round off  your activities by initiating, acquiring or managing research and development activities, including the acquisition of thirdparty funding, especially in the fields of autonomous systems and robotics. The professorship offers excellent opportunities to bring in your own interests and work them into the research and teaching activities of the university.

Our expectations:

  • you meet the employment requirements of §36 HG NRW, namely:           
    • a master’s degree or diploma in one of the fields of computer science, mathematics, robotics, physics, electrical engineering or corresponding STEM subjects,
    • proficiency in scientific working skills, usually a PhD with a topic in the field of Autonomous Systems, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science or in any other related field,
    • at least five years of professional working experience, therefrom three years outside of higher education institutions,
    • pedagogical and didactic skills in teaching complex learning content.
  • very good knowledge of English, as well as the ability and willingness to teach in English,
  • several years of professional activity in which mathematical concepts, methods, procedures and tools have been applied to real systems and further developed, or alternatively a habilitation,
  • experience in the design, conduction, and statistical analysis of experiments are very welcome,
  • a willingness to participate in activities within the university, as well as national and international committees,
  • experience in the acquisition, establishement and implementation of internal and external funded research and development projects,
  • active participation in the further development and expansion of the MAS program.

    In addition, the following criteria would be desirable:

    • teaching experience at universities or comparable institutions,
    • willingness to teach undergraduate courses that correspond to the topics of the call for applications,
    • willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation with other institutions within and outside the university,
    • evidence of international collaborations and networking with the professional community,
    • willingness to conduct courses and examinations in German.

    Our offer:

    • an exciting position within salary group W2 LBesG and the assumption of research and development tasks,
    • focus on family with flexible working time models, working from home opportunity, childcare facilities and holiday courses,
    • further education and training opportunities for professional and personal development,       
    • job ticket for the Cologne/Bonn region, as well as access to the library and canteen,       
    • the Rhineland as an optimal university environment - characterised by unique location advantages such as the cathedral city of Cologne, cosmopolitan Bonn and the natural recreation areas of the Eifel, Siebengebirge and the Rhine valley.

    We would like to see more female scientists at our university and are therefore particularly pleased to receive applications from women. Applicants with children are very welcome. The H-BRS is a certified family-friendly university - and proud of it. People with severe disabilities are part of our university. They are given preference in the application process when they have the same qualifications.     

    For all kinds of questions regarding this position please contact Mr. Prof. Dr. Nico Hochgeschwender by e-mail ( In addition, our equal opportunities officer, Mrs. Dr. Barbarba Hillen, is also available by e-mail ( or by phone +49 2241 865 704.

    Become part of the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (H-BRS) and apply now via our application portal latest until 12.12.2021.

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