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 humankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.

In Division III − Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, the KIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology invites applications for permanent employment as

W3 Professor
for Industrial Information Technology

and Member of the Board of the Institute of Industrial Information Technology (IIIT) as of the next possible date.

We are looking for a person, who is to represent in research, academic education, and innovation the field of industrial information technology with the areas of systems theory and signal processing.

Applicants should be experienced and have a high reputation in several of the following areas:

  • Theory and methods of signal and image processing (among others, time-frequency analysis, machine learning methods);
  • systems theory and modeling for signal and image processing in technical systems (e.g. computational imaging, compressed sensing);
  • information processing in continuous and discrete-event systems;
  • design and analysis of real-time signal processing systems taking into account the aspects of distributed systems and safety-critical applications;
  • implementation and application of the technologies mentioned, among others in automation technology, human-machine interaction, medical engineering, and mobility systems.

Candidates should have an internationally outstanding scientific qualification, excellent didactic skills, and leadership experience. Experience gained in industry or close-to-industry research as well as in initiating or establishing startups and in the acquisition of third-party funding is desired.

In the area of academic education, candidates are expected to actively participate in existing and newly established German and English study programs offered by the KIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology as well as in related programs offered by other departments of KIT. Besides courses in the field covered by the professorship, this also includes basic lectures in bachelor’s programs.

Employment conditions as outlined in Article 47, LHG (Act of Baden-Württemberg on Universities and Colleges) in conjunction with § 20 KITG (KIT-Gesetz) shall apply.

KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

Kindly mail your application, including the usual documents (CV, list of publi­cations, graduation and other certificates, teaching evaluations, documentation of previous and planned research and teaching activities) by April 09, 2021 to Professor h.c. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Knebel, Head of Division III – Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), c/o Dekanat ETIT, Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, via email: dekanat@etit.kit.edu. For a comparative evaluation of applications as part of the appointment procedure, please submit the CV and the research and teaching concept in English.

In case of questions relating to the appointment procedure, contact the Dekanat (Dean’s Office) of the KIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology by email: dekanat@etit.kit.edu.

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