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Professorship (W2) in computer science / related areas (Tenure Track)
Saarland University is a
with international focus and
Saarland University is seeking to hire up to
3 Tenure Track Professors (W2)
in computer science and related areas with six-year tenure track to a permanent
We are looking for highly motivated young researchers in any modern area of Computer
Science, especially in one or more of the following research areas:
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Data Science, Big Data
Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision
Programming Languages and Software Engineering
Computer Architecture and High-Performance Computing
Networked, Distributed, Embedded, Real-Time Systems
Computational Logic and Verification
Theory and Algorithms
Societal Aspects of Computing
The position will be established in the Department for Computer Science or in the
Department for Language Science and Technology of Saarland University, which is part of
the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC), located in Saarbrücken. With its 800 researchers
and more than 2.000 students from 81 countries, the SIC belongs to one of the leading
locations for Computer Science in Germany and in Europe. All areas of computer science
are covered at five globally renowned research institutes and three collaborating university
departments, as well as in a total of 21 academic programs.
Tenure track professors (W2) have faculty status at Saarland University, including the
right to supervise bachelor’s, master’s and PhD students. They focus on world-class
research, will lead their own research group and will have a significantly reduced teaching
load. In case of outstanding performance, the position will be tenured as full professor
(W3). The tenure decision is made after at most 6 years.
The position provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community,
embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Saarland Informatics Campus.
Saarland University has leading departments in Computer Science and Computational
Linguistics, with more than 350 PhD students working on timely topics (see
https://saarland-informatics-campus.de/ for additional information).
Applicants must hold an outstanding PhD degree, typically have completed a postdoc stay
and have teaching experience. They must have demonstrated outstanding research abilities
and the potential to successfully lead their own research group. Active contribution to
research and teaching, including basic lectures in computer science, is expected. Teaching
languages are English or German (basic courses). We expect sufficient German language
skills after an appropriate period.
No additional paper copy is required. The application must contain:
a cover letter and curriculum vitae
a full list of publications
a short prospective research plan (2-5 pages)
copies of degree certificates
full text copies of the five most important publications
a list of references: 3-5 (including email addresses), at least one of whom must be a
person who is outside the group of your current or former supervisors or colleagues
Applications will be accepted until December 11th, 2020. Application talks will take place
between Feb. 01 and Feb. 26, 2021. Please refer to reference W1786 in your application.
Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Saarland University is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with its policy of increasing
the proportion of women in this type of employment, the University actively encourages
applications from women. For candidates with equal qualifications, preference will be given
to people with disabilities. In addition, Saarland University regards internationalization as a
university-wide cross-sectional task and therefore encourages applications that align with
activities to further internationalize the university.
When you submit a job application to Saarland University you will be transmitting personal
data. Please refer to our privacy notice (https://www.uni-saarland.de/verwaltung/datenschutz/)
for information on how we collect and process personal data in accordance with Art. 13 of the
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By submitting your application you confirm that you
have taken note of the information in the Saarland University privacy notice.