University of Hamburg (UHH)

Tenure-Track Professorship for Informatics with a Focus on Assistive Health Systems - W1 Tenure-Track leading to a W2

University of Hamburg (UHH)

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is implementing an inter-university strategy to strengthen informatics and computer science in the context of digitalization. The cooperation platform increases and enhances cooperation in informatics education, research, and technology transfer between Universität Hamburg, the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), and HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU).

As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, co-operative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

As a University for sustainability, we put human resources development and especially the development and advancement of our early career researchers at the fore of our strategic endeavors. By strengthening the tenure-track professorship, Universität Hamburg has introduced a new career opportunity for early career researchers. Junior professorships are aimed at researchers in the early stages of their career, within four years after completion of doctoral studies.

Due to the success of the tenure-track program run by the Ministry for Education and Research and to strengthen the research area Cognitive Systems of the Department of Informatics, Universität Hamburg invites applications for the following tenure-track professorship:

The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences invites applications for a


commencing as soon as possible, ref. no. JP 299.

The successful candidate is expected to teach and conduct research in the field of informatics, with a focus on assistive health systems. The successful candidate should contribute to the fundamentals and application of assistive health systems methodology.

We seek a scientist with a proven international track record in publications and research in assistive technology with a focus on assistive health systems. Assistive health systems use assistive technologies and systems to maintain or improve the functioning and wellbeing of an individual with special or health needs. Experience in assistive technology applications, for example, in overcoming difficulties with mobility or communication, or in the field of smart home systems, cooperative workspaces, and sensory or motor assistance is desired.

The successful candidate is further expected to actively participate in existing and planned interdisciplinary research projects in the Department of Informatics in the field of cognitive systems. This requires a willingness to collaborate with other research groups in the Department and in interdisciplinary projects within Universität Hamburg.

Furthermore, we expect active participation in, the cooperation platform for informatics at Hamburg’s higher education institutions.

Section 12 subsection 7 sentence 2 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) applies.

Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 18 HmbHG.

Additional criteria:
Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally funded projects. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.

A tenure-track evaluation will be conducted during the second phase of the junior professorship in order to determine whether requirements for appointment to a W2 professorship have been met. Section 15 HmbHG applies. If the evaluation is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured W2 professorship. The regulations prohibiting internal appointments (Hausberufungsverbot) also apply to this junior professorship.

In accordance with Section 14 subsection 3 sentence 3 HmbHG, Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and encourages female academics to apply.

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Wermter at

The application deadline is 7 November 2019. Please submit your application, including CV, list of publications, teaching experience, external funding record, copies of certification and documents, three representative publications, teaching and research plans and the reference number JP 299 preferably by email in a single PDF file to or to: An den Präsidenten der Universität Hamburg, Stellenausschreibungen, Mittelweg 177, 20148 Hamburg.

Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents submitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.


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Tenure-Track Professorship for Informatics with a Focus on Assistive Health Systems - W1 Tenure-Track leading to a W2