Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal)

University Professor “Computer Engineering and Robotics” (m/f/d)

Technische Universität Clausthal

Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

Clausthal University of Technology invites applications for the position of seven professorships in the field of Digital Transformation of the Circular Economy to begin as soon as possible.

Digital transformation is one of the greatest challenges facing science, economy, and society. It marks the transition from an industrial age defined by analog technologies to an age of knowledge and creativity shaped by digital technologies and digital innovations. Digitization offers the opportunity to anchor sustainability and the conservation of resources in the economy and society of tomorrow. Therefore, we want to research and develop the digital transformation of sustainable industrial processes in a transdisciplinary way at the Center for Digital Technologies (DIGIT) ( digital transformation offers enormous opportunities, which we at Clausthal University of Technology want to actively shape and create together with you at the DIGIT research center.

Clausthal University of Technology is a research-focused university with outstanding national and international networking. The approximately 4,000 students and more than 1,200 employees enjoy short commutes, personal interaction, and the stimulating landscape of the Upper Harz region in the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Harz Mountains. Clausthal University of Technology is the most significant economic factor and the largest employer in the region. We embody cultural diversity and internationalism. Here, science works closely with business and industry, bridging the gap between basic research and application in our strategic focus on the Circular Economy.

The Faculty of Mathematics/Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering of the Clausthal University of Technology is seeking to appoint the Position of

University Professor (Salary Scale W3 NBesO)
“Computer Engineering and Robotics”

at the Institute of Informatics as soon as possible.

We are seeking an internationally renowned scientist with a research area that complements the research conducted at the Department of Informatics. The successful candidate shall represent the area of Computer Engineering in sufficient scientific depth and breadth in research and education, with a research focus in a subfield of robotics. Possible research topics include:
• Robot-human cooperation and multi-robot systems
• Robotics for sustainable industrial systems
• Concepts and architectures for real-time cyberphysical systems

The successful candidate shall actively engage in the further development of the research profile of Clausthal University of Technology and in the advancement of the degree programs in Computer Science, Business Informatics and Digital Technologies, as well as of courses as service for other disciplines. The candidate is invited to actively participate in the Simulation Science Center Clausthal-Göttingen (SWZ), in the Clausthal Research Center for Environmental Technologies (CUTEC) and in the Center for Digital Technologies (DIGIT), a joint research and education hub of TU Clausthal and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in coordinated interdisciplinary research programs. She or he shall particularly promote the cooperation of computer science with the engineering disciplines, especially mechanical engineering, information engineering and electrical engineering.

The requirements of the position are defined in Section 25 of the Niedersachsen Higher Education Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz NHG).

Experience in the acquisition of third-party funded projects or corresponding industrial experience is expected.

The willingness to hold courses in German and English is a prerequisite. Strong commitment to teaching is expected.

The Clausthal University of Technology wishes to increase the number of its female faculty. Therefore, applications from female candidates are particularly welcome. Candidates with disabilities who are equally qualified will be given preference. Applications from international scientists are welcome; proficiency in the German language is desired for teaching and committee work.

A part-time professorship is possible upon request.

Applicants who are 50 years or older at the time the appointment commences and who do not hold already a permanent civil servant status (Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit) will be employed with employee status (Angestelltenverhältnis).

Further information is available from the Chairman of the Search Committee, Prof. Dr. Christian Rembe, Phone: +49 (0) 5323 72-2544 / 4961, Fax: +49 (0) 5323 72-3197, Email:

Applications with the usual documents must be submitted until 16.06.2020 in electronic form (one single PDF file to addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics/Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering ( at Clausthal University of Technology, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Wesling, Leibnizstr. 6, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany.

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University Professor “Computer Engineering and Robotics” (m/f/d)