The department of Computer Science at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern offers a

W 1 Professorship Position (Juniorprofessor, no tenure track)
for "Engineering of large, software-based heterogeneous systems"

to be appointed as soon as possible. We expect the candidates to work on important aspects of the design, implementation, or deployment of large, distributed, dynamically evolving systems spanning heterogeneous elements (e.g., software, hardware, heterogeneous user groups). These aspects should be of use for different societally important processes including human interaction, like large systems within the “Industrie 4.0” / IoT, election systems, smart grids, mobility managing systems, social networks, or autonomous systems. The candidate should do research in one or more of the following fields:

  • Dynamic systems, for instance, management of dynamically registering and de-registering hardware, self-certification of dynamic systems, and trust in dynamically evolving systems.
  • Dependable and secure systems, for instance, through integration of AI components.
  • Systems with explicit user interaction, in particular considering user-related data and incentive mechanisms.
  • Design, implementation, and deployment of autonomous systems.
  • Aspects of trust, privacy, transparency, and safety in large, dynamic, and heterogeneous systems.

The envisioned professorship should extend and strengthen the scope of the department’s existing expertise, in particular with respect to the holistic process of system design, implementation, and deployment. We would like the candidate to engage in our new field of study, called “socio informatics”, and to search cooperation with the members of our department.

Besides outstanding academic qualifications, we are looking for a candidate with experience in third-party funding and the implementation of such projects. Candidates are expected to be willing to cooperate with existing research groups at the university (disciplinary or interdisciplinary).

In addition to public service employment regulations, the conditions of employment regulated in §54 of the Universities Act of the state Rhineland-Palatinate apply. The text can be found on the homepage of the University of Kaiserslautern (in German, only) (

Rhineland-Palatinate and the University of Kaiserslautern support a mentoring concept in which teachers are expected to be present on campus as much as possible. Candidates must be willing to cooperate with the self-administration at the university.

The University of Kaiserslautern strongly encourages qualified female academics to apply. Kaiserslautern is a family friendly university which offers a high level of support to applicants with children.

Disabled applicants will be given preference when equally qualified (please enclose evidence).

Applications together with supporting documents in German or English (CV, academic background, list of publications, a summary of third-party funds acquired, copies of reports and certificates and a copy of the five most important publications should be sent by latest 30 June 2018 to the below address:

Dean of the Department of Computer Science
University of Kaiserslautern
PO Box 3049
67653 Kaiserslautern

Please also send your application as a PDF file along with a completed candidate data sheet to A more extensive classification of the professorship can also be found here. For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Peter Liggesmeyer (

Further Information

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Placement and perspective of the advertised W1-Junior-Professorship
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