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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, Insti­tute of Sys­tems Archi­tec­ture

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship (W1) in Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, spe­ci­fi­cally Tac­tile Com­pu­ting

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den as a Uni­ver­sity of Excel­lence is one of the lea­ding uni­ver­si­ties in Ger­many, and is ran­ked among the 100 most inno­va­tive uni­ver­si­ties world­wide. Its dis­tin­guis­hing fea­ture is a strong focus on rese­arch as well as its diver­si­fied offer of 124 cour­ses of study in Engi­nee­ring Sci­en­ces, Natu­ral Sci­en­ces, Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­en­ces Huma­nities & Social Sci­en­ces and Medi­cine. It pur­sues a long-term over­all deve­lop­ment pro­gram aimed at making TU Dres­den an inter­na­tio­nal top uni­ver­sity.

At the Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, the Insti­tute of Sys­tems Archi­tec­ture, for the Clus­ter of Excel­lence “Centre for Tac­tile Inter­net with Human-in-the-Loop” (CeTI), invi­tes app­li­ca­ti­ons for a

Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship (W1) in Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, spe­ci­fi­cally Tac­tile Com­pu­ting

with a four-year con­tract, to be fil­led at the ear­liest pos­si­ble date.

Fol­lo­wing a posi­tive inte­rim eva­lua­tion, the con­tract will be exten­ded to a total of six years. Eva­lua­tion cri­te­ria mutually agreed upon when the posi­tion is accep­ted will form the basis of the eva­lua­tion pro­ce­dure. Key per­for­mance cri­te­ria are sci­en­ti­fic suc­cess in the form of the deve­lop­ment of an inde­pen­dent rese­arch pro­file for Tac­tile Com­pu­ting, its imple­men­ta­tion in third-party fun­ded pro­jects and publi­ca­ti­ons, fur­ther­more the signi­fi­cant par­ti­ci­pa­tion in inter­na­tio­nally peer-reviewed publi­ca­ti­ons and inter­na­tio­nal con­fe­ren­ces, suc­cess in the acqui­si­tion of third-party fun­ding, active coope­ra­tion in the Clus­ter of Excel­lence CeTI as well as posi­tively eva­lua­ted tea­ching per­for­mance.

Work­ing field:

In the con­text of the "Inter­net of Skills," you inves­ti­gate tog­e­ther with CeTI part­ners from the Faculty of Psy­cho­logy and the Faculty of Elec­tri­cal and Com­pu­ter Engi­nee­ring how low latency hap­tic feed­back can be used in the tac­tile inter­net for skills lear­ning. We expect prior work in one or more of the fol­lo­wing rese­arch areas: in visual com­pu­ting (e.g. hap­tic inter­ac­tion, immer­sive col­la­bo­ra­tion, real-time pose esti­ma­tion and tracking); in data secu­rity (e.g. low latency cryp­to­gra­phy, con­fi­den­tial com­pu­ting); in soft­ware engi­nee­ring (e.g. self-adap­tive sys­tems, soft­ware archi­tec­tures); in dis­tri­bu­ted sys­tems (e.g. fog, edge or mobile com­pu­ting, hap­tic con­trol sys­tems); in robo­tics (e.g. fog robo­tics or tele-robo­tics). Besi­des the active par­ti­ci­pa­tion in the area “Inter­net of Skills” of the Clus­ter of Excel­lence CeTI, we expect you to col­la­bo­rate clo­sely with the other insti­tu­tes at the Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, the Insti­tute of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­no­logy at the Faculty of Elec­tri­cal and Com­pu­ter Engi­nee­ring, the Chair of Indus­trial Design Engi­nee­ring at the Faculty of Mecha­ni­cal Sci­ence and Engi­nee­ring as well as the chairs of the Faculty of Psy­cho­logy in CeTI. A col­la­bo­ra­tion with the Com­pe­tence Cen­ter ScaDS.AI Dres­den/Leip­zig is pos­si­ble.


We are see­king a sci­en­ti­fi­cally dis­tin­guis­hed per­son who is pas­sio­nate about working with gra­duate stu­dents, trai­ning the next genera­tion of rese­ar­chers and covering rese­arch and tea­ching in one or more of the above-men­tio­ned rese­arch areas with app­li­ca­tion in Tac­tile Com­pu­ting. To this end, you should prove soft­ware engi­nee­ring expe­ri­ence, inter­na­tio­nal publi­ca­ti­ons as well as expe­ri­ence in the inde­pen­dent acqui­si­tion and manage­ment of rese­arch pro­jects in the above-men­tio­ned rese­arch fields. Your duties include the active par­ti­ci­pa­tion in aca­de­mic self-admi­nis­tra­tion. App­li­cants must ful­fil the employ­ment qua­li­fi­ca­tion requi­re­ments of § 63 of the Act on the Auto­nomy of Insti­tu­ti­ons of Hig­her Edu­ca­tion in the Free State of Sax­ony (SächsHSFG).

What we of­fer:

For fur­ther ques­ti­ons, please con­tact the Dean of the Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, Prof. Dr. Uwe Aßmann, tel. +49 351 463-38215, email:

TU Dres­den offers a pro­gram that is tailo­red towards the spe­ci­fic needs of junior pro­fes­sors. Junior pro­fes­sors will find net­work mee­tings, men­to­ring pro­grams and also trai­ning packa­ges and indi­vi­dual coa­ching par­ti­cu­larly hel­pful. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please go to:

TU Dres­den seeks to employ more female pro­fes­sors. Hence, we par­ti­cu­larly encou­rage women to apply. App­li­ca­ti­ons from can­di­da­tes with disa­bi­li­ties or those requi­ring addi­tio­nal sup­port are very wel­come as well. The Uni­ver­sity is a cer­ti­fied family-fri­endly uni­ver­sity and offers a Dual Career Ser­vice. If you have any ques­ti­ons about these topics, please con­tact the Equal Oppor­tu­nities Offi­cer of the Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence (Dr.-Ing. Iris Braun, tel. +49 351 463-38063) or the Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Employees with Disa­bi­li­ties (Roberto Lemm­rich, tel. +49 351 463-33175).

How to ap­ply:

Please sub­mit your applic­a­tion, includ­ing a resume in tab­u­lar form, a descrip­tion of your sci­entific career, a list of your sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions and a list of courses taught, res­ults of eval­u­ations (prefer­ably of the last three years) as well as a cer­ti­fied copy of the cer­ti­fic­ate of your highest aca­demic degree by Septem­ber 15, 2021 (stamped arrival date of the uni­versity cent­ral mail ser­vice applies) to:

TU Dresden
Dekan der Fak­ultät Inform­atik
Herrn Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Uwe Aßmann
Helm­holtz­str. 10
01069 Dresden

and in elec­tronic form (CD, USB flash drive or via the TU Dresden Secure­Mail Portal by send­ing it to

Ref­er­ence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­cessed, as well as fur­ther inform­a­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site: https: //­ri­ere/datens­chutzh­in­weis