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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty V

Faculty V currently has a vacancy at the Institute of Psychology and Ergonomics in the form of an innovation professorship for the position of a

University Professor - salary grade W3

for the field of "Age-Appropriate Human-Machine Systems".

Work­ing field:

Teaching and conduction research on the fundamentals, methods, and applications of the field of Age-Appropriate Human-Machine Systems.
Teaching in the interdisciplinary Master's degree program Human Factors, various Bachelor's and Master's engineering programs, as well as other study programs at TU Berlin.
Research related to new challenges and requirements for the analysis, evaluation, and design of human-machine systems as they apply to developmental changes in sensory, motor and cognitive abilities over a lifetime. Possible areas of focus include childhood/adolescence (e.g., teaching and learning systems, social media use) and/or everyday life and work design in the context of demographic change (e.g., mobility concepts, assistance systems, robotics, ambient systems).


Candidates must fulfill the requirements for appointment pursuant to Section 100 BerlHG (Berlin State Higher Education Act). Of particular importance are a university degree, a strong aptitude for research demonstrated, as a rule, by a doctorate in psychology, ergonomics, human factors, engineering, computer science, or a related subject, additional scientific achievements (positively evaluated junior professorship, Habilitation or equivalent) as well as teaching skills and experience demonstrated by a teaching portfolio (for further information about the portfolio, see Technische Universität Berlin’s website, quick access 144242).
Excellent research work is also expected, generally demonstrated by international publications and the acquisition of third-party funding. Successful candidates are expected to have experience of interdisciplinary cooperation in the field of technical systems taking into account age-appropriate interaction principles, as well as the willingness to integrate gender issues into their research and teaching. The assumption of responsibility for heading an academic chair and managing its staff, possess the requisite skills for the advancement of junior scholars and women and to deal with the issue of gender and diversity, as well as show active commitment to knowledge and technology transfer and science communication. Applicants must be able to conduct teaching in German and English. Excellent English skills are required. Non-German-speaking applicants are expected to demonstrate commitment to learning German.

How to ap­ply:

Technische Universität Berlin is determined to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages qualified female researchers to apply. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities. Technische Universität Berlin is a certified family-friendly higher education institution, and our Dual Career Service offers assistance to you and your family when relocating to Berlin. Applications from abroad are explicitely welcome.

The application procedure will be conducted in English. Applications should be submitted in English by 24/09/2021 quoting the job reference number and should include the short electronic questionnaire ( ) and standard application documents for such a position (CV, copies of grades and titles, teaching portfolio, list of publications, description of areas of research and acquisition of third-party funding). Please submit your application preferably digitally by email with no more than 3 PDF files to

Alternatively, applications may be submitted in writing together with a digital version (USB drive) to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Dekan der Fakultät V, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Utz von Wagner, Sekr. H11, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin. Please send copies only. Originals will not be returned.

By submitting your application via email you consent to having your data electronically processed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guarantee for the protection of your personal data when submitted as unprotected file. Please find our data protection notice acc. DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation) at the TU staff department homepage: or quick access 214041.

Technische Universität Berlin – Der Präsident – Dekan der Fakultät V, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Utz von Wagner, Sekr. H11, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin