Professorship (W3) in “Aircraft Systems“ at University of Stuttgart

The professorship represents the field of aircraft systems, which includes the development, validation, analysis, and verification of distributed safety-critical systems in aeronautical engineering.

We are seeking for an internationally visible research personality with outstanding expertise and a record of highly ranked publications or patents.

Successful candidates are expected to focus on system design methods, redundancy mechanisms, system automation, and certification methods of safety-critical digital systems. Additional topics are the automation of development, test, and certification processes. The following domains shall be taken into account: energy systems, flight control and guidance systems, communications, and navigation systems, amongst others. A cooperation with corresponding research groups is desired.

We expect contributions to teaching in both Bachelor (B.Sc.) and Master (M.Sc.) programs of Aerospace Engineering covering the fields of system architectures in aeronautical engineering, design methods, system automation, and test methods and certification processes of complex digital systems. Similar contributions are expected for the M.Sc. program Autonomous Systems. Teaching in German and English language is required.

In addition to research and teaching, the tasks include active acquisition of third-party funding, participation in research collaborations, and active participation in academic self-administration.

The requirements for employment listed in § 47 and § 50 Baden-Württemberg university law (LHG) apply.

Written applications including a teaching and research statement shall be sent no later than Feb 7, 2022 to the chairman of the search committee, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Walter Fichter, University of Stuttgart, Institute of Flight Mechanics and Controls, Pfaffenwaldring 27, 70569 Stuttgart, preferably by email as a single PDF attachment to . Please be aware of the risks regarding confidentiality and the integrity of your application contents when sending your application via unencrypted email.

The University of Stuttgart has established a Dual Career Program to offer assistance to partners of those moving to Stuttgart:

The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

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Deadline: February 7, 2022


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Faculty 6: Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy

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