Three (3) Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships (W1) “Cyber-Physical Autonomous Systems in Science, Engineering and Digital Humanities”


The new professors are expected to contribute to and strengthen the university focus area “Autonomous Systems” in research and teaching. The candidates may have a scientific background in the sciences, in engineering or in the digital humanities and may have a more theoretical or a more applied research interest. The positions can be integrated into any of the faculties of the university depending on the background, focus and interest of the respective candidate.

The University of Stuttgart is a leading technical university in Germany providing an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary environment, and is centrally located in one of Europe’s most important high-tech regions.
We are looking for researchers with an excellent international reputation who will advance the field and its foundations in the interdisciplinary interplay with sciences, engineering, and humanities. We expect impact in autonomous systems in areas such as biotechnology and neurotechnology; assistive devices; robotics; bio-inspired robotics; soft robotics; wearable robotics; architecture and adaptive building robotics; human-robot interaction; morphological computation; self-organizing systems; sensor systems; quantum information science or sensing; information processing and data science; machine learning and intelligence; systems theory and engineering; chemical systems; production technologies; security, safety, privacy or reliability; aerospace systems; energy systems; social interaction and ethical reflection. We encourage excellent young scientists with research in one or more of the above areas to apply.

We offer an excellent, dynamic and supportive research environment at one of Germany’s top engineering universities. A close link to the Cyber Valley initiative, Europe’s largest research alliance in the field of intelligent systems, is intended.
The professorships are funded in the context of the joint program for the promotion of early career researchers by the German federal and state-governments. The positions are tenure track positions, leading to an appointment as a W3 professor in case of a positive evaluation. The requirements for employment listed in § 51 Baden-Württemberg University Law apply. The position involves mandatory teaching, particularly in study courses offered by the respective faculty. For more information on the criteria of evaluation and quality management, please visit the website

Applicants are asked to send their detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, list of publications, research and teaching statement, reprints of three to five selected publications, and the application form ( by e-mail no later than : September 19, 2022 to the rector of University of Stuttgart, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Ressel, rektorat@unistuttgart. de.

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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: September 19, 2022

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