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Professorship (W2) of Human-Technology Interaction
Published(456 days ago)
Deadline for applications(420 days ago)
Reference No.: 115/2018
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences offers a range of engineering, economics, health and human sciences courses to over 5,800 students across two sites. As a family-friendly university on a green campus that is one of the loveliest in Germany, we offer attractive working conditions. Magdeburg, the City on the Elbe and once an imperial residence, has always appealed to creative minds from the sciences, culture and politics. This is equally true of our second location: the Hanseatic town of Stendal, the birthplace of Winckelmann and the capital of Brick Gothic.
Subject to the availability of funding, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is seeking to fill, at the earliest opportunity, the following post in the Department of Engineering and Industrial Design – Institute of Electrical Engineering:
W2 Professor of Human-Technology Interaction (m/w/o)
For the advertised post we are seeking a person with proven scientific expertise and many years of success in the industry, or in industry-related research institutions. Relevant experience in the acquisition and handling of third-party-financed research projects is desirable. The person to be appointed should have expertise in several of the following areas and be able to take active responsibility for them in terms of research and teaching:
conceptualisation, design and production of mechatronic systems
development of assistance systems in the context of „ambient assisted living“ (AAL)
medical and rehabilitation technology
creation of user-friendly operator interfaces for technical devices
design and programming of embedded microcontroller solutions
Furthermore, the post holder will be expected
to be prepared to teach and cooperate on an interdisciplinary basis in the new course in „Human-Technology Interaction“ (at the Magdeburg site), which is offered jointly by the Departments of Applied Human Sciences (Stendal site), Social Work, Health & Media and Engineering & Industrial Design (both Magdeburg site),
to have a commitment to the development of the range of courses offered on Human-Technology Interaction and to the implementation of corresponding online courses,
to be actively involved in academic self-governance (departmental council, senate, senate committees etc.),
to also offer classes in the English language if required.
General Conditions of Employment:
The conditions of employment for professors are contained in § 35 of the Higher Education Act of Saxony-Anhalt (HSG LSA) dated 05.05.2004 and most recently amended by the Act Amending the Provisions of Higher Education Law dated 26.07.2010 (official gazette 19/2010) as amended, and the Guidelines on the Procedures for Appointing Professors at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences dated 13.06.02018 (BerufungsRL) as amended.
The ability to conduct scientific work must have been demonstrated by the conferral of a doctorate. In particular, for professors in universities of applied sciences, it is the case that in accordance with § 35 para. 2 no. 4b (HSG LSA), specific achievements in the application or development of scientific knowledge and methods must have been demonstrated in professional practice of several years‘ duration, of which at least three years must have been outside the higher education sphere. Remuneration is in accordance with W2 of Remuneration Order W from the Act Reforming Remuneration Law in the State of Saxony-Anhalt (BesNeuRG LSA, official gazette 04/2011) as amended.
A commitment to technology and knowledge transfer and university self-governance is also expected. Professors should be prepared to reside within the university's catchment area.
Subject to fulfilment of the requirements, the successful candidate would be appointed to the rank of civil servant with limited tenure or alternatively to a limited employment relationship under private law, in accordance with § 38 para. 1 line 9 HSG LSA. A subsequent conversion to the rank of civil servant with unlimited tenure or to an unlimited employment relationship under private law in accordance with § 38 para. 1 line 9 HSG LSA is possible, subject to meeting the relevant requirements.
Here at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences we aim to foster the careers of women in areas in which they are underrepresented, and therefore particularly welcome applications from female candidates. In the event of equal professional suitability and achievements, severely disabled persons take precedence over applicants who are not granted preferential status by law.
Should you have any questions regarding the post advertised, please contact Professor Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Häberle, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +49 (0)391 886 4150.
Please send your application by email only (one document in PDF format, max. 10 MB) quoting the reference number, and including your curriculum vitae and a description of your professional and academic development including teaching activities and a list of publications by no later than 27.12.2018 to:
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