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Tenure Track Assistant Professorship "Theoretical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence"
Published(408 days ago)
Deadline for applications(356 days ago)
Technical University of Munich (TUM)München
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Theoretical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence«
to begin in winter semester 2018/19. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track option to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor). The professorship is funded by the Federal Tenure Track Programme.
The professorship belongs to the TUM Department of Informatics. Important links exist to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, particularly to the future Munich School of Robotics.
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the
research area of Theoretical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence with a focus on knowledge representation and reasoning as well as
constraint-solving, learning, automated planning, natural language processing, and machine translation. The teaching load includes
courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.
We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest
international standards. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification as well as pedagogical
aptitude, including the ability to teach in English, are also prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected.
Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career option for tenure track faculty
from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply.
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area.
The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. MDCO gives assistance for
relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.
TUM is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with
essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.
Application documents should be presented in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and
detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available on
Please send your application no later than April 30th, 2018 to the
Dean of Informatics, Prof. Hans-Joachim Bungartz,