Appointment: full-time, temporary
(6 years) with tenure track
Position: Junior professor (W1)
Start: 1st October 2020

The Technische Universität Ilmenau, Department of Computer Science and Automation, invites applications for a full-time

Junior Professorship (W1) with Tenure Track

„Development of Systems for the

Internet-of-Things (IoT-Engineering)“

We are looking for an internationally recognized young researcher with excellent didactic skills. The successful candidate will be expected to cover the development of IoT systems in a holistic way in research and teaching within the Department of Computer Science and Automation as well as engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments across the university.

We welcome applications from scientists with research experience in the following areas:
  • IoT systems under consideration of the cyber-physical embedding and HW/SW aspects
  • sensory and communication infrastructures for IoT systems
  • organisational aspects of IoT systems as self-organization, autonomous operation, data processing (data analytics, machine learning) and security
  • application areas of IoT systems, for example industry 4.0, smart city, smart energy, connected car, wearables and connected health
Interdisciplinary research collaboration across the faculty and elsewhere within the University would be an asset.

In addition to excellent research, teaching of our teaching portfolio (German and English) in the above mentioned areas as well as participation in the teaching of basics in computer engineering in the bachelor programmes in computer science and engineering is expected. Essential requirements are pedagogical aptitude and the willingness to make a significant contribution to the further development of the study programmes. The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in academic self-administration.

This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States ( The recruitment requirements and conditions of § 89 of the Thuringian Higher Education Act apply. The position is associated with a tenure track appointment to a W3 professorship. Positive evaluation will directly lead to a W3 appointment. For the evaluation process and quality assurance criteria, see the following website:

It therefore welcomes qualified female scientists to apply. Childcare facilities and relocation support are provided. Technische Universität Ilmenau is a member of the Dual Career Network Thuringia and provides information about employers in the Ilmenau-Erfurt-Jena region to support career wishes of the applicant’s spouse.

Applications including curriculum vitae, academic certificates, publication list and selected reprints, proof of teaching experience, a compilation of research projects as well as the research and teaching concept must be sent to the Dean of the Department Computer Science and Automation, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Postfach 10 05 65 in 98684 Ilmenau / Germany by January 17th, 2020.

The University is internationally recognized in research and teaching in the fields of technology, mathematics and natural sciences, and business and media. The University emphasizes innovative teaching and interdisciplinarity. The University admits to Humboldt's educational ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family.

Technische Universität Ilmenau holds the „TOTAL E-Quality“ award with commitment in promoting gender equality.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Technische Universität Ilmenau offers a supportive and flexible working environment.

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