Within the context of a generational change and an expansion of the courses and programs in Computer Science, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Cologne would like to renew and strengthen its competences in the areas of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Machine Learning and Software Engineering. Therefore, we invite applications for three professorships to be filled at the earliest possible date.
1) Professorship W3 in Computer Science
2) Professorship W2 with TT W3 in Computer Science
3) Professorship W1 with TT W2 in Computer Science
Call for 2) and 3) is part of the Federal Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States. It addresses researchers at an early career stage. Applicants are expected to have a strong willingness, based on previous work experience, to contribute to the expansion of Computer Science at the University of Cologne with regard to the concept of “Data Science” as approved by the Faculty.
For each of these three positions we seek outstanding personalities who are internationally recognized for excellent research and teaching in one of the fields of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Machine Learning and Software Engineering with a strong focus in Data Science and who have successfully acquired competitive third-party funding. The successful candidates shall represent the field of Computer Science in research and teaching and contribute actively to the Computer Science parts within the programs in Mathematics and Economathematics of the Department of Mathematics/Computer Science as well as to the future master’s degree program “Data Science and Scientific Computing”.
The duties of the professorships include active participation in teaching responsibilities and in courses offered by our department for other departments and faculties as well as in the academic selfadministration. In the area of teaching, this applies particularly to computer science courses and participation in the programs in Mathematics and Economathematics of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences as well as the Information Systems programs of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences. Since the department’s bachelor-courses are held in German, the applicants are expected either to speak German or to be willing to learn it in an appropriate time frame.
Formal requirements of §36 Higher Education Act of North Rhine Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG NRW) apply.
W2 with TT
At the latest in the fifth year after entering into office, a final evaluation will be held according to the Regulations for Quality Assurance in Tenure Track Procedures at the University of Cologne. On this basis, a decision will be reached as to whether the candidate will be given tenure at W3 level.
W1 with TT
In the third year after entering into office, an interim evaluation is held. This serves as the basis for the decision as to whether an extension for a further three years will be granted to the candidate. At the latest, a final evaluation is held in the sixth year after entering into office. On this basis, a decision will be reached as to whether the candidate will be given tenure at W2 level. Both evaluations are carried out according to the Regulations for Quality Assurance in Tenure Track Procedures at the University of Cologne.
W1 professorships comprise a teaching load of four hours per week (i.e., two 90-minute courses per semester) in the first qualification phase and five hours per week in the second qualification phase. W2 professorships comprise a teaching load of nine semester hours per week.
The University of Cologne promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations. Women are expressly encouraged to apply and given priority in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We expressly welcome applications from disabled persons. People with disabilities of equal merit and qualifications will be given priority.
Please submit your application with the usual documents (CV, publication list, list of courses, certificates) via the Academic Job Portal of the University of Cologne (https://berufungen.uni-koeln.de) by October 31, 2018 to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Professor Dr. Günter Schwarz, University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Cologne, Germany, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.