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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, Insti­tute of Soft­ware and Mul­ti­me­dia Tech­no­logy

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship (W1) in the Design of Immer­sive Media (W2 with Ten­ure Track)

As part of the Ten­ure Track Pro­gramme, the Insti­tute of Soft­ware and Mul­ti­me­dia Tech­nolo-gy at the Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence invi­tes app­li­ca­ti­ons for the Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship (W1) in the Design of Immer­sive Media (W2 with Ten­ure Track) initi­ally limi­ted to a four-year con­tract as a tem­porary public offi­cial, to be fil­led at the ear­liest pos­si­ble date. If the inte­rim eva­lua­tion is posi­tive, the con­tract will be exten­ded to a total of six years. In the fifth year, a ten­ure eva­lua­tion will be car­ried out by a faculty-wide and school-wide com­mis­sion. Fol­lo­wing a posi­tive eva­lua­tion, a per­ma­nent Chair (W2) of the Design of Immer­sive Media will be gran­ted without a rene­wed call for app­li­ca­ti­ons.

Work­ing field:

During the tem­porary Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship, the app­li­cant must prove that they are capa­ble of ful­fil­ling the rese­arch and teaching requi­re­ments in the sub­ject area Design of Immer­sive Media. We are loo­king for a media desi­gner with an exper­tise in several of the fol­lo­wing rese­arch focu­ses and sub­ject areas:

  • Metho­do­logy of digi­tal design
  • Design of vir­tual infor­ma­tion spaces and of com­plex, immer­sive media
  • Design of app­li­ca­ti­ons in the field of vir­tual, aug­men­ted or mixed rea­lity
  • Inter­ac­tions in vir­tual sur­roun­dings and AR/VR/MR sce­na­rios
  • Com­pu­ta­tio­nal Aes­t­he­tics
  • Media design in smart, phy­si­cal spaces
  • Immer­sive Visual Ana­lytics
  • Immer­sive Sto­ry­tel­ling or Immer­sive Gaming

Very good expe­ri­en­ces and recognised work in sci­ence and design in several of these areas, a high qua­lity publi­ca­tion activity, teaching expe­ri­ence in the spe­ci­fied field rese­arch, as well as expe­ri­ence with the suc­cess­ful acqui­si­tion of third-party funds and in pro­ject manage­ment are expec­ted from the app­li­cant.

In addi­tion to rese­arch activi­ties and coope­ra­ti­ons on a natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal level, we would like to see close pro­fes­sio­nal coope­ra­tion wit­hin the Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, with other uni­ver­sity insti­tu­ti­ons and with part­ner insti­tu­ti­ons under the aegis of DRES­DEN-con­cept. The app­li­cant is also expec­ted to make crea­tive cont­ri­bu­ti­ons to the Living Lab "Immer­sive Under-stan­ding" of the Leh­mann Centre and to be wil­ling to engage in inter­di­sci­pli­nary col­la­bo­ra­tion, among others, with regio­nal and suprare­gio­nal insti­tu­ti­ons from the areas of cul­ture and arts. Active par­ti­ci­pa­tion in the aca­de­mic self-admi­nis­tra­tion and aca­de­mic com­mit­tees of the Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence is requi­red. Teaching tasks in Ger­man and Eng­lish include cont­ri­bu­ti­ons to basic trai­ning in the degree pro­gramme Media Infor­ma­tics and in other degree pro­gram­mes, in par­ti­cu­lar at the Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence.

Require­ments:

Eva­lua­tion cri­te­ria mutually agreed upon when the posi­tion is accep­ted will form the basis of the eva­lua­tion pro­ce­du­res. Essen­tial ele­ments of the eva­lua­ti­ons will be sci­en­ti­fic suc­cess in the form of natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal publi­ca­ti­ons, visi­bi­lity through design in the form of inter­ac­tive instal­la­ti­ons, exhi­bi­tion par­ti­ci­pa­ti­ons and awards, the deve­lop­ment of inno­va­tive teaching con­cepts and mate­ri­als, the suc­cess­ful coun­sel­ling of stu­dents and doc­to­ral can­di­da­tes, the suc­cess­ful acqui­si­tion of third-party funds, as well as posi­tively eva­lua­ted teaching per­for­mance.
App­li­cants must ful­fil the employ­ment qua­li­fi­ca­tion requi­re­ments of § 63 of the Act on the Auto­nomy of Insti­tu­ti­ons of Hig­her Edu­ca­tion in the Free State of Sax­ony (Hig­her Edu­ca­tion Act of the Free State of Sax­ony – SächsHSFG).

What we of­fer:

TU Dres­den sup­ports ten­ure track pro­fes­sors with a pro­gramme spe­ci­fi­cally tailo­red to their needs. Men­to­ring, various coa­ching ses­si­ons, and spe­cial con­ti­nuing edu­ca­tion pro­gram­mes and sup­port offers pro­vide active pro­fes­sio­nal gui­dance throughout the dura­tion of the tem­porary Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship.

TU Dres­den seeks to employ more female pro­fes­sors. Hence, we par­ti­cu­larly encou­rage women to apply. App­li­ca­ti­ons from disa­b­led can­di­da­tes or those with addi­tio­nal sup­port needs are very wel­come. The Uni­ver­sity is a cer­ti­fied family-fri­endly uni­ver­sity and offers a Dual Career Ser­vice. If you have any ques­ti­ons about these topics, please con­tact the Equal Oppor­tu­nities Offi­cer of the Faculty of Com­pu­ter Sci­ence (Dr.-Ing. Iris Braun + 49 351 463-38063) or the Repre­sen­ta­tive of Employees with Disa­bi­li­ties (Ms. Bir­git Klie­mann +49 351 463-33175).

How to ap­ply:

Please sub­mit your applic­a­tion includ­ing CV in tab­u­lar form, cer­ti­fic­ates and doc­u­ments, descrip­tion of your sci­entific career, a list of your sci­entific and cre­at­ive works, a list of third-party pro­jects, a list of courses taught – includ­ing res­ults of eval­u­ations – as well as a brief descrip­tion of your teach­ing and research concept, together with a cer­ti­fied copy of the highest aca­demic degree as a single copy by 14.06.2018 (stamped arrival date of the uni­versity cent­ral mail ser­vice applies to:

TU Dresden
Dekan der Fak­ultät Inform­atik
Herrn Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Uwe Aßmann
Helm­holtz­str. 10
01069 Dresden, Ger­many

and in elec­tronic form via the TU Dresden Secure­Mail Portal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de send­ing to dekan.inf@tu-dresden.de.