PamiTC Job Board - Posting Details

Title: 3 Tenure Track Professors (W2) Posted: November 17, 2020
Company/Institution: Saarland University
Location: Saarbruecken, Germany
Department: Computer Science / Language Science and Technology


Saarland University is seeking to hire up to 3 Tenure Track Professors (W2) in computer science and related areas with six-year tenure track to a permanent professorship (W3).

We are looking for highly motivated young researchers in any modern area of Computer Science, especially in one or more of the following research areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Data Science, Big Data
  • Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Programming Languages and Software Engineering
  • Computer Architecture and High-Performance Computing
  • Networked, Distributed, Embedded, Real-Time Systems
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Logic and Verification
  • Theory and Algorithms
  • Societal Aspects of Computing
  • Robotics
  • Quantum Computing

The position will be established in the Department for Computer Science or in the Department for Language Science and Technology of Saarland University, which is part of the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC), located in Saarbruecken. With its 800 researchers and more than 2.000 students from 81 countries, the SIC belongs to one of the leading locations for Computer Science in Germany and in Europe. All areas of computer science are covered at five globally renowned research institutes and three collaborating university departments, as well as in a total of 21 academic programs.

Tenure track professors (W2) have faculty status at Saarland University, including the right to supervise bachelor, master and PhD students. They focus on world-class research, will lead their own research group and will have a significantly reduced teaching load. In case of outstanding performance, the position will be tenured as full professor (W3). The tenure decision is made after at most 6 years.

The position provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Saarland Informatics Campus. Saarland University has leading departments in Computer Science and Computational Linguistics, with more than 350 PhD students working on timely topics.

Application Instructions:


Applicants must hold an outstanding PhD degree, typically have completed a postdoc stay and have teaching experience. They must have demonstrated outstanding research abilities and the potential to successfully lead their own research group. Active contribution to research and teaching, including basic lectures in computer science, is expected. Teaching languages are English or German (basic courses). We expect sufficient German language skills after an appropriate period.

Your Application:

Candidates should submit their application online at:

No additional paper copy is required. The application must contain:

  • a cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • a full list of publications
  • a short prospective research plan (2-5 pages)
  • copies of degree certificates
  • full text copies of the five most important publications
  • a list of references: 3-5 (including email addresses), at least one of whom must be a person who is outside the group of your current or former supervisors or colleagues.

Applications will be accepted until December 11th, 2020. Application talks will take place between Feb. 01 and Feb. 26, 2021. Please refer to reference W1786 in your application. Please contact if you have any questions.

Saarland University is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with its policy of increasing the proportion of women in this type of employment, the University actively encourages applications from women. For candidates with equal qualifications, preference will be given to people with disabilities. In addition, Saarland University regards internationalization as a university-wide cross-sectional task and therefore encourages applications that align with activities to further internationalize the university.

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