Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in AI Methods in Materials Science (W1)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in AI Methods in Materials Science (W1)

Job description:

The successful candidate will build a strong research program to
develop AI methods. The candidate is expected to bridge the gap
between method-oriented research in computer science and the
materials science. For this reason, the application of AI research to
grand research problems in materials science is of particular interest.

This particular interdisciplinary research topic has not been well
developed. We therefore seek a broad range of interested applicants
with different backgrounds and it is not expected that they already
have experience in both fields. However, a critical requirement is the
applicant’s willingness to take up this interdisciplinary challenge.

The new professor is expected to teach courses in the core
curriculum of the department of Informatics, in both mandatory and
elective areas. During the first three years, the teaching can be
performed in English language. The offered courses are also
intended to provide students from other departments with knowledge
and skills from the subject area of the professorship, for example in
Materials Science and Materials Engineering study programs.
The candidate is expected to actively shape research at KIT, to
advance the personal development of himself (m/f/d) and
independently supervise doctoral researchers as well as graduate
and undergraduate students. The new professor shall successfully
combine collaborative work attitude with strong communication skills.


According to § 51 of the Baden-Wuerttemberg University Act
(Landeshochschulgesetz des Landes Baden-Württemberg), a
university degree, teaching aptitude and exceptional competence in
scientific work are required. The evaluation process and the
evaluation criteria are according to the principles outlined in the KIT
document „Qualitätssicherungskonzept für Juniorprofessuren und
Tenure-Track-Professuren am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
(KIT)“. In particular, a special emphasis is put on publications in
highly ranked international venues, very good teaching achievements,
academic commitment, and the willingness to conduct
interdisciplinary cooperative research in coordinated research
alliances. For career development, an accompanying procedure and
proper mentoring are offered.


Division II - Informatics, Economics, and Societ, Department of
Informatics, Institute of Theoretical Informatics (ITI)
Contract duration: The initial appointment is for six years as a temporary civil servant or
as an employee. An interim evaluation is carried out in the third year
of service. If the final tenure evaluation is positive, the successful
candidate will be promoted to a tenured full professorship (W3) in
accordance with §15 (2) KITG.

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Personalservice (PSE)
Kaiserstraße 12
76131 Karlsruhe

Starting date: As soon as possible

Application up to: 10.03.2019

Contact person in linemanagement:

For specific enquiries regarding this position please contact Prof. Dr.
Bernhard Beckert, email:


Applications with the required documents (curriculum vitae, degree
certificates as well as a list of publications) and a perspective paper
that takes the above-mentioned challenge into account (maximum of
two pages) should be sent by e-mail, preferably compiled into a single
PDF document, to:

KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially
encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially
considered if equally qualified.

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