Full Professor in Artificial Intelligence for Smart Cities

Hochschule Darmstadt


At the Hochschule Darmstadt - University of Applied Sciences
Department of Computer Science,

the following position is to be filled starting October 01 2023:

Full Professor

Subject area: Artificial Intelligence for Smart Cities
and Foundations of Computer Science
Salary grade: W 2 HBesG (civil servant)
Reference number: I 05/23-P

We, the Hochschule Darmstadt – University of Applied Sciences (h_da), are one of the
five largest universities of applied sciences in Germany, located in the heart of the RhineMain-Neckar metropolitan region. More than 15,000 students study at bachelor's, master's
and doctoral level in 12 faculties. We offer a large range of disciplines integrating inter- and
transdisciplinarity in teaching and research. As a member of the European University of Technology + Alliance (EUt+), we are working towards the vision of a European university that offers novel, excellent study programms, carries out European research and transfer work and represents European values globally. Sustainable development is a strategically important goal for us that is implemented in teaching, research, transfer and the operation of our university.

The Hessian Centre for Artificial Intelligence (hessian.AI), which is supported by 13 Hessian
universities of different types, combines the existing strengths in Hessian AI research. Hochschule Darmstadt is a founding member of hessian.AI. The goal of hessian.AI is to provide
excellent research with practical relevance for answers to important challenges of our time
combined with the transfer to the economy and society. The state of Hesse is providing 38
million euros for the five-year start-up phase and is establishing additional professorships
such as the one advertised here.


• Profound knowledge and practical experience in the field of AI – preferably related
to smart cities – for example in the following areas and application domains:
- Machine learning, e.g. for energy optimisation
- Data mining, e.g. for learning from the data sets of citizens and offices
- Knowledge-based AI, e.g. Knowledge Graphs for citizen services
- Natural Language Processing, e.g. for social media analysis
- Computer Vision, e.g. for analysing satellite images
- Smart Mobility, e.g. for autonomous driving, traffic flow and parking space
- Time Series Forecasting / Anomaly Detection, e.g. for energy consumption
• Research experience, to be shown in a personal research profile with relevant
publications as well as activities envisaged in the case of appointment
• Fluent in English (comparable to C1 level, to be proven in the context of the
appointment lecture) and at least basic German skills (comparable to A2 level, to
be proven in the context of the interview)
• Gender and diversity competence.

• Practical teaching experience

• Active participation in the research bodies of Hochschule Darmstadt (e.g. Research Centre for Applied Computer Science), as well as supervision of doctoral
students. Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences has the authority to award
doctorates via the inter-university Doctoral Centre for Applied Computer Science.
• Implementation of research and/or practical projects as well as acquisition and
implementation of projects funded by third parties.
• Active collaboration in research activities of hessian.AI, as well as in the centre's
own teaching, further education and transfer formats.
• Transfer of research results in cooperation with regional partners such as Digitalstadt Darmstadt and the start-up centres HUB31 and TechQuartier.
• Taking on courses in the various programmes of the Computer Science department as well as hessian.AI in the form of classroom and online teaching formats,
also in English. If necessary, courses in computer science foundations are also to
be offered at other university departments.

Also expected:
• Continuing education in university didactics.
• Professional cooperation in the university network „European University of
Technology + (EUt+)", of which Hochschule Darmstadt is a member.
• Active participation in the self-administration of the department and the university.

The chair of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Humm (bernhard.humm@h-da.de),
will be happy to provide further details of the advertised professorship on request.

The duties, the requirements for appointment and the modalities of appointment for a
professorship result from §§ 67 and 68 as well as 75 and 76 of the Hessian Higher
Education Act.

As a signatory of the Diversity Charter, an appreciative working environment for all employees
regardless of origin and ethnicity, gender, age, sexual identity, disability, religion, world view
and social background is most important to us.

We have been awarded the seal of quality „Familienfreundliche Hochschule Land Hessen" (Familyfriendly university, State of Hesse) by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and for Sport.

We carry out a culturally fair selection process as part of diversity-conscious recruitment. Our aim is to remedy the under-representation of women within the scope of our Women's Promotion and Equality Plan, so we are particularly interested in applications from women. We also promote the employment of disabled
applicants, who are given priority if they have the same qualifications.

As an employee of Hochschule Darmstadt, you currently have the option of free use of local
public transport throughout the state (Hessian state ticket).

Please send your application proving the prerequisites, the ability to carry out independent
academic work, the pedagogical aptitude and the special achievements in practice together
with a list of relevant publications and the lectures held, quoting the above-mentioned
reference number, by April 15, 2023 in electronic form to:
(Attachment in one pdf file, max. 30 MB)

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