Junior Professorship (W1) in Smart Materials for Human-Computer Interaction 

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 20 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering the Institute of Acoustics and Speech Communication for the Cluster of Excellence “Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop” (CeTI), seeks to fill the

Junior Professorship (W1) in Smart Materials for Human-Computer Interaction 

at the earliest possible date, for a limited four-year contract. If the interim evaluation is positive, the employment contract will be extended to a total of six years. 

Evaluation criteria mutually agreed upon when the position is accepted will form the basis of the evaluation procedures. Essential elements of the  evaluation will be the scientific success in the form of subject-relevant and high-quality publications, successful acquisition of third-party research funds as well as related project management, promotion of young scientists as well as the development of innovative teaching contents for the field of “Smart Materials for Human-Computer Interaction” with positively evaluated teaching performances.

Research at CeTI aims at achieving significant breakthroughs for enhancing collaborations between humans and machines in real, virtual, and remote environments. The advertised Junior Professorship should bridge the gap and establish new links between material science and human-computer interaction (HCI). Special emphasis can be placed on advanced materials for novel user interfaces, shape-adaptive interactive systems, organic user interfaces, or morphing materials for HCI. The field is highly interdisciplinary and crucial for enhancing human-machine collaboration. 

You will co-operate with scientists from the CeTI, the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as the Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering and contribute to co-ordinated third-party research projects. We expect your commitment to engage in the study programs of both faculties and to perform teaching tasks. Your teaching tasks will initially comprise four academic hours per week. Your duties include active participation in academic self-administration. You should have a clear interest and some experience in researching at the interface between material science and HCI. 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 (SächsHSFG).

For further questions, please contact the head of the hiring committee, Prof. Ercan Altinsoy (phone +49 351 463-34253, email 

TU Dresden supports you with a program specifically tailored to your needs (YOU PROF program). Mentoring, various coaching sessions, and special continuing education programs and support offers provide active professional guidance throughout the duration of the temporary position of the Junior Professorship.

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence, we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from candidates with disabilities or those requiring additional support 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 Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ms. Marcella Oberst, phone +49 351 463-34756) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, phone +49 351 463-33175).

Please submit your application, including CV, description of your scientific career, a list of your scientific publications, and a list of courses taught, results of evaluations (preferably of the last three years) as well as a certified copy of the certificate of your highest academic degree as hard copy by May 20th, 2021 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service  applies) to: TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Bock, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden and in electronic form (CD, pen drive, etc.) or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal to   

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