Chair (W3) of Software Engineering for Product Virtualization

Dresden (DE)
27 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Software and Multimedia Technology and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are seeking to fill at the earliest possible date the position of a

Chair (W3) of
Software Engineering for Product Virtualization

combined with the position of the

of the DLR Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualization

in a joint appointment procedure. The successful candidate will be appointed professor at TU Dresden and will be granted leave of absence for the purpose of heading the DLR Institute in Dresden. 

The future holder of this position is expected to fulfill teaching duties of 2 SWS (weekly lecturing hours per semester) in the  study programs of the Faculty of Computer Science, in particular, in the international master program „Computational Modeling and Simulation“.The skills for conducting lectures in the English language arerequired. The duties include participation in academic selfadministration.

The focus of research of the DLR Institute is strategic research and development of software platforms as a basis for the competence in virtual system engineering of the German aerospace research. The institute will perform basic research as well as applied research mainly for aerospace, but also support the DLR institutes focusing on aerospace, transport, and energy. At the same time, a close research cooperation with TU Dresden will be pursued.

This position requires a person with a sound knowledge of methodological foundations as well as specific application areas in software engineering and modeling of the life cycle of virtual products, especially with respect to data-intensive systems on massively parallel and heterogeneous HPC architectures. Applicants should have an excellent record of internationally renowned academic achievements in – preferably – several of the following focus areas:

  • Foundations and application of the use of high-fidelity simulation methods in all phases of a production cycle – in particular in the application area of aerospace.
  • Software and systems engineering for design, test, and operation of virtual products using methods for virtual and incremental certification.
  • Software and systems engineering for high-scaling multi-domain simulation frameworks, simulation languages, and workflow development environments for virtual products.
  • Innovative programming concepts like domain-specific languages or equation-based simulation languages, component models, and model-driven software development.
  • Data extraction and analysis of design and runtime data of virtual products.
  • Resilient and secure software infrastructures, especially for virtual products.

Excellent international publications, international cooperation projects and collaboration with industry are of particular importance. Perennial experience in heading large research groups or institutions, competencies in successful application for third-party funds, experience in developing regional, national, and international interdisciplinary cooperation projects as well as heading and conducting interdisciplinary projects and working groups are necessary prerequisites. Candidates are expected to have excellent communication, motivation and team skills. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 58 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). A Habilitation or equivalent qualifications are a prerequisite.

For scientific information please contact the Faculty of Computer Science, Ms Christine Leonhardi, +49 351 463 38215 and the DLR-Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualization, Prof. Dr. Norbert Kroll, +49 531 2952440. 

TU Dresden and DLR seek 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 (Ms Dr.-Ing. Iris Braun, +49 351 463-38063) and the Equal Opportunities Officer of DLR (Ms Dr. Andrea Koch-Kraft, +49 228 3821-1552) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities at TU Dresden (Ms Birgit Kliemann, +49 351 463-33175) and at DLR (Mr Michael Falk, +49 2203 601-3271).

Please send you application together with a tabular resume, a comprehensive account of your scientific career, a list of publications, a catalogue of your teaching activities and third party funds, a teaching evaluation (if available), and a certified copy of your highest academic degree as well as your concept for teaching and research as hard copy until 17.05.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Informatik, Herrn Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Uwe Aßmann, 01062 Dresden and to: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt,  Mitglied des Vorstands, Herrn Prof. Rolf Henke, Linder Höhe, 51147 Köln and additionally as electronic copy via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it to

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