UNIVERSITÄT TÜBINGEN - Two positions W3 Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems

The Tübingen AI Center invites applications for two full professorial positions in machine learning and intelligent systems, to start as of the next possible date. The position is tenured, and we also welcome applications from candidates seeking affiliation with the newly created ELLIS Research Institute. We are looking for candidates at various levels of experience.

Frist: 14.06.2023

The Tübingen AI Center aims at building learning systems that are safe, robust, and benefit society. Going beyond the limitations of today's learning algorithms, we envision broad advances in numerous aspects of intelligence including learning, causal reasoning, commonsense understanding, as well as interaction with humans, networks, markets, and society at large. We encourage applications in all areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and related disciplines.

The Tübingen AI Center is a joint research hub between the University of Tübingen and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. Embedded in Tübingen's rapidly growing science and technology campus, the center maintains close links to ELLIS, a Europe-wide research network in machine learning, as well as to the Cyber Valley initiative that connects researchers with startups and industry in the area. The center is home to fourteen faculty at the full professor level, a number that will increase by ten more over the next five years with an ambition to increase the diversity of the team. 

We seek internationally renowned candidates, advancing compelling long-term research agendas that complement and extend existing expertise (applications should explicitly articulate how the candidate extends and complements the existing capability in Tübingen). In the case of a parallel offer from the newly created ELLIS Research Institute, we plan to optimally coordinate the offers.

Applicants will be assessed against the prospects for further growth in scientific excellence, based in part on past scientific contributions and the novelty, creativity and uniqueness of their research vision.

Required qualifications include a PhD or equivalent degree as well as postdoctoral qualifications and teaching experience equivalent to the requirements of a full professorship. Teaching and research are conducted in English.

The University of Tübingen is committed to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. Female scientists, in particular, are explicitly invited to apply, as are applicants from outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

General information on professorships, hiring processes, and the German academic system can be found here: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/213700  

Location: The center is located near Stuttgart in the historic university town of Tübingen, a beautiful location in southwestern Germany near a large natural preserve. Major cities including Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt can be reached within a few hours by public transport. Stuttgart airport, with many direct flights to major international cities, can be reached within half an hour.

To submit your application, please upload the following documents via https://tuebingen.ai/careers  by 14 June 2023

  • Filled Application Form (download here: https://tuebingen.ai/careers)
  • Cover letter with your research statement, CV including list of publications and copies of relevant certificates (PhD degree and higher) in a single pdf 

As an alternative to the upload, you can also send the application documents with the subject “Professorship ML & IS” to the Central Office of the Tübingen AI Center (lynn.anthonissen@uni-tuebingen.de). Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Central Office of the Tübingen AI Center (lynn.anthonissen@uni-tuebingen.de).