The Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for a position of a

Full Professorship (W3) Control and Cyber-Physical Systems

effective 01-APR-2021 or later.

We are looking for an experienced researcher with excellent scientific credentials and international visibility in one or more of the following research areas in the field of control engineering:

  • Development of novel control methods, e.g., in the domain of model predictive control and fault-tolerant control
  • Analysis and control of mechatronic and cyberphysical systems
  • Control under latency, bandwidth and capacity limitations (networked control)
  • Analysis and control of multi-agent systems and spatially distributed systems (control of networked systems, cooperative control)
  • Artificial intelligence in automation and control

Emphasis is put on engineering and technological research questions. The professorship should engage in interdisciplinary research collaboration with other groups in the department, within other departments and with research and industrial partners.

An excellent doctorate degree, pedagogical and didactic skills as well as appropriate professional experiences (habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements) are required. Applicants are expected to participate in academic teaching concerning Bachelor and Master courses, especially in the specialisation 'Automation Technology' in our master programme and the 'Mechatronics' programme respectively.

Technische Universität Darmstadt is an autonomous university with broad excellence in research, an interdisciplinary profile, and an explicit focus area in Engineering Science and Information and Communication Technology. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is one of the major leaders in research and teaching and is regularly ranked within the top German departments.

The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German "W-Besoldung" and subject to negotiations between the applicant and the university directorate. The regulations for employment are specified under §§ 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Hofmann, phone: +49 6151 16- 20256, email:

Applications should be submitted in English and should include a cover letter with research and teaching statements, a curriculum vitae including the academic career path, a research and teaching concept, a list of publications, copies of relevant diplomas and certificates and an overview of previous teaching experiences (including evaluation results).

Applications should be sent to: Technische Universität Darmstadt, Deanery Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Application W3-Professorship Control and Cyber-Physical Systems, Code No. 748, Fraunhoferstrasse 4, D-64283 Darmstadt, Germany, preferably in electronic form as a single PDF to the following email address:

Code No. 748

Published on

December 18, 2019

Application deadline

February 14, 2020