Technische Universität Darmstadt is an autonomous university with broad excellence in research, an interdisciplinary profile, and an explicit focus on engineering sciences. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is among the largest departments and is regularly ranked within the top group of its peers in Germany and Europe.

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

Full Professorship (W3) or Assistant Professorship (W2 with Tenure Track) for Signal Theory and Statistical Learning

We are looking for

  • an experienced scientist/researcher with excellent scientific credentials and international visibility or
  • an internationally outstanding researcher in an early career phase with excellent contributions and promising potential

in at least one in the following research areas:

  • Theory and methods of statistical inference
  • Robust statistical signal processing
  • Statistical learning theory
  • Theoretical performance analysis and interpretability of signal processing methods
  • Guarantees and interpretability of statistical learning methods
  • New trends in statistical signal and learning theory

Based on signal theory and statistical inference, the professorship will develop new statistical procedures and analysis methods to make machine learning explainable and reproducible, and to quantify and provide guarantees for learning success.

The professorship should engage in interdisciplinary research collaboration with other groups in the department, within other departments and with research and industrial partners.

Within the full professorship the regulations for employment are specified under §§ 67 and 68 HessHG (Hessian Higher Education Act). 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 assistant professorship is designated as a qualification professorship according to §70 HessHG (Hessian Higher Education Act). Accordingly, the duration of the academic activity during and after the doctorate should generally not exceed nine years or the scientific activity after the doctorate four years. Furthermore, applicants should have completed their doctorate at a university other than TU Darmstadt or have worked scientifically outside TU Darmstadt for at least two years after completing their doctorate.

The assistant professorship is initially limited to six years and comes with the option of a tenured professorship after a successfully completed tenure process. The tenure process, which can be initiated one and a half years before the end of the assistant professorship, evaluates the corresponding achievements in research and teaching. After a successful probationary phase of six years, the immediate transition to a tenured professorship W2 is granted, for which a W3 professorship can be applied for after a further five years. For further information, please see the tenure guidelines of Technische Universität Darmstadt. Remuneration follows the German W-Besoldung at level W2 Hessisches Besoldungsgesetz. A comparable employment relationship is possible.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees 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.

Further enquiries concerning the position may be addressed to the head of the selection committee, Prof. Rolf Findeisen ( ; phone number: +49 6151/16-25200).

Applications should be in English and 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). The cover letter should contain a statement about the in-tended professorship level (W3 or W2 with tenure track). Applications should be sent preferably as a single PDF via email to: with the subject: “Application Signal Theory and Statistical Learning No 6”
or to:
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Deanery Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Application Signal Theory and Statistical Learning No 6, Fraunhoferstrasse 4 D-64283 Darmstadt, Germany

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Code No. 6

Published on

January 20, 2023

Application deadline

March 15, 2023