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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty V

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin (TU Ber­lin) - Fac­ulty V – Mech­an­ical Engin­eer­ing and Trans­port Sys­tems – Insti­tute of Psy­cho­logy and Ergo­nom­ics invites applic­a­tions for a

Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor - salary grade W3

in the field of Psy­cho­logy of Action and Auto­ma­tion.

Work­ing field:

Teach­ing and con­duct­ing research in the area of Psy­cho­logy of Action and Auto­ma­tion, includ­ing fun­da­ment­als, meth­ods and applic­a­tions. Exper­i­mental research in the field of Psy­cho­logy of Action (e.g. psy­cho-motor­ics, per­cep­tion, atten­tion, mul­ti­task­ing) and applic­a­tion-ori­ented research in the field of Psy­cho­logy of Auto­ma­tion (e.g. inter­act­ing with assist­ance or cyber-phys­ical sys­tems) form the focus of the aca­demic chair’s research port­fo­lio. The courses offered are inten­ded primar­ily for stu­dents of the inter­dis­cip­lin­ary Mas­ter's Pro­gram Human Factors, but also for stu­dents of other Bach­elor’s and Mas­ter’s degree pro­grams at the TU Ber­lin, espe­cially in the fields of mech­an­ical engin­eer­ing, trans­port­a­tion engin­eer­ing and com­puter sci­ence.


Can­did­ates must ful­fill the require­ments for appoint­ment at the pro­fessor level in com­pli­ance with § 100 Ber­lHG (Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act), includ­ing a uni­versity degree, qual­i­fied achieve­ments in research (PhD, prefer­ably in Psy­cho­logy of Action or Engin­eer­ing Psy­cho­logy), addi­tional aca­demic achieve­ments (Habil­it­a­tion or equi­val­ent) and ped­ago­gical didactic qual­i­fic­a­tions demon­strated by a per­tin­ent teach­ing port­fo­lio and teach­ing eval­u­ations (fur­ther inform­a­tion avail­able on the TUB web­site, quick access 144242).
Applic­ants should have very good exper­i­ence and per­form­ance in both teach­ing and research in the field of exper­i­mental Psy­cho­logy of Action (e.g., psy­cho-motor­ics, per­cep­tion, atten­tion or mul­ti­task­ing), and/or Psy­cho­logy of Auto­ma­tion (e.g., inter­ac­tion with assist­ance or cyber-phys­ical sys­tems).
If the pre­vi­ous focus has been on one of these areas only, con­crete con­nec­tions to the other area should be vis­ible. The required expert­ise has to be doc­u­mented through inter­na­tional pub­lic­a­tions, suc­cess­ful third-party fund­ing and a per­tin­ent teach­ing port­fo­lio. Fur­ther­more, exper­i­ences from inter­dis­cip­lin­ary co-oper­a­tions in the fields of Psy­cho­logy of Action and/or Psy­cho­logy of Auto­ma­tion are desir­able, prefer­ably with engin­eers and/or com­puter sci­ent­ists, as well as a will­ing­ness to integ­rate issues related to gender research into their research and teach­ing.
The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate is expec­ted to assume respons­ib­il­ity for lead­er­ship and man­age­ment of an aca­demic chair and its employ­ees and should pos­sess the requis­ite skills for the advance­ment of junior schol­ars and women, as well as gender and diversity com­pet­ence and act­ive com­mit­ment to know­ledge and tech­no­logy trans­fer and sci­ence com­mu­nic­a­tion.
Teach­ing is to be con­duc­ted in Ger­man and Eng­lish. Excel­lent Eng­lish skills are required. Non-Ger­man speak­ing applic­ants are expec­ted to be will­ing to learn Ger­man.

How to ap­ply:

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin is determ­ined to increase the pro­por­tion of women in research and teach­ing and there­fore strongly encour­ages qual­i­fied female research­ers to apply. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin is a cer­ti­fied fam­ily-friendly higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tion, and our Dual Career Ser­vice offers assist­ance to you and your fam­ily when relo­cat­ing to Ber­lin. Applic­a­tions from abroad are expli­citely wel­come.

It is inten­ded to con­duct the applic­a­tion pro­ced­ure in Eng­lish. Please send your applic­a­tion in Eng­lish until 05.11.2020 with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the appro­pri­ate doc­u­ments (CV, cop­ies of grades and titles, teach­ing port­fo­lio, list of pub­lic­a­tions and lec­ture courses, descrip­tion of research areas and grants) in max. 3 PDF-files only by e-mail to

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