Full Professorship for Computer Architecture
University of Freiburg, Faculty of Engineering


W 3 professorship for computer architecture (successor Prof. Becker)


The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) for Computer Architecture (Successor of Prof. Becker) in the Department of Computer Science. | term for filing application: 31.12.2019


Consider making the switch to the University of Freiburg: It is one of the most renowned and strongest research universities in Germany, with a history spanning more than 500 years. You'll engage in top-notch research and teaching with a unique spectrum of disciplines, perspectives, and people - right in the heart of one of Germany's most beautiful cities.
The University of Freiburg's human resources policy is oriented toward the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. The university is committed to the goal of creating a family-friendly university.

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) for Computer Architecture (Successor of Prof. Becker)
in the Department of Computer Science.
Fulltime position, Start-date: 01.04.2021

The professorship shall focus both in research and teaching in the field of computer architecture. Candidates must have an excellent track record in at least one and preferably a combination of multiple of the following research fields: 

  • hardware design (theory and practice)
  • hardware/software co-design
  • testing and verification
  • security
  • embedded systems / cyber-physical systems
  • parallel systems

Strong candidates follow a research strategy that includes well-founded basic research in combination with convincing application cases with reference to practical implementations. The university expects interest in the collaboration with other professorships at the department as well as in introductory courses and continuing education programs. Plans for cooperation within one of the clusters of excellence or the Centre for Security and Society are appreciated.

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected. 

The following application documents are to be submitted: 

  • Curriculum vitae, certificates of degrees and academic qualifications as well as references
  • Complete list of papers and invited lectures, specifying the 5 most important publications; an existing Google Scholar Profile should be free from mistakes
  • Research profile and research statement about the planned scientific work
  • Record of lectures given so far and teaching statement
  • Record of projects acquired; the respective funding amount attributed to the own group should be apparent
We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

Please send in a complete and convincing application and a print version of with the above-mentioned supporting documents including the reference number 00000771, by date 31.12.2019 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:
University of Freiburg
Faculty of Engineering
Georges-Koehler-Allee 101
79110 Freiburg, Germany

via e-mail in a single file: dekanat@tf.uni-freiburg.de

For further information, please contact Herrn Dr. Rainer Giersiepen on the phone number +49 761 203-8085 or E-Mail rainer.giersiepen@sonne.uni-freiburg.de. Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the .
General and legal remarks:

Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - German General Equal Treatment Act).
Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

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