Professor of Software Engineering
University of Tubingen Department of Computer Science

Tenure-Track Professor of Software Engineering (m/f/d)

Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science

Application deadline : 27.11.2020

The Department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Science at the University of Tübingen, Germany, invites applications for the position of

Tenure-Track Professor of Software Engineering (m/f/d)

Starting date: January 1, 2021.

A successful candidate for this position will strengthen the education of students in all computer science and cognitive science programs. The position has a teaching load of four hours per week prior to interim evaluation, and six hours thereafter.

The Department of Computer Science seeks applications from outstanding individuals who have a proven international record of excellent research in the area of software engineering, in particular in one or more of the following research topics: 

  • Software Development (Continuous Integration, DevOps, Refactoring, Recommender Systems, 
  • Projectional Editing, Reverse Engineering, Software Life Cycle, Product Line Engineering) 
  • Program Comprehension and Visualization (Program Analysis)
  • Software Validation (Testing, Debugging)
  • Non-sequential Programs (asynchronous, concurrent, probabilistic) 
  • Repository Mining (Data Mining for Software Engineering)
  • Didactics of Programming and Software Engineering
  • Software Security

The chosen candidate will contribute to the central area of practical computer science. Participation in academic self-administration of the university and in the committees of the Department of Computer Science are expected. The successful candidate has the opportunity to contribute to the Cyber Valley Initiative of the state of Baden-Württemberg and the new Cluster of Excellence "Machine Learning in Science".

Required qualifications include an outstanding doctoral thesis in a pertinent field, recognizable potential for internationally visible publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals, successful grant applications, and teaching experience. 

Applicants for a tenure-track professorship with a PhD from Tübingen must have changed universities after completing their doctorates or have worked in academia for at least two years somewhere other than the University of Tübingen. 

If the final evaluation after six years is positive, this professorship will be upgraded to a full (W3) professorship with no re-advertising of the position. Detailed information on the criteria underlying the interim evaluation and promotion to the tenured position may be found in our guidelines for tenure review under the following link: There you can also find information on this employment category.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Applicants must be in an early stage of their career; those who have completed a habilitation will therefore be excluded.

Applications with supporting documents (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and teaching experience, certificates/diplomas) as well as a teaching statement and a research statement including collaboration plans, along with the completed application form ( should be sent by email as a single PDF-file to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rosenstiel, University of Tuebingen, Germany (careerspam by November 27, 2020. Enquiries may be directed to this address.

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