The Tübingen AI Center at the University of Tübingen invites applications for a full professor position in machine learning and intelligent systems, to start as soon as possible.
They also welcome applications from candidates interested in affiliating with the newly established ELLIS Research Institute. The position provides generous, permanent core funding (e.g. for PhD students or postdocs) and substantially reduced teaching responsibilities.
About the Tübingen AI Center
The Tübingen AI Center is dedicated to building learning systems that are safe, robust, and benefit society. Going beyond the limitations of today's learning algorithms, we aspire to push the boundaries in numerous aspects of artificial intelligence including learning, causal reasoning, commonsense understanding, as well as interaction with humans, networks, markets, and society at large. We invite applications in all areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and related disciplines, including foundation models, natural language processing, or machine learning in medicine, health, chemistry, biology or other sciences.
The Tübingen AI Center is a joint research hub between the University of Tübingen and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, situated in Tübingen's rapidly growing science and technology campus. The center is home to fourteen faculty at the full professor level, and will expand by ten more over the next five years with a commitment to increasing diversity of the team. We maintain close links to ELLIS, a Europe-wide research network in machine learning, as well as to the Cyber Valley initiative that connects researchers with startups and industry in the area.
Internationally renowned candidates who pursue compelling long-term research agendas that complement and extend our expertise. Applications should explicitly articulate how the candidate extends and complements the existing capability in Tübingen.
Competitive budgets and compensation packages, with permanent funds allocated for research staff. Candidates may also consider applying to parallel or future calls of the newly established ELLIS Research Institute for potential co-affiliation; in the case of parallel offers, we intend to optimally coordinate them.
Candidates will be evaluated based on their potential for further growth in scientific excellence, considering past scientific contributions as well as the novelty, creativity, and uniqueness of their research vision.
Required qualifications include a PhD or equivalent degree with exceptional expertise in machine learning as well as postdoctoral qualifications and teaching experience equivalent to the requirements of a full professorship. Teaching and research are conducted in English.
The University of Tübingen is committed to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Female scientists, in particular, are explicitly invited to apply, as are international candidates. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.
For more information on professorships, the hiring process, and the German academic system, please visit our University of Tübingen application-page.
The center is located near Stuttgart in the historic university town of Tübingen, a beautiful location in southwest Germany close to a large natural preserve. Major cities such as Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt can be reached within a few hours by public transport. Stuttgart airport, with many direct flights to major international cities, is just half an hour away.
Submitting your application
To submit your application, please upload the following documents by 15 January 2024 via the link above:
- Filled application form, saved as LastName_Form_W3_yyyymmdd.pdf
- Documents merged in a single pdf, saved as LastName_Documents_W3_yyyymmdd.pdf
Cover letter with your research statement
CV including a list of publications
- Copies of relevant certificates (PhD degree and higher)
As an alternative to the upload, you can also send the application documents with the subject “Full Professor ML & IS” to the Central Office of the Tübingen AI Center. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Central Office of the Tübingen AI Center.
Our privacy notice, which details how your personal information is processed as part of our appointment procedures, can be found here.
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