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Current status of application procedure

  • Appointment offer to the first-placed candidate (31.07.2020)
Due to success within the “Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses” (german tenure track programme), the Faculty of Technology at Bielefeld University invite applications for a

Junior Professorship (W1 with Tenure Track W2) for Multimodal Behavior Processing

starting as soon as possible.

Candidates should be excellent junior scientists and be able to contribute to research and teaching in one or several of the following areas: social signal processing, multimodal interaction processing, human performance capture.
The successful candidate will be able to support our strong interdisciplinary research on real-time interactive systems in virtual reality through work on the recognition or interpretations of interaction-related multimodal user signals or behavior, e.g., facial expressions, gesture, gaze, attention, emotion.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the interdisciplinary research center “Cognitive Interaction Technology” (CITEC) at Bielefeld University, and should be open to interdisciplinary cooperation within the department and the university.

Candidates are expected to have strong teaching capabilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to provide lectures in basic computer science as well as in their specialized topics. They should participate actively in the development of the bachelor, master, and PhD programs in computer science.

Appointment requires a university degree and a qualified PhD in a relevant subject as well as pedagogical aptitude. The contract will initially be for three years, with the possibility of extension for another three years, given a positive intermediate evaluation. If the final evaluation is positive, the position will be transformed into a permanent W2 professorship. Evaluations are regulated according to the statute for tenure track W1 professorships.

W1 tenure tracks are a firmly established equal-opportunity employment variant at Bielefeld University. Tenure track professors are offered a target-group-specific personnel development programme providing support when first coming to Bielefeld, in preparing for the interim evaluation, in preparing for the tenure evaluation, and in organizing – after a positive evaluation – the transitional phase to a W2 professorship.

Applications from suitably qualified handicapped and severely handicapped persons are explicitly encouraged.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognised as a family friendly university. The University welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard both to academic and technical posts as well as positions in information technology and trades and crafts. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the state equal opportunity statutes.

Applications including the usual documents (CV, list of publications with the ten most important highlighted, 2-page research and teaching concept, copies of academic certifications) are to be sent as a pdf document (one file) by November 6, 2019 to:


or in letter form to:

Universität Bielefeld
Dekan der Technischen Fakultät
Postfach 100131
33501 Bielefeld.

Please do not send application portfolios and submit photocopies only (no original documents) as all application papers will be destroyed after the selection procedure!

Please note that risks to confidentiality and unauthorized access by third parties cannot be ruled out when communicating via unencrypted e-mail. Information on the processing of personal data can be found at: https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/Universitaet/Aktuelles/Stellenausschreibungen/2019_DS-Hinweise_englisch.pdf .