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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Professor of Cognitive Systems, University of Bremen, GERMANY


Professor of Cognitive Systems
The University of Bremen, a mid-sized university with approximately 250 professorships and 19,000 
students, offers a broad range of disciplines and competes internationally in top-level research. 
With an ambitious institutional strategy the university was successful in the Excellence Initiative
as one of eleven universities in Germany. 

The University of Bremen, Faculty of Mathematics and 
Informatics, invites applications for the permanent position of Professor of Cognitive Systems 
(W2 / W3  Associate or Full Professor level, depending on qualifications). Application Code P 

The successful applicant will represent the field of Cognitive Systems in research and 
teaching. He /
she should have an excellent research and publication record in one or more of 
the following areas:

	Cognitive architectures / computational cognitive models
	Spatial cognition
	Perception-based representation and processing of high-level cognitive concepts
	Interaction of perceptual and representational modalities
	Human-centered cognitive assistance systems (e.g. architecture, geography)
	Cognitive systems interacting with their environment and with humans
	Spatial and temporal reasoning
	Adaptive and learning cognitive systems

The DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition and the Center for Computing 
Technologies (TZI) are institutes of the University of Bremen. The campus-based branch of the 
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is associated. Cooperation with one or 
more of these institutions is desired.

The successful candidate will teach courses, seminars, and student projects in the informatics, 
digital media, and / or systems engineering curricula at undergraduate and graduate levels. 
Teaching languages are English and German. Experimental initiatives, didactic innovation, and 
contributions to the internationalization of the University of Bremen are expected. The successful 
applicant is expected to have or to acquire working competence in the German language.

The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the universitys research funding through 
the acquisition of research grants and to contribute to research and technology transfer.

Prerequisites for an appointment are an outstanding pertinent doctoral degree, additional scientific
achievements, international visibility, as well as didactic engagement.

The University of Bremen intends to further increase the share of women in academic employment; 
women are explicitly encouraged to apply. Applicants with a migratory background and international 
applications are highly welcome!

Disabled candidates will receive preferred consideration over equally qualified contenders.

Applications should include a statement of purpose, CV, a list of publications, copies of 
credentials, references, and the Application Code P 1/13. 

Applications should be sent electronically (preferably in a single pdf file) to 

For further information, please contact the Dean of the Faculty for Mathematics and Informatics, 

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schill 

University of Bremen
FB 3, 
PO Box 330 440,

Application deadline:  31 March 2013