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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

W3 professorship in Theoretical Computer Science, Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany),


Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

W3-Professorship of Theoretical Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the School of Engineering of
the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg offers a faculty position
(W3-Professorship) in

Theoretical Computer Science.

The successful candidate will represent the discipline of
Theoretical Computer Science in teaching and research.

Preferably, the main focus should include one of the areas

- Deduction,
- Program Verification and Synthesis,
- Algorithmic Game Theory and Learning Theory.

Willingness to participate in the basic education in Computer Science
and in other related programs of study is assumed.

Requirements for the appointment include a university degree, teaching
ability, a doctoral degree (Ph. D. or equivalent) and additional
accomplishments in research demonstrated by, e.g., a Habilitation or
an equivalent postdoctoral qualification.

Applicants should not be older than 52 years at the time of
appointment. Exceptions are possible, but depend on the consent of the
Bavarian Ministry of Science, Research and Art and the Bavarian
Ministry of Finances (article 10, paragraph 3, sentence 2 BayHSchPG).

The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is committed to increase the
number of women in research and teaching positions and especially
invites female scientists to apply.

In case of equal qualification, disabled applicants will be given

Applications including CV, list of publications, presentations and
teaching experience, copies of diplomas and certificates (university
degrees), and copies of the three most relevant publications
should be addressed to the dean of the School of Engineering (Dekan
der Technischen Fakultaet), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg,
Erwin-Rommel-Str. 60, 91058 Erlangen, Germany, no later than
1 February 2010. An additional electronic submission to is appreciated.