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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

W3 Professorship in Logic and Theory of Discrete Systems, GERMANY


-Vacancy announcement at RWTH Aachen University, Germany: -Full Professor (W3) in Theoretical Computer Science (Logic and Theory of discrete Systems) -(Succession of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. W. Thomas)


The Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Natural Sciences are seeking qualified applicants
for teaching and research in the area of theoretical computer science.  The starting date is October
1, 2012.  The research focus of this professorship is the theory of discrete systems based on mathematical
logic and automata theory, aimed at applications in various fields of computer science, such as 
modelling, specification, verification and synthesis.

We expect an active involvement in all informatics curricula, as well as in courses for other areas.
The successful candidate is expected to maintain collaboration with other disciplines at RWTH Aachen 

A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, a habilitation (post- doctoral lecturing qualification),
an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or
university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable.  Outstanding
teaching abilities and a strong commitment to teaching are essential. It is expected that applicants
will be able to teach in German within five years.

Informal confidential enquiries may be made to Professor Joost- Pieter Katoen, Head of the Selection
Committee, on tel: +49 241 8021200 or email:

Your application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching, a cover letter 
stating research aims, and a CV and should be directed to:

     An den Dekan der Fakultt fu?r Mathematik, Informatik und
            Naturwissenschaften der RWTH Aachen
     Prof. Dr. G. Hi, Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany.

   *** The (firm) deadline for applications is May 20, 2011. ***

Working towards equal opportunities.