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Professorship (W2) Control Engineering and Intelligent Systems

Around 7,000 young people study and conduct research in attractive degree programs at Trier University of Applied Sciences. We are the university of applied sciences with the most research and third-party funding in Rhineland-Palatinate. This means that we offer excellent conditions for carrying out projects with regional and national industry.

The following position is available in the Department of Engineering at the main campus in Trier for the winter semester 2025/2026:

Professorship (W2)   - Control Engineering and Intelligent Systems

For this professorship, we are looking for a committed person who, after completing a university degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or physics, as well as related courses of study, has gained extensive experience with control engineering tasks relevant to industry in a responsible position and would now like to pass this on to our students in teaching and research.

The range of tasks of this position includes teaching in the fields of control engineering and measurement technology in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs of the department of electrical and mechanical engineering. Applicants must have proven scientific competence and qualified practical experience in the fields of control engineering and industrial information technology. Experience with artificial intelligence methods is also desirable. The willingness to teach basic courses is also required, as is the ability to offer courses in German and English.

In addition to a high level of commitment to teaching, participation in the academic self-administration of the university is expected. Research activities and industrial projects are expressly desired and can reduce the teaching load. We offer and expect committed cooperation in our team. In our department, we offer a professional, collegial and supportive environment with plenty of scope for carrying out applied research and transfer projects.

In addition, Trier University of Applied Sciences also offers various innovative and future-oriented research opportunities as well as international and interdisciplinary cooperation opportunities. The university offers all its employees a comprehensive range of continuing education courses. It is also certified as a family-friendly university and offers a wide range of childcare services as well as support and advice from its family service and dual career service.

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and Trier University of Applied Sciences advocate a supervision concept in which a high level of teacher presence at the university location is expected.

In addition to the broad requirements outlined in employment law, specific minimum standards must be met in the workplace.

  1. A completed university degree in (business) psychology is required, with additional certified coaching training being highly desirable.
  2. Demonstrated pedagogical aptitude, typically evidenced through experience in teaching, training, or relevant further education in higher education didactics.
  3. A strong aptitude for academic work, usually proven by a qualified doctorate.
  4. Remarkable achievements in applying or developing scientific knowledge and methods in a professional context for at least five years, with a minimum of three years of this experience gained outside the academic sector.

Eligibility for a lifetime civil servant appointment is contingent upon meeting the applicable legal criteria.

Trier University of Applied Sciences promotes equal opportunities for all employees and sees diversity as a great asset. In line with this commitment, we particularly welcome applications from women. Severely disabled persons and persons with disabilities with equal status according to § 2 para. 3 SGB IX will be given preferential consideration if they are suitable (please enclose proof).

If you have any questions, please contact the chairman of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Scherer ( or the secretariat (Tel. +49 651 8103-478).

Please send your application with the usual documents (letter of motivation, CV, certificates, proof of professional career, list of publications, outline of your teaching and research concept) in electronic form (as a summarized PDF file, named with the first name and surname, e.g. thomas-meier.pdf) to the President of Trier University of Applied Sciences by 15.08.2024. The file must be stored on the secure Seafile platform of the Rhineland-Palatinate universities:

The President of Trier University of Applied Sciences, P.O. Box 1826, D-54208 Trier

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