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Professor of Cognitive Systems

Permanent Faculty Position
Gracia Kranz
Ingrid Friedrichs


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 1/13. 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 university’s 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, 28334 Bremen Germany

Application deadline: 31 March 2013