The Tübingen AI Center invites early-career scientists to explore a unique tenure track opportunity at the University of Tübingen in machine learning and intelligent systems.
This position leads to a permanent appointment as full professor (W3) via a simplified appointment procedure, subject to a positive evaluation of the tenure track holder. In that case, the full professorship (W3), which comes with generous, core funding (e.g. for PhDs or postdocs) and substantially reduced teaching responsibilities, need not be re-advertised.
The Tübingen AI Center is seeking early stage PhD graduates who want to join a richly collaborative and prospering research environment with a highly attractive long-term perspective. We also welcome applicants interested in joining the newly established ELLIS Research Institute.
About the Tübingen AI Center:
The Tübingen AI Center is dedicated to building learning systems that are safe, robust, and benefit society. Going beyond the limitations of today's learning algorithms, we aspire to push the boundaries in numerous aspects of artificial intelligence including learning, causal reasoning, commonsense understanding, as well as interaction with humans, networks, markets, and society at large. We invite applications in all areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and related disciplines, including foundation models, natural language processing, or machine learning in medicine, health, chemistry, biology or other sciences.
The Tübingen AI Center is a joint research hub between the University of Tübingen and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, situated in Tübingen's rapidly growing science and technology campus. The center is home to fourteen faculty at the full professor level, and will expand by ten more over the next five years with a commitment to increasing diversity of the team. We maintain close links to ELLIS, a Europe-wide research network in machine learning, as well as to the Cyber Valley initiative that connects researchers with startups and industry in the area.
Candidates who pursue compelling research agendas that complement and extend our expertise, and who have achieved international visibility and scientific impact even at an early stage in their career. Applications should explicitly articulate how they extend and complement the existing capability in Tübingen. The advertised position comes with a clear and streamlined tenure track process leading to a full professorship (W3).
Competitive budgets and compensation packages, with permanent funds allocated for research staff. Candidates may also consider applying to parallel or future calls of the newly established ELLIS Research Institute for potential co-affiliation; in the case of parallel offers, we intend to optimally coordinate them.
Candidates will be evaluated based on their potential for further growth in scientific excellence, considering past scientific contributions as well as the novelty, creativity, and uniqueness of their research vision.
Required qualifications comprise an exceptional dissertation in a related field with expertise in machine learning and publications in top-tier journals and conferences as well as pedagogical aptitude.
The University of Tübingen is committed to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Female scientists, in particular, are explicitly invited to apply, as are international candidates. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.
For more information on professorships, the hiring process, and the German academic system, please visit our University of Tübingen application-page. The appointment prerequisites of § 51 LHG apply. Detailed information on the criteria underlying the interim evaluation and promotion to the tenured position can be found below.
The center is located near Stuttgart in the historic university town of Tübingen, a beautiful location in southwest Germany close to a large natural preserve. Major cities such as Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt can be reached within a few hours by public transport. Stuttgart airport, with many direct flights to major international cities, is just half an hour away.
Submitting your application
To submit your application, please upload the following documents by 15 January 2024 via the link above:
- Filled application form, saved as LastName_Form_TT_yyyymmdd.pdf
- Documents merged in a single pdf, saved as LastName_Documents_TT_yyyymmdd.pdf
Cover letter with your research statement
CV including a list of publications
- Copies of relevant certificates (PhD degree and higher)
As an alternative to the upload, you can also send the application documents with the subject “Tenure Track ML & IS” to the Central Office of the Tübingen AI Center. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Central Office of the Tübingen AI Center.
Our privacy notice, which details how your personal information is processed as part of our appointment procedures, can be found here.
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