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Ref. No. P2111

The School of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics is seeking applications from candidates for teaching and research at TUHH in the subject of Control Systems. Applicants are expected to have an excellent track record in foundational research and practical implementation in this area, as well as experience in international and national research collaborations and acquiring third-party research grants. A strong interest in interdisciplinary work with other engineering sciences present at TUHH is mandatory.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates with a background in control methods for meshed and/or distributed systems, model predictive control, or deterministic and stochastic systems control, as well as related implementations. Application scenarios might include but are not limited to:

  • Distributed power systems
  • Swarm robotics
  • Digital twins and smart factories
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Joint control and communications, in particular for wireless Internet of Things (IoT) networks.

      The future Professor of Control Systems is expected to offer courses in the Electrical Engineering and the Process and Chemical Engineering programs, as well as related degree programs both at the undergraduate and graduate level, and to engage in the further development of the curricula offered by TUHH. The ability to teach undergraduate courses in German is expected.

        The professorship is due to commence in the winter term 2023/2024.

        The deadline for applications is February 3, 2022.

        TUHH acknowledges exceptional and innovative teaching achievements and capabilities. Successful applicants will therefore contribute to its prominent profile of innovative teaching methods with high-quality undergraduate (B.Sc.) and graduate (M.Sc.) courses.

        TUHH is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes and encourages applications from women. Women are underrepresented among professors at the TU Hamburg. They will therefore be given preferential consideration in the case of equivalent qualifications. Applications by disabled persons with equal qualifications will be given preference.

        Applications can be submitted in German or English. Please upload your application (including CV, Ref. No., a list of publications, relevant certificates, overview of research activities and teaching experience). 

        For questions, please contact the Vice President Research, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Irina Smirnova, via e-mail

        Please note that the specification of professors' responsibilities is subject to review at regular intervals in accordance with Section 12 (7) of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG). The hiring requirements according to Section 15 HmbHG apply. To find out more about the hiring process and hiring requirements please visit

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