TUHH is a modern and dynamic university, striving for international excellence in research and teaching. It provides the ideal conditions for unlocking the knowledge and innovation potential of today’s technological challenges by combining its engineering expertise in the three focal areas of Green Technologies, Life Science Technologies and Aviation and Maritime Systems with cross-cutting research on digitalisation and new materials. As a part of its educational strategy, TUHH is developing new, international degree programmes for tomorrow’s engineers, building on its excellent reputation for innovation in teaching and learning for the engineering sciences.


Ref. No. P2102

The School of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics seeks applications for a professorship in Theoretical Computer Science. The successful candidate is expected to represent Theoretical Computer Science in research and teaching at TUHH. Qualified applicants are expected to have an excellent track record in fundamental research as well as a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration with engineering work groups at TUHH. TUHH particularly welcomes applications from scientists with a research focus including but not necessarily limited to one or more of the following:

  • Logic and computability
  • Models and algorithms for new computing architectures (cloud, in-memory, fine-grained complexity and others)
  • Model theory and game theory in verification
  • Algorithmic foundations of quantum computing
  • Computational models and theory for cyber-physical systems

      The position starts as junior professorship (W1), with a tenure track to full professorship (W3). While the position focuses on fundamental research, TUHH expects that candidates demonstrate an interest in applying their findings in engineering areas and collaborate with related research institutes at TUHH and its partners in the region. As Professor for Theoretical Computer Science, the successful candidate is expected to offer courses in computer science, engineering computer science, data science and related degree programmes, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, and to engage in the further development of the curricula offered by TUHH. This professorship is funded by the Joint Federal Government-Länder Tenure Track Programme (“Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses”). The appointment is due to commence in the 2021/22 winter term.

      The initial appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a further three years after a positive interim evaluation. Following another positive evaluation in the final year, the candidate will be tenured at the professorial level (W3).

      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. The courses are offered in English and German; a willingness to learn German is expected from non-German speakers. TUHH is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes and encourages applications from women. It is certified as a family-friendly university and supports dual careers. Applications by disabled persons with equal qualifications will be given preference.

      The deadline for applications is 29 April 2021.

      Applications can be submitted in German or English. Please upload your application (including covering letter, CV, Ref. No.: P2102 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

      The employment requirements according to § 18 HmbHG apply.

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