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Professorship (W3) for Informatics with a focus on Software Technology

Universität Hamburg
Hamburg (DE), Germany
Closing date
Jul 8, 2024

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Professorship (W3) for Informatics with a focus on Software Technology

Institution: Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
Commencement of duties: Summer Semester 2025
Application deadline: 2024-07-18

Universität Hamburg-University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle "Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future" drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

Universität Hamburg offers data-intensive fields of application and various research opportunities in informatics through its core research areas Climate, Earth and Environment; Infection Research; Particle, Astro- and Mathematical Physics; Manuscript Cultures; and Neurosciences and Cognitive Systems. These interdisciplinary possibilities and broad-based core informatics make Hamburg the ideal location for research in informatics, artificial intelligence, and data science methods. Whether you are a researcher at the beginning of your career or an established expert, work with us to shape the excellent strategic development of Hamburg into an international data hub for informatics.


The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences is seeking a professor (W3) of informatics with a focus on software engineering.

Duties include conducting research and teaching in the field of software technology/​software engineering (methods and tools for the development, deployment, and use of software). Possible research foci include development processes, tool-supported analysis and operation of large software systems, design and test processes, software quality, AI engineering, quantum software engineering, empirical and data-driven methods in software engineering, software architecture as well as critical systems. Other focal topics may also be considered.

Participation in the University research areas (core research areas, emerging areas, and profile initiatives) is expected.

In collaboration with the Professorship of Applied Software Technology, the successful applicant will develop the area of complex systems engineering at the Department of Informatics and foster the collaboration with other universities and research institutions in Hamburg. Collaboration on the other department area of Information Governance Technologies, is also sought. The involvement in other University activities particularly in the House of Computing and Data Science (HCDS) is also desired.

Contributions to the degree programs at the department, particularly in undergraduate teaching, is expected. Willingness to teach basic programming and software engineering courses is particularly appreciated. Teaching other courses offered by the department is also expected.

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with an outstanding academic track record and research experience in the field of the professorship.

In addition to international recognition, applicants are expected to have an excellent track record of publications and projects in the field of software technology/​software engineering with research contributions to at least two specific research foci, which may include other focal topics than those listed above. Applicants should also demonstrate the willingness and ability to collaborate on the research areas of the department and the faculty as well as outside of these institutions, for example in particular application domains.

Additional information

Universität Hamburg values gender equality, diversity, and finding a balance between family life and working or studying. Integrating these values into teaching and management is expected. We also expressly encourage qualified women to apply.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non‑disabled applicants.

Instructions for applying


Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej
+49 40 42883‑2073

Prof. Dr. Hannes Federrath
+49 40 42883‑2358

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Application deadline

Upload all supporting documents as a single PDF:

cover letter
list of publications
proof of teaching experience
proof of experience and success in acquiring external funding and conducting externally funded projects
certificates and supporting documents
3 representative publications
course list
statement outlining your plans for future research and teaching
evaluations, if applicable
further supporting documents such as talks, posters, important positions within organizations, if applicable
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Section 15 Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) applies. The nature and scope of tasks are determined pursuant to Section 12 subsection 7 HmbHG.

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