Professorship for Research and Teaching in “Physical Human-Machine Interfaces” (m/f) at University of Applied Sciences Augsburg


Company: University of Applied Sciences Augsburg

Location: Augsburg, Germany
Type: Full-Time
Category: Teaching


We are looking for a designer personality with excellent qualifications in the field of industrial or product design with the focal points “Human-Machine Interfaces” and “Physical Interaction”.

The candidate who is chosen for this position will be active at the interface between design disciplines and technical issues. He or she must be able to combine both aspects in a technically and socially competent manner. As well as an instinct for ground-breaking new technology, excellent analytical skills in evaluating the sustainability and transferability of these technologies to application-oriented teaching and research represent a fundamental prerequisite.

This professorship is advertised and occupied in the context of the Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern (Digitalisation Centre Bavaria, ZD.B), the key ele- ment of the BAYERN DIGITAL digitalisation strategy. The candidate is ex- pected to work together with the ZD.B office in Garching near Munich (website: and incorporate their research work into the ZD.B’s projects and activities.

The remaining teaching load at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences’ Faculty of Design is limited to 9 semester periods per week. Willingness to teach basic subjects and hold lectures in English is a prerequisite. Ideally, the candidate should have experience in obtaining and conducting projects involving third party funding. His or her tasks will also include active cooperation in the further development of the Faculty of Design as well as involvement in the committees and self-administration of the University.

How To Apply:

A completed course of study at a university of applied sciences and teaching aptitude are requirements for this position. In addition, the candidate must possess the particular ability to perform academic work, which can generally be demonstrated by the quality of a PhD. The particular ability to perform artistic and/or applied academic work can also be demonstrated by certificates of PhD-comparable achievements.

Furthermore, particular accomplishments in applying or developing academic knowledge and methods in the context of at least five years’ professional experience, which must have been obtained after completion of the course of study and at least three years of which must have been gained outside of higher education institutions, are required. In exceptional cases, if a significant portion of professional duties were a cooperation between a higher education institution and external professional practice over a period of at least five years, this can be taken as evidence of professional practice gained outside of higher education institutions.

Appointment to the civil service can take place for anyone who is not yet over the age of 52. The Augsburg University of Applied Sciences promotes the equality of women in the workplace and strives to increase the proportion of women, particularly in the academic sector. Therefore, we expressly call on women to apply. In the case of broadly equal suitability, ability and professional achievements, severely disabled candidates are given preference.

Please observe the detailed employment requirements under:

Please send your informative application with evidence of your professional career as well as your design-related and academic work either by post or by email to the

President of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
An der Hochschule 1
86161 Augsburg
Or: Postfach 11 06 05
86031 Augsburg

The deadline for applications is the 7. November 2016.

Contact partner for queries:
Ms. Ilkay Knies, Tel. +49 (0)821/5586-3277