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Junior Professorship in “Modelling of Complex Self-organizing Systems” (salary scale W1).

WorkplaceKonstanz, Universitätsstrasse 10, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Duration3 Jahre
Occupation rate
Job Startsofort

The University of Konstanz, with its “Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research”, has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 (0) 7531 / 88 – 4016 und 88 - 2834).

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.

The University of Konstanz has been certified as a family-friendly institution by the Hertie Foundation and is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.

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The Department of Computer and Information Science and the Department of Biology are establishing a joint research centre with an interdisciplinary research focus on “Organismal Interaction Analysis”. The core research theme of this centre is the study of the collective animal behaviour. This Junior Professorship is of central importance within the planned centre for data driven analysis and formal modelling of complex, self-organizing collective behaviour of animal groups and swarms in reactive environments. We are looking for a renowned expert in modelling and analysis of spatial and dynamic aspects of complex systems with a clear focus on computer science and applications in the natural sciences.

The language of instruction in our advanced Bachelor and in our Master courses is English.

The appointment is initially for 3 years. Following a positive evaluation it can be extended to a maximum of 6 years.


Preconditions for a successful application are an academic degree, a doctoral degree, proven excellent capabilities to perform scientific research, and didactic aptitude. Applicants should possess outstanding references that prove their capability to perform high-quality research in Computer Science.

Contact and Address

Please send your digital application (including a CV, letter of motivation etc.) as a single pdf-file attachment by e-mail to Prof-2016-105uni-konstanz.de until 6 June 2016



+49(0) 7531 88-2413


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