[visionlist] Professorship (W3) for “Computational Cognitive Science” at Technical University of Darmstadt, Center for Artificial Intelligence & Centre for Cognitive Science

Constantin Rothkopf constantin.rothkopf at tu-darmstadt.de
Mon Jul 10 22:23:59 -04 2023

The Department of Human Sciences at the Technical University of 
Darmstadt invites applications for the position of a

Professorship (W3) for “Computational Cognitive Science”

starting as soon as possible.

The position holder will be a member of the Hessian Center for 
Artificial Intelligence - hessian.AI (https://hessian.ai/) and provides 
research at the Center and will also be a member of the Centre for 
Cognitive Science (https://www.cogsci.tu-darmstadt.de/).

We are looking for an outstanding scientist who will represent the topic 
area of Computational Cognitive Science in research and teaching. The 
scientific focus of the position is on the computational and algorithmic 
modeling of behavioral data to understand the human mind. Exemplary 
research topics include, but are not limited to:

+ computational level models of perception, cognition, decision making, 
action, and learning as well as extended behavior and social 
interactions in humans,
+ algorithmic models that are able to simulate, predict, and explain 
human behavior,
+ model-driven behavioral research on human cognition.

Successful candidates should demonstrate an outstanding scientific 
profile, with high-impact research contributions in the area of 
computational modeling of human behavior. A research profile that is 
able to interact with current developments in machine learning and 
artificial intelligence is desired. Candidates are expected to teach 
these topics in our undergraduate as well as graduate-level programs in 
Cognitive Science. Furthermore, a proven track record of successful 
collaboration in international research teams, with industry, or across 
research disciplines is a plus.

The professorship is expected to strengthen the Hessian Center for 
Artificial Intelligence and TU Darmstadt’s Human Science department’s 
research focus on Cognitive Science, which belongs to one of the three 
distinguished research fields of Technical University of Darmstadt 
(Information + Intelligence). The current faculty at both the Hessian 
Center for Artificial Intelligence and the Centre for Cognitive Science 
maintain numerous vibrant collaborations and are jointly involved in 
several cluster projects, including “The third Wave of AI” and “The 
Adaptive Mind”.

Depending on the candidate’s profile there is the opportunity to 
participate in joint research projects currently running at TU 
Darmstadt. This in particular includes the state funded cluster projects 
“The Adaptive Mind (TAM)” (https://www.theadaptivemind.de/) and “The 
Third Wave of Artificial Intelligence (3AI)” 

In addition to excellent scientific credentials, we seek a strong 
commitment to teaching in the department’s Bachelor and Masters programs 
in Cognitive Science. Experience in attracting third-party funding as 
well as participation in academic governance is expected.

Technical University of Darmstadt is an autonomous university with broad 
excellence in research, an interdisciplinary profile, and clear focus 
areas in engineering sciences and information and communication 
technology. The professorship is a full professorship on a permanent 
basis. A prerequisite for applying is that additional academic 
achievements must be present; in general, the doctorate should be more 
than three years old at the time of application.

The position will be remunerated in line with the German “W-Besoldung” 
and subject to negotiations between the applicant and the university 
management in accordance with his/her experience and qualifications. The 
regulations for employment are specified under §§ 67 and 68 HessHG 
(Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

Technical University of Darmstadt intends to increase the number of 
female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of 
equal qualifications, applicants with a degree of disability of at least 
50 or equal will be given preference. Technical University of Darmstadt 
is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career 

Please submit applications with the usual attachments (CV including 
research and teaching achievements, list of publications, scans/copies 
of diplomas) as well as a research and teaching statement, quoting the 
code number, to the Chair of the Department of Human Sciences, Prof. Dr. 
Josef Wiemeyer (josef.wiemeyer at tu-darmstadt.de).

For further information or questions please contact Prof. Constantin 
Rothkopf, PhD, email constantin.rothkopf at tu-darmstadt.de.

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