Professorship in "Sensorimotor control & Learning" (W2/W3)

The Centre for Cognitive Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for a

Professorship in "Sensorimotor control & Learning" (W2/W3)

We are seeking an expert in the research area of sensorimotor control and learning who will join us in developing further the new Centre for Cognitive Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt. The professorship is to be filled in the Department of Human Sciences and will complement and interact with existing research activities in Cognitive Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt. The Centre interacts strongly with the engineering departments and, hence, we expect experience with interdisciplinary collaborations. The Centre’s research programme is based on computational and engineering approaches to Cognitive Science and relevant research methodologies will include, but are not limited to, theoretical studies, human experimental work, cognitive engineering applications, the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the modeling of human cognition and motor control, or ubiquitous sensing. Successful appointees are expected to contribute to teaching in the new Cognitive Science study programme (in particular, integrative and interdisciplinary classes) and to other undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Department of Human Sciences.

The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German "W-Besoldung" and subject to negotiations between the applicant and the university directorate. The regulations for employment are specified under §§ 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members 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.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, list of publications, copies of relevant diplomas, as well as a research and teaching statement, preferably all in a single PDF file. Applications for the position should be directed to the Dean of the Department of Human Sciences, Professor Petra Grell ( Please include the code number of the position you apply for.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Constantin Rothkopf (Tel +49 6151 16- 23367; For further information please also visit

Code No. 95

Published on: February 19, 2019

Application deadline: April 14, 2019