Junior Pro­fessor in Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence and Land Use Change

Technical University Berlin Insti­tute of Land­scape Archi­tec­ture and Envir­on­mental Plan­ning


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty VI

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin, Fac­ulty VI Plan­ning Build­ing Envir­on­ment, Insti­tute of Land­scape Archi­tec­ture and Envir­on­mental Plan­ning, offers an open pos­i­tion of a

Junior Pro­fessor – salary grade W1

for the Chair of “Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence and Land Use Change”.

Work­ing field:

The junior pro­fess­or­ship con­nects the fields of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and big data ana­lyt­ics with envir­on­mental plan­ning and cli­mate change, and is respons­ible for teach­ing and research at the inter­face of these dis­cip­lines. She or he should demon­strate in their concept for the pro­fess­or­ship how meth­ods of machine learn­ing and in par­tic­u­lar of deep learn­ing could be har­nessed to identi­fy­ing, ana­lys­ing and mod­el­ling the inter­play of land use change and cli­mate change as well as other drivers of land use. Par­tic­u­lar research foci will be determ­ined accord­ing to the expert­ise of the appointee.

Research areas might focus on
  • impacts of cli­mate change on agri­cul­ture using pre­dict­ive mod­els;
  • impacts of cli­mate events on human health by link­ing data on land use and socio-eco­nom­ical as well as demo­graphic data;
  • trans­ition of the food sys­tem due to spa­tial and non-spa­tial pro­cesses of urb­an­isa­tion;
  • pre­dic­tions on urban heat island effects by link­ing spa­tial expli­cit data on build­ing envir­on­ment, cli­mate data and eco­no­met­ric mod­els.
The junior pro­fess­or­ship will be required to under­take teach­ing in the bach­elor’s and mas­ter’s pro­grams “Öko­lo­gie und Umwelt­planung”, “Envir­on­mental Plan­ning” and “Stadtöko­lo­gie” as well as to super­vise bach­elor’s and mas­ter’s theses.


Applic­ants are required to com­ply with § 102a Ber­lHG (Ber­lin Uni­versity Act); e.g. com­pleted uni­versity degree in one of the men­tioned fields, qual­i­fied achieve­ments in research (gen­er­ally proven by PhD) as well as ped­ago­gical aptitude (doc­u­mented by a teach­ing port­fo­lio (TUB web­site, quick access no. 144242).

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin is look­ing for an out­stand­ing researcher in ‚Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence and Land Use Change’. The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate has a back­ground in com­puter sci­ences, geo-inform­a­tion sci­ences, spa­tial/ envir­on­mental plan­ning, or cli­mate impact research and has strong teach­ing skills both at the under­gradu­ate and gradu­ate levels. The can­did­ate should be will­ing and able to deliver courses in Ger­man and Eng­lish. Incid­ent­ally we refer to the AS res­ol­u­tion on “Lan­guage Policy” of 16th May 2018. Com­mu­nic­a­tion and coordin­a­tion skills are import­ant and rel­ev­ant qual­i­fic­a­tions. Motiv­a­tion for inter­dis­cip­lin­ary cooper­a­tion with rel­ev­ant work­ing groups at TU Ber­lin and external research insti­tu­tions is essen­tial. Exper­i­ence with inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research teams, and interest in the pro­mo­tion of junior and female sci­ent­ists are appre­ci­ated. A will­ing­ness to take on aca­demic ser­vice as well as didactic skills and aca­demic teach­ing exper­i­ence are expec­ted. Incid­ent­ally we refer to § 99 Ber­lHG.

How to ap­ply:

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin is seek­ing to increase the pro­por­tion of women in research and teach­ing and act­ively encour­ages applic­a­tions from suit­ably qual­i­fied female can­did­ates. Pref­er­ence will be given to applic­ants with severe dis­ab­il­it­ies ful­filling the require­ments of the pos­i­tion. TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to equal­ity of oppor­tun­ity.

We are a cer­ti­fied fam­ily-friendly uni­versity and our Dual Career Ser­vice can assist you and your fam­ily with your move to Ber­lin.

Please sub­mit your applic­a­tion in Ger­man or Eng­lish quot­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber by August 14, 2020 only by e-mail to bewerbungen@fak6.tu-berlin.de: Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Dekanin der Fak­ultät VI Planen Bauen Umwelt, Prof. Dr. Well­ner, Sekr. A1, Straße des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Ber­lin. Your applic­a­tion should include all requis­ite doc­u­ments (CV, cer­ti­fic­ates, list of pub­lic­a­tions and three of your pub­lic­a­tions which you regard as the most sig­ni­fic­ant, list of third party fund­ing, research and teach­ing concept, teach­ing port­fo­lio), prefer­ably sub­mit­ted as a PDF file. Elec­tronic doc­u­ments sub­mit­ted using cloud ser­vices such as WE-Trans­fer or Drop­box can­not be accep­ted.

Please send an email to berufungen@fak6.tu-berlin.de for fur­ther inform­a­tion con­cern­ing the applic­a­tion pro­cess. Please also send any sub­ject-spe­cific quer­ies to the email address above; these will be for­war­ded to the chair of the appoint­ment com­mit­tee.

By sub­mit­ting your applic­a­tion via email you con­sent to hav­ing your data elec­tron­ic­ally pro­cessed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guar­anty for the pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data when sub­mit­ted as unpro­tec­ted file. Please find our data pro­tec­tion notice acc. DSGVO (Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) at the TU staff depart­ment homepage: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/menue/themen_a_z/datenschutzerklaerung/ or quick access 214041.
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ID: 79328

Num. of em­ploy­ees:
ca. 8300
  • Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • gradu­ate pos­i­tion
  • professorship
Cat­egory (TU Ber­lin):
  • Junior Pro­fessor
lim­ited for three years with the option of pro­long­a­tion for another three years (eval­u­ation)
Start­ing date (earli­est):
Salary grade W1
  • research
  • teach­ing
Field of stud­ies:
geo-information sciences, spatial/ environmental planning, climate impact research,
  • com­puter sci­ence
Level of edu­c­a­tion:
Fulfillment of the appointment requirements pursuant to Section 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act
Lan­guage skills:
  • German (excellent knowledge of language)
  • English (excellent knowledge of language)
Job offer is addi­tion­ally pub­lished at:
academics.com, zeitonline.de

Make an Ap­plic­a­tion

Clos­ing date:
Re­ference num­ber:
By mail:
Technische Universität Berlin
- Der Präsident -
Dekanin der Fakultät VI Planen Bauen Umwelt, Prof. Dr. Wellner, Sekr. A1, Straße des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Berlin
By e-mail:
Applic­a­tion papers:
CV, certificates, research and teaching concept, teaching portfolio, list of publications and proof of externally funded projects managed

In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com