registration number: fb12-0003-Prof-W3-KI-2024


Entry date:
as soon as possible


Application deadline:


W 3 HBesG




Volume of employment:

The University of Marburg, founded in 1527, offers a variety of excellent programs of study for around 22,000 students and confronts the important topics of our time through excellent research across a broad spectrum of sciences.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in the context of the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence - hessian.AI invites applications for a

Professorship (W 3) for Artificial Intelligence

to be filled at the earliest possible date.

We are looking for a person with international experience who is committed to research and teaching in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The person to be appointed should preferably have excellent qualifications in “Intelligent Decision Support Systems”. Essential components of intelligent decision support systems – as, e.g., in medical applications – are the identification and use of relevant information from heterogeneous data (e.g., measured values, texts, images), their analysis and processing using AI methods and the communication of the decision-making process to end users in an understandable form.

Thus, there is particular interest in a person that establishes cross-references between existing research groups, strengthen the scientific network within the department, and complement the existing research spectrum in a meaningful way. The person should be highly motivated to cooperate with other faculties, scientific centers and research priorities of the University of Marburg, such as in the areas of medicine, biology, psychology/psychiatry or neuroscience, environmental modelling and climate change and/or material science. The candidate should also demonstrate experience in initiating, acquiring and carrying out third-party funded projects of substantial scope, and should be interested in research with high relevance to applications. The professorship is responsible for providing coursework in the areas of expertise mentioned above. In addition, the individual is expected to participate in the computer science education of students in the bachelor’s and master’s programs of the department.

The future holder of the professorship is a member of the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence ("hessian.AI") and provides his/her research services within the center. The center, which is supported by 13 Hessian universities of different types, bundles the existing strengths in AI research in Hesse, Germany. The state of Hesse is providing 38 million euros for the five-year start-up phase and is permanently establishing a total of 20 additional professorships. The goal of the center is to provide excellent basic research in AI, concrete practical relevance with answers to important challenges of our time, and transfer to the economy and society.

The hiring requirements of §§ 67 und 68 HessHG apply. The Philipps-Universität Marburg puts great importance to the intensive supervision of students and doctoral candidates and expects a pronounced presence at the university from the teaching staff.

Contact for more Information

Prof. Dr. Bernd Freisleben

+49 6421-28 21568


We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. As a certified family-friendly university, we support our employees in balancing family and career. Applicants with a disability as discribed in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications.

Application documents, including a detailed list of research areas, third-party funding, teaching experience, an outline of longer-term planned research goals, and a list of publications, are to be uploaded using the button below by 28.04.2024. It is requested to additionally attach the completed questionnaire, which can be downloaded at

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