Ulm University is a young research university with a focus on natural sciences, medicine and technology. Located in an economically strong region, the University with its more than 10,000 students offers a dynamic work environment with attractive networking and development prospects.

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology at Ulm University invites applications for a joint tenured appointment to a

W3 Professorship for Organisation and Management of Information Systems in combination with the Directorship of the Communication and Information Centre (kiz) of Ulm University

The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date.

The University is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and particularly encourages qualified female scientists to apply for this position.
Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude will be given preferential consideration.

Head of the Institute for Organisation and Management of Information Systems

Establishing an active, independent program of scientific research and development, the future holder of this post will address current challenges in applying and developing information services; for strategically advancing the infrastructure for research, teaching, professional education and administration; as well as for scientifically evaluating service infrastructure. Relevant areas for these activities include:

  • Service-oriented architectures and the organisation of distributed service infrastructures; cloud computing
  • High-performance networks for interregional cooperative service provider structures
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Data science and information systems
  • IT security and technical data protection in distributed systems
  • Design and control of IT-related structures, processes and systems

The new hire is expected to teach courses at both the Bachelor's and Master's level in degree programmes of the Faculty.

Director of the Communication and Information Centre (kiz)

The kiz is a central operating unit of Ulm University that provides library, IT and media services to the entire university, including the University Medical Centre. The kiz is responsible for ensuring reliable operation of the associated infrastructure and offering a corresponding service portfolio in line with demand.

Moreover, the kiz is an active partner in the State of Baden-Württemberg's high-performance computing initiative (bwHPC) and the state-wide university computing network (BelWü), operating its own research-related HPC cluster within this framework.

The kiz is responsible for the following tasks within Ulm University:

  • Operating and further developing the university's IT infrastructure
  • Operating and further developing IT application systems to support the University's mission-critical business processes (e.g., administrative systems, library systems, learning-management systems, the university service portal, campus management systems)
  • Implementing and further developing information security strategies and measures
  • Providing the University with access to information media, as well as providing and developing other information services (library services)
  • Planning, commissioning and operating the university's media technology equipment; designing and producing media; supporting innovative teaching and learning strategies
  • Actively supporting and participating in the digital transformation
  • Fostering growth and development of the State of Baden-Württemberg's digital research infrastructure (e.g., bwHPC, BelWü, eScience activities)

The position holder will assume overall management responsibility for the kiz and guide its further development in a needs-based and future-oriented manner. Appointment as CIO of Ulm University is possible.

Employment requirements are completed university studies as well as teaching aptitude, a doctoral degree and further pertinent scientific achievements (§ 47 LHG).

Employment requirements are completed university studies as well as teaching aptitude, a doctoral degree and further pertinent scientific achievements (§ 47 LHG).

Seize the opportunity and join us in shaping the future of the University!

Your contact for further information:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Weber, mail: m.weber@uni-ulm.de

We look forward to your application via our online application portal

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