Professor of Psychology with a Focus on Experimental Psychology, University of Technology Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany

The University of Technology Nuremberg is looking to fill, at the earliest possible date, a position as a Professor (m/f/d) (W2 with a Tenure Track to W3) of Psychology with a Focus on Experimental Psychology at the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Your tasks: 

At the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you represent the subject of psychology with a focus on experimental psychology in research and teaching. In this department, excellent, international humanities, social and natural scientists work together in an interdisciplinary way - also with the other departments, such as the Department of Engineering, which comprises the technical sciences. You are significantly involved in the development of the first departmental focus ""Human and Artificial Intelligence"", which is dedicated to the possibilities and limits of artificial intelligence and human cognitive ability. The goal is to bring together specific human rational reasoning skills with the strengths of AI applications in their development, application, and evaluation. For this purpose, you will collaborate with colleagues from the fields of Ancient Philosophy, Theoretical Sociology, Classical Philology and Psychology, and Cognitive Science, as well as with the researchers of the focus ""Robotics and Artificial Intelligence"" at the Department of Engineering.

Your profile:

This position is particularly intended for early career researchers, who show great potential for scientific development. 
You should be working in experimental psychology and have a research focus on social intelligence. You should be able to illustrate your corresponding research profile with relevant publications. Initial interdisciplinary experience is an advantage. If applicable, existing work on human or artificial intelligence is welcomed. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate the relevance of your work to dialogue with other, and including historical, disciplines, as well as a willingness to contribute to the aforementioned departmental focus. Interest in the department's other focus, ""Rhetoric and Political Communication"", is desired. 

Teaching experience, ideally in interdisciplinary contexts, is desired. We expect your participation in all teaching activities at the Department, including study course planning and engagement in the development of innovative digital teaching and learning concepts, as well as cooperation within and across departments.

The legal hiring criteria according to Article 57 Paragraph 1 BayHIG apply. 

Our offer:

The position is a fixed-term (6 year) professorship (W2). At the end of this fixed-term period, in case of a positive tenure-evaluation, the position will be converted to a permanent professorship (W3). The tenure-track statutes of the UTN (from April 20th 2023) apply.

The University of Technology Nuremberg is rethinking the university on all levels. We offer a motivated and excellent international team in which you can contribute with all your ideas and competencies. You will be able to experience and develop new, interdisciplinary forms of research collaboration as well as teaching and learning and help us shaping them.

We will make sure that you are able to fully focus on your work by our modern, service-oriented administrative units. We see diversity as an asset. The University of Technology Nuremberg is a place that offers knowledge and equal opportunities to people regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ideology, religion, origin or disability. The position is suitable to be filled by severely disabled persons. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference if their suitability, qualification, and professional performance are otherwise essentially equal. We see family-friendliness as the basis for achieving equal opportunities for men and women in science. Therefore, we offer flexible ways of working, family-friendly times for events and meetings, as well as dual-career options. The University of Technology Nuremberg aims at increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women to apply.


Please apply by September 5th 2023 in English and with all relevant application documents (letter of motivation, CV including externally funded projects and awards, list of publications, research statement, teaching statement, diversity equity inclusion statement, high school and relevant university diplomas (e.g. degree certificates, doctoral certificate (if applicable) etc.), up to four publications most relevant to your research profile) exclusively via our application portal.


If you have any administrative questions please contact the Appointments Team.

If you have questions regarding the profile of the position contact the Founding Chair of the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Prof. Dr. Gyburg Uhlmann.

Application deadline: 5 September 2023

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