University Professorship (W3) "Law and Informatics"

Karlsruher Institut f??r Technologie (KIT)
Aug 28, 2023
Sep 25, 2023
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The Division II – Informatics, Economics, and Society, Institute for Information and Economic Law (IIWR), KIT Department of Informatics offers for the earliest possible date a tenured University Professorship (W3) "Law and Informatics" At the Institute for Information and Business Law (ZAR – Center for Applied Legal Studies) of KIT, research in the field of legal issues of the information society forms a fundamental cornerstone. In the context of digitalization the importance of these research areas is steadily increasing, as technical development raises new legal issues and legal framework issues are of importance for the development of IT–based systems. The scientific research of the advertised professorship should – at the interface and as a bridging function between law and informatics – be dedicated to legal issues arising from the digitalization of society. Possible areas of focus include data and information law, the law of IT–based systems and intellectual property law. International aspects, especially in the context of EU law, are also of great importance. In teaching, the professorship is to be responsible primarily for the subject area of civil law in the courses of studies of business informatics. Desirable are also courses for students of computer science and other engineering courses of study. The professorship will perform university tasks with a teaching obligation of 9 semester hours per week. Active participation in the academic tasks of the KIT Department of Informatics and the academic self–administration is also expected. The professorship is part of the collegial management of the Institute of Information and Business Law (IIWR). The KIT Department of Informatics offers outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration on current research topics such as artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, human–centered robotics and IT security. The professorship is intended to strengthen the research of the KIT Centers "Humans and Technology (MuT)" and "Information Systems Technologies" (KCIST) and to contribute to them. We are looking for a person who has outstanding scientific qualifications, has an excellent track record in his or her field, and internalizes and lives the desired bridging function in his or her research personality. Skills in the acquisition of third–party funding and the management of scientific working groups are expected, as well as very good didactic skills. Please note the prerequisites for employment according to 14 (2) of the KIT Act in conjunction with 47 LHG Baden–Württemberg (Act of Baden–Württemberg on Universities and Colleges). As a family–friendly university, KIT offers part–time employment, leaves of absence, a dual–career service and coaching to support the work–life balance. We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we encourage female applicants to apply for this job. Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified. Applications with the required documents (curriculum vitae with scientific career and list of publications as well as certificates and teaching evaluation results) and a perspective paper (maximum of three pages) on the planned research and teaching activities as well as possible collaborations at KIT are to be sent compiled in one PDF document until October 16, 2023 using the vacancy number 2247/2023 by e–mail to Division II (). For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Bernhard Beckert, E–Mail: . Your personal data will be processed by KIT in accordance with this privacy policy. You can find further information on the internet: KIT – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association