FHWS is looking for practitioners with high research skills

Your have your doctorate in your pocket, your career in the free economy is going well – still the question becomes ever more urgent: What now? Those successfully in the prime of life who are looking for a new meaningful activity can find the right answer here in Schweinfurt – a professorship at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS).

We are looking for people who can show a background in research and have at least five years of relevant work experience in the course of obtaining their doctorate. As a University for Applied Sciences (UAS) our focus is on practical relevance and knowledge transfer back to the industry. This is the characteristic which differentiates UASs from regular universities. The University needs experienced practitioners who feel themselves called to share their knowledge with the next generation.

We seek a motivated personality proficient in one or several of the following areas of interest:

  • Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC)
  • Gesture control
  • Speech recognition and synthesis
  • User Interface Design
  • Telepresence
  • Learning via Interactions
  • Social Interactions, e.g. in Health Care
  • Ethical Aspects

We seek a motivated personality proficient in one or several of the following areas of interest:

  • Robotik Software Frameworks (in particular ROS)
  • Software Architectures for Robotic Systems
  • Wireless Network Communication
  • Operating Systems and Real-Time Operating Systems
  • Distributed and Decentralised System Architectures
  • Modelling and Design of Distributed Software Systems
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Programming Languages (C/C++, Java, Python, …)

Our current vacancies:

Advantages for professors:

  • Autonomy and flexibility
  • Good reconciliation of work and family life
  • Setting your own priorities in teaching and research
  • Meaningful work with lots of freedom
  • Contact with practical work, cooperation with companies
  • International orientation of the FHWS
  • Knowledge transfer to the next generation and the industry
  • Manifold cooperations with industrial companies from the Mainfranken region
  • One workday per week reserved for ancillary activities
  • Workplace guarantee with lifetime civil servant status


Career paths and perspectives for post-doctorate women with work experience and pedagogical suitability


  • University degree
  • Doctorate
  • 5 years work experience including 3 years outside the higher education sector
  • Teaching experience or pedagogical suitability

Habilitation not required

Contact person:

Eva Kaupp

University communication FHWS


+49 9721 940-8566

Qualification programme “Get into the lecture halls“

The qualification program “Get into the lecture halls” of the regional conference of the commissioners for women’s rights and equal opportunities at Bavarian Universities (LaKoF Bayern) is geared towards women who are interested in a career as a professor.


  • On the occupational profile of a professor,
  • On the appointment requirements and the procedure


  • Teaching assignment at a Bavarian university
  • Coaching seminars for the appointment procedure

The following applies to all vacancies:

The comprehensive job vacancies as well as the general prerequisites for employment are available on our Linkhinweis Online Portal.

Not only does the Free State of Bavaria offer optimum working conditions and high quality of life but also special, state-specific salary rules.

Our university promotes the professional equality of women and strives for an increase in the proportion of women, in particular in the scientific sector. Women are therefore specifically encouraged to apply. The women’s representative of the Electrical Engineering faculty, Prof. Dr. Bettina Brandenstein-Köth, will be pleased to answer any Linkhinweis questions.

Severely disabled applicants (m/f/d) with essential equal suitability, qualification and professional performance will be given preference.

If you feel qualified and are keen to be professor at the FHWS, we look forward to your convincing application with the usual documents (CV, certificates, evidence of your professional stations as well as the scientific work) via our Linkhinweis Online-Portal.

The application deadline is specified in the individual advertisements.