Professor for "Database Systems"

Hochschule Rhein-Waal - Faculty of Communication and Environment

The Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort offers an innovative, international environment combined with first-rate teaching in interdisciplinary Bachelor and Master's degree courses, taught mainly in English. 

We are looking for support in the faculty of Communication and Environment, Campus Kamp-Lintfort and would like to fill the following professorship as soon as possible for the duration of 5 years: 

Professor for "Database Systems", Campus Kamp-Lintfort
Salary Scale W 2 Federal Civil Service Pay System (LBesG NRW),
reference number 09/F4/17 

Your tasks 

  • The candidate should represent the field of Database Systems in teaching and research in the faculty of Communication and Environment and offer expertise in the area of Databases and Data Management (e.g. Big Data, Data Mining)
  • Involvement in applied research in cooperation with the business sector, as well as research and development (r&d) work at university and research institutes, together with technology transfer
  • Teaching course includes contents of the Bachelor and Master's degree courses
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation in the fields of Computer Science and its applications, including teaching in other degree programmes of the faculty (e.g. interdisciplinary projects)
  • Teaching basic courses and optional courses in German and English in the context of the teaching area, also in the evening and at the weekend
  • Teaching of the subjects "Database Systems" (Media Communication and Computer Science, BSc and E-Government, BSc), "Data Mining" (Information Engineering and Computer Science, MSc), as well as introductory courses in Computer Science in general 

Your profile 

  • Academic degree in Computer Science or in a related subject, and pertinent doctorate
  • Practical professional experience in the development of relational and non-relational database systems, data management, data modelling, and preferably experience in the field of business intelligence and/or in the implementation of standard enterprise software (e.g. SAP HANA, Microsoft Dynamics)
  • Research expertise to be verified by relevant publications, lectures and research projects
  • Excellent command of the English language is essential
  • Creativity, enthusiasm and team skills 

We offer

  • An exciting challenge in an interdisciplinary, international, young and dynamically growing university
  • A pleasant working environment in a committed team
  • The possibility of linking teaching and research closely together
  • The possibility to independently develop your teaching area and establish industrial and academic contacts. 

The general statutory employment prerequisites result from Section 36 of the Law regarding the Universities in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz − HG). Accordingly, the following are required in particular: 

  • a completed course of study in a pertinent subject at a scientific university
  • special aptitude for scientific work, usually verified by the quality of a doctorate
  • special achievements in applying or developing scientific knowledge and methods during a period of at least five years of professional experience, including at least three years outside the academic sector. 

Those applicants not being German native speaker shall at least have basic knowledge of the German language. 

It is generally possible to fill the position in line with a private-law employment status.

Please send your written application with relevant documents and the completed application form ( by 10th October 2017 via post stating the reference number, addressed to the Department Human Resources of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Marie-Curie-Str. 1, 47533 Kleve, Germany. Please also state, which additional courses you would be able to teach in our degree programmes "Medien- und Kommunikationsinformatik", "E-Government" and "Information Engineering and Computer Science" and which elective courses you would like to offer.

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