Ada Lovelace Guest Professorship

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Aug 2022

ScaDS.AI (Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence) Dresden/Leipzig is a center for Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data with locations in Dresden and Leipzig. It is one of five new AI centers in Germany funded under the federal government’s AI strategy and is to be established as a permanent research facility.

At the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Sciences, the Department ScaDS.AI is offering the

Ada Lovelace Guest Professorship

Dedicated to the most advanced technologies for the benefit of society in tackling present and future challenges, ScaDS.AI is continuously committed to maximum equity and diversity of perspectives in its processes of human resources development and team building. Understand our Ada Lovelace Professorship to be located in this context.

As outstanding and highly visible scholars working in an AI-related field, the Ada Lovelace Guest Professor will be actively involved in various research and teaching activities. The guest professor will hold a public lecture about the individual field of research, thus initiating dialogue with students and junior academics in AI also by way of a role model.


The Ada Lovelace Professorship will be launched starting September 2022. We are looking forward to your application for a one-time stay with a duration of 6-12 months in 2022 and 2023.

Our Ada Lovelace Visiting Professor receives a basic monthly salary of 5,500 €. The position is expected to be full-time (40 hours per week).

You are welcome to a one-time travel allowance. Furthermore, you are entitled to a family supplement amounting to 250 € per child.

If you wish, a student assistant will be provided for the duration of your stay with half of the regular working hours (19h/week). Please inform us accordingly in your application.

The host faculty or central institution will be supported throughout the professorship with a budget of 500 € per month.


You are an outstanding senior, junior or early-career researcher and you want to commit to our success with your performance and personality? You are not in a service or employment relationship with TU Dresden? Then we are looking out for your application!

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence, we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from candidates with disabilities or those requiring additional support are very welcome. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer (Dr. Jutta Luise Eckhardt, +49 351 463-36423) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, +49 351 463-33175).


Cover Letter, CV, Application Form


ScaDS.AI implements a selection committee that consists of a number of PIs from the two locations of ScaDS.AI. This involves the research area leads and additionally one PI from each research area. An equal opportunities officer will regularly be taking part.

Please submit your application with the usual documents under the job ID "Ada_Lovelace" until August 29, 2022 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf document to or to: TU Dresden, CIDS, Herrn Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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