Professor of Industrial Robotics in Online Distance Learning (m/f/d)

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IU International University of Applied Sciences – Distance Learning

  • Location-independent, flexible working hours.
  • Compatibility of career and family.
  • Networking and research. 

Innovative teaching at IU International University, a pioneer in digital education.

As of the next possible date, we are looking to fill a position in the distance learning program at the IU International University for a

Professorship (m/f/d) in the study program Industrial Robotics

on a full time or part-time basis.

Your tasks
  • You will represent specific aspects of Industrial robotics.
  • You will be responsible for the development of the subject area as well as its study programs.
  • You will be involved in the creative development of teaching formats within the didactic concept of the IU International University of Applied Sciences for online studies and expand our world of digital study in cooperation with colleagues and across departments.
  • Occasionally, you may conduct face-to-face seminars at an IU International University of Applied Sciences campus location of your choice.

You will teach practical and application-oriented courses, at both Bachelor and Master degree level, with special focus on:

  • Kinematics and dynamics for common industrial robots
  • Hardware and software design of industrial robots
  • Collaborative robotics
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Soft robot
  • Human-robot interaction

Further requirements:

Relevant publications in the field of industrial robotics, knowledge of industrial robots, platforms and simulation and development environments (e.g. Coppelia, Matlab).

Your Profile
  • We are looking for an expert in the subject area of Industrial robotics.
  • You distinguish yourself on both professional and personal levels.
  • You have completed a doctoral degree (at least cum laude) or PhD.
  • You have at least five years of professional experience, including at least three years outside of academia.
  • You have also gained experience teaching at university level, ideally, coupled with experience in online teaching or video production.
  • You work in a team-oriented manner and will align your thoughts and actions with the long-term goals of the IU International University of Applied Sciences.
  • You are collegial, cooperative, and reliable.
  • You are innovative and bring your own ideas for the implementation of online teaching in the subject area of Industrial robotics.

We are offering:

  • Location-independent working from home and flexible working hours.
  • A value-driven university environment with flat hierarchies and an informal culture.
  • Online teamwork supported by the latest technology.
  • 30 days holiday.
  • Part-time options, starting from 20 hours per week.
  • A research-friendly environment.
  • The opportunity to contribute to the development of the university in the medium term.
  • Company pension plan.
  • Various employee discounts.

For us to be able to consider your application, please submit the following documentation: CV/letter of motivation/doctoral or PhD certificate/list of publications.

Knowledge sharing, researching and interaction with students is your passion? Then you'll be in your element at the IU International University of Applied Sciences. As one of the fastest-growing educational groups in Europe, we promote the values of a modern educational institution and are aware of the responsibility of passing on knowledge to future generations. In order to prepare our students in the best possible way for the job market, across a broad range of disciplines, you will contribute to a broad range of projects in the fields of teaching and research and will provide new perspectives for the digitalized world.

You find yourself described here and are looking for a new challenge? Then we look forward to receiving your application via our career portal.

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Design your ideal career and pathway
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We blur the lines between local and remote by embracing collaborative & video meeting technologies.
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It’s your call. We trust you will get things done.
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Enjoy free up-skilling courses, language courses & discounted degree courses. There is always something new to learn!
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IU International University of Applied Science (IU) Academia is a revolution. It’s beyond lecture theatres, campuses, halls, and cities. It’s the growing demand & expectation of education as a service from anywhere and the value it brings to over 70,000 students per year.

We’re the team that is driving the convergence of students, education, and
industry without limits. We are not just teachers, but the innovators of new ways to work closer with each student and test our collective ideas in industry, in real time. We are closing the gaps between teacher and students, and between students and the workforce.
Our core values

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.

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Am I a permanent employee or freelancer in IU Academia?
Our Professors are permanently employed and our Lecturers, Tutors, and Authors are all Freelancers.
Is there a teacher forum for discussion & exchange?
Absolutely! At every location we have a regular faculty conference. We also encourage dialogue via our collaboration tools and all our module leaders are available for questions at any time.
What is the application process for a lecturer assignment?
Once we review your application you will receive a further questionnaire by e-mail to be completed and returned.  We will promptly send you relevant information by e-mail about teaching at IU. We will also inform you about the process regarding a trial lecture.
When do lectures take place in dual studies?
Our dual study program includes modules that take place every two weeks and modules that are taught every week on specific days. Normally, our lectures for a module take place in blocks of 4-6 UE (UE = 45 minutes). Planning of the blocks is done in consultation with our lecturers. The weekly teaching hours are: Mon-Fri 8:00-20:00.