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The post is permanent and full-time. Staffing is intended at 1st September, 2021 earliest.

Developing sustainable solutions to the societal challenges of today and tomorrow. This is the goal of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), northern Germany’s leading applied sciences university when it comes to reflective practice. Our central focus is the excellence of our teaching and our degree courses. Simultaneously, HAW Hamburg is continuing to develop its profile as a research university. People from more than 100 countries help make HAW Hamburg what it is, and our diversity is our particular strength.


The Department of Media Technology at HAW Hamburg covers the subjects of AV Production, Light, VR/AR, Media Informatics and Games in its teaching and research. It is part of the Faculty of Design, Media & Information, where it links up with the subjects of Design, Artistic Research, Journalism, Knowledge Sys-tems and Digital Transformation. The Art and Media Campus Hamburg is also home to the Hamburg Media School, parts of HfbK Hamburg and the public televisions channel, TIDE TV.


With its topics of video technology, production and distribution in digital channels, the Chair for Video Technology and Production covers the technical basics in these fields and is a core area in the Department of Media Technology. It offers connection possibilities to the above-mentioned areas.

Application-related laboratory teaching takes place in the professionally-equipped video laboratory, where the students complete their study projects in the area of Video Technology and Production. The video laboratory also allows for research into current topics from a practical perspective. Good opportunities for networking are also available with the laboratories on the campus.


Your responsibilities will include teaching in the Bachelor degree programmes in Media Technology and Media Systems in the classes “Video Technology 1” (Basics of Analogue and Digital Video Technology) and “Video Technology 2” (Broadcast, Digital Cinematography, HDR, IP-based Production, Projection Mapping, 360° Video), in the associated laboratory classes, as well as offering a compulsory elective module in the Bachelor on current topics in the area of Video Technology and Production. Your further tasks will include the provision of project- or research-based teaching in the Masters degree programme in
Time-based Media – Sound/Vision. In the above-mentioned degree programmes, we expect you to offer and supervise study projects and final theses in terms of technical, content- and design-related factors.

We expect you to be willing to take responsibility for the management of the video lab. This will include the responsibility for staff and resources as well as the technical development of the laboratory.

You will be required to partake in the applied research in the field of Video Technology and Production. Interdisciplinary collaborations with the Departments of Design and Information, the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in the Faculty of Technology and Information, and the Digital Reality Research and Transfer Centre are already up and running in this area. You will be expected to participate in these collaborations.

We expect you to be willing to cooperate in the academic self-governance in the role of Chair if necessary.


You have a university degree with a doctorate in an academic/technical degree (Media Technology or a similarly relevant degree in the technical or natural sciences).

You have professional and industry experience in video engineering and production through to distribution, with an eye on the current transformation towards higher quality video formats, multi-channelling, mobile platforms, IP-based production, remote production, virtual productions and the increasing use of AIbased systems.

Previous experience in management (responsibility for resources, staff) is welcomed.


For appointment as a professor, as well as the general staff requirements, the appointment requirements in accordance with Section 15 Para. 1-6 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG) also apply. These can be read on our website.

This includes the willingness to participate in the self-administration committees of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences as well as a choice of residence in proximity to the university.

The denomination of the vacant post is under the caveat of assessment at appropriate intervals in accordance with Section 12 Para 7 HmbHG.

As well as the basic salary of grade W2 and basic performance benefits, a provision of appointment performance benefits is also possible which can be negotiated with the university president. In addition, there is also the possibility of granting a bonus from third-party funds.

Candidates who have not yet reached the age of 50 at the time of appointment may be appointed as tenured officials, otherwise the employment relationship is that of a standard employee.

The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences makes staffing decisions based on suitability, ability and professional performance. Disabled persons and their equivalents take precedence over legally unprivileged candidates of the same suitability, ability and professional performance.

In particular, we encourage female academics or experts to apply to this professorship. The underrepresented gender shall be viewed as preferable in case of equal qualifications in accordance with Section 14 Para. 3 HmgHG.


We offer you challenging work in an open-minded, forward-thinking university. You will be integrated into a team who enjoy your participation and are happy to support you in the early stages of your integration. Your workplace is centrally located and has very good public transport links.

The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences has set the goal of a gender-equal, discrimination-conscious university culture which is sensitive to diversity, and wants to achieve a balanced gender ratio. For queries in matters of equal opportunities please contact the equal opportunities officer.

We support our employees and students in reconciling work and family, e.g. with counselling services when caring for relatives or special emergency childcare situations. Our senior staff are authorised to lead teams with different work-times and work-life-balance models, as well as mixed age structures.

We welcome applications from candidates with a migration background. The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is part of the diversity audit of the donors’ association and has been awarded as a family-friendly university on several occasions.


Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is committed to ensuring teaching excellence. Candidates are asked to enclose all important documents relating to their teaching experience in their application.

In addition, they are requested to include a brief curriculum vitae along with the usual application documents. You can find a
form online. 

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We look forward to receiving your Online-Application by
10th March, 2021.



Questions to the post readily answers you

Prof. Dr. Torsten Edeler,
T + 49 40 428 75 7666 torsten.edeler@haw-

For queries in HR matters please contact

Marieke Romund,
T + 49 40 428 75 9245 marieke.romund@haw-hamburg.de


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