Job: Full Professor of Applied Computer Science (Ubiquitous Computing) – Vienna U of Tech

Vienna University of Technology

The Vienna University of Technology invites applications for a Full Professor position at the Faculty of Informatics. The open position is affiliated to the Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record in the field of Ubiquitous Computing and focuses on next generation ubiquitous computing systems and their application in authentic real world settings. Particular research topics of interest include sensor-rich environments; interactive and smart spaces; new interaction paradigms; Internet of Things; mobile and context-aware computing; awareness and privacy; and tangible, situated and embodied interaction. Besides research, the duties of a full professor at the Vienna University of Technology include graduate and undergraduate teaching (in English or German) as well as contributing to usual management and faculty service tasks.

The Vienna University of Technology announces a tenured Full Professor position. The appointment will follow a two step procedure: The initial appointment will be for 5 years. The appointment will then be made permanent following a positive evaluation not earlier than the third year.

The Vienna University of Technology is among the most successful technical universities in Europe, and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. The Faculty of Informatics, one of the eight faculties at the Vienna University of Technology, has an excellent reputation and plays an active role in national and international research. The main areas of research include Computational Intelligence, Computer Engineering, Distributed and Parallel Systems, Media Informatics and Visual Computing, as well as Business Informatics.

Applicants are expected to have the following qualifications:


  • PhD or doctoral degree.
  • Post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution.
  • An outstanding research and publication record.
  • An excellent reputation as an active member of the international scientific community.
  • Teaching skills.


  • Experience in raising funds and in managing scientific research projects.
  • Leadership abilities.
  • Experience in university teaching.


  • Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment.
  • An attractive salary, including additional contributions to a pension fund.
  • Additional financial research support during the first few years (equipment etc.).
  • Support for relocating to Vienna.
  • A position in a city with an exceptional quality of life (e.g. ranked #1 in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2014)


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The Vienna University of Technology is committed to increasing female employment in leading scientific positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified. People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply.

Applications have to include

  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A list of publications.
  • Copies of the applicant’s five most important publications related to the position together with an explanation of their relevance.
  • A positioning statement, describing the applicant’s vision

1) on the interplay between use, real world application, technology and theory;
2) on how to position and advance the field within the Faculty of Informatics in the areas of research and teaching, in particular in connection with the 5 main research areas of the Faculty of Informatics.

The actual salary will be agreed between the successful applicant and the university, commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience. In accordance with the Austrian Collective Agreement for University Staff full professors receive a minimum salary of currently EUR 65769.20 per year.

Applications (in English) should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, Prof. Dr. Gerald Steinhardt, in digital form (a single pdf file to:

Application Deadline: October 20, 2014


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