TU Wien Informatics

Assistant Professor of Business Systems Engineering

  • 2019-10-03
  • Open Position

We invite applications for this full-time tenure track position until November 3, 2019.

The position is affiliated to the Institute of Information Systems Engineering. The estimated starting date is May 4, 2020. The work contract is initially limited to six years. The candidate and TU Wien can agree upon a tenure evaluation, which when positive, opens the possibility to change the position to Associate Professor with an unlimited contract.


  • Brochure / Open Postion: Assistant Professor of Business Systems Engineering
    PDF / 2.82 MB / 2019-Open-Position-AP-BSE.pdf

Research Area

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research and teaching record in the field of Business Informatics and in particular in Business Systems Engineering. Business Informatics is an academic discipline that deals with information processes and the associated phenomena in a socio-economic context. At TU Wien, business informatics is considered as an engineering discipline, which mainly dedicates itself to analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information systems in business, public administration, and the private sphere. All applications in the area of business systems engineering that contribute to TU Wien’s focus in business informatics will be considered. The following non-exhaustive list highlights some potential topics of a successful candidate:

  • Enterprise Architecture, Modelling and Engineering
  • Business Process Management
  • Workflow Systems
  • Business Intelligence
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Information Systems Integration and Interoperability


The candidate should have experience in working with industry, relevant postdoctoral experience, and a compelling research vision. We are particularly interested in candidates working in areas that will complement our existing expertise and lead to fruitful collaborations with other members of the Faculty of Informatics and TU Wien in general. Besides research, the duties of an Assistant Professor at TU Wien include teaching in our bachelor (in German) and master (in English) programs as well as contributing to usual management and faculty service tasks.

Essential Qualifications

  • PhD or doctoral degree in Computer Science or Business Informatics
  • 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
  • Experience in raising research funds and managing scientific research projects
  • Experience in university teaching
  • Pedagogic and didactic skills
  • Administrative and organizational skills
  • Gender sensitivity and social skills

Desirable Qualifications

  • Leadership skills
  • If the candidate’s proficiency in German is not sufficient, willingness to learn the language is expected
  • Experience in interdisciplinary research

We Offer

  • Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment
  • An attractive salary, including additional contributions to a pension fund
  • Support for relocating to Vienna (if required)
  • A position in a city with an exceptional quality of life


The employment starts as University Assistant with an annual minimum salary of € 53,254.60 gross according to the collective bargaining agreement for a PostDoc. After signing the qualification agreement, the employment is as Assistant Professor with an annual minimum salary of € 62,977.60.


Applications have to be addressed to Prof. Dr. Hannes Werthner, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, sent as a single PDF to dekanat@informatik.tuwien.ac.at and include:

  • A detailled curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications
  • A letter of motivation
  • A research statement: brief summary of past research activities, as well as a convincing outline of planned research activities, and an explanation of their contribution to the scientific profile of the Faculty of Informatics; 4-6 pages maximum; incl abstract
  • A teaching statement: 2 pages maximum
  • Copies of the applicant’s three most important publications related to the position together with an explanation of their relevance
  • Certificates of doctoral and diploma degrees

TU Wien is committed to increasing female employment in leading scientific positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to female applicants when equally qualified. People with special needs with appropriate qualifications are encouraged to apply. In case of queries, please contact the representative of people with disabilities of TU Wien, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter. Child care breaks will be handled in the same manner as in the ERC regulations for principal investigators applying to the starting grant.

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