TU Wien Informatics

Full Professor of Artificial Intelligence Techniques

  • 2019-10-01
  • Open Position

We invite applications for this full-time professorship until December 1, 2019.

This full-time, permanent position is affiliated to the Institute of Logic and Computation at the Faculty of Informatics. The estimated starting date is in October 2020.

Research Area

The focus of this professorship lies on techniques and tools for Artificial Intelligence systems. Potential research topics include:

  • Heuristic problem solving and search
  • Question Answering
  • Algorithmic Decision Making
  • Probabilistic Models and Reasoning
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Natural Language Understanding
  • Engineering of Intelligent Systems


The successful candidate will have an outstanding academic record in Artificial Intelligence, in particular techniques and tools of AI Systems.

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

  • Habilitation or equivalent qualification
  • Leadership skills
  • Proficiency in German, or willingness to learn
  • Willingness to promote young scientists
  • Gender sensitivity and social skills

We Offer

  • 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 years (e.g. equipment)
  • Relocation assistance
  • Dual career Service
  • A position in a city with an exceptional quality of life


In accordance with the Austrian Collective Agreement for University Staff, this position offers an annual minimum salary of € 71,822.80. The actual salary will be negotiated between the successful candidate and TU Wien and commensurate to his or her qualifications.


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 positioning statement describing the applicant’s vision on how to position and advance the field within the Faculty of Informatics in the areas of research and teaching, in particular in connection to the four research foci .
  • Copies of the applicant’s five most important publications related to the position together with an explanation of their relevance

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 (gerhard.neustaetter@tuwien.ac.at). Child care breaks will be handled in the same manner as in the ERC regulations for principal investigators applying to the Starting Grant.

Please note that the legally binding announcement of this position can be found in TU Wien’s University Gazette.

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