TU Wien Informatics

Full Professor of Data Management

  • 2021-06-29
  • Research
  • Faculty

We invite applications from qualified candidates for this full-time position until August 22, 2021. Estimated starting date July 2022.

At the Institute of Logic and Computation at TU Wien Informatics, the position of a University Professor for the specialist field of “Data Management” with permanent (full-time) contractual employment is to be filled as of July 1, 2022.

About the Position

The Scope

The position as professor for Data Management has been allocated in TU Wien’s development plan to the focal area Information & Communication Technology. The Faculty of Informatics, one of eight faculties at the TU Wien, plays an active role in national and international research and has an excellent reputation. The main areas of research include Computer Engineering, Logic and Computation, Visual Computing & Human-Centered Technology, as well as Information Systems Engineering.

We are currently witnessing a tremendous increase in the amounts of data being produced and collected by all kinds of applications and scientific disciplines. Effective and efficient data management is of utmost importance to cope with these amounts of data and to benefit from them. Data Management research covers a broad range of methods and techniques needed to handle the scale and complexity of today’s data and tasks, covering the entire data science processes. We are looking for a candidate with strong scientific foundations and demonstrated expertise in data management. In line with the faculty’s large student body, the professorship represents opportunities to strengthen all degree programs at our faculty as well as to outreach in a data-intensive, digital society.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record in data management, with particular emphasis on at least one of the following fields (but not limited to):

  • Big data and data on the Web
  • Data management for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data warehousing and data analytics
  • Database security and privacy
  • Databases for emerging hardware
  • Distributed and parallel databases, cloud data management
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques in data management
  • Query processing and optimization
  • Schema matching, data integration, data cleaning and information extraction
  • Semi-structured data and graph data
  • Storage, indexing, and physical database design
  • Streams, sensor networks, complex event processing
  • Transaction processing
  • Uncertain, probabilistic, and approximate databases
  • Very large data management applications/pipelines

Besides research, the duties of a Full Professor at TU Wien include graduate and undergraduate teaching (in German and English) as well as contributing to usual management and faculty service tasks.


Your Profile

  • Completed doctoral or PhD studies in the field of Computer Science, or Business Informatics or a related area from a domestic or equivalent foreign university or research institution.
  • Qualification for teaching (venia docendi) acquired at a domestic or equivalent foreign university or an academic qualification recognisable as being equivalent to the venia docendi.
  • Outstanding scientific reputation, proven by publications in internationally prestigious scientific conferences and journals, patents, awards, scientific lectures, editorial and scientific expert work, organization of conferences etc.
  • Excellent reputation as an active member of the international scientific community.
  • Experience in the acquisition, execution and management of research projects.
  • Ability and willingness to manage a research group.
  • Pedagogic and didactic suitability for academic teaching in German and English.
  • Experience in the supervision of scientific work of students, such as bachelor, diploma and master theses as well as dissertations.
  • Social and gender competence as well as experience in the promotion of young researchers and the advancement of female students/colleagues/employees.
  • On-site presence is expected.
  • In case there is no adequate knowledge of German, willingness to quickly learn German is presupposed for teaching in bachelor programmes and participating in the management of the institute and the faculty as well as in university bodies.

Salary and Benefits

Our Offer

Classification in the A1 category of the collective bargaining agreement for employees of universities and a full-time minimum salary of €74.503,80 gross annual is provided for. In addition, a company pension scheme (pension fund and employee benefit fund) will be set up, so that personnel benefits will increase by a total of 11.53%. A higher salary depending on qualifications and experience is categorically a subject of appointment negotiations.

  • Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment
  • Attractive compensation combined with a supplemental retirement benefit program sponsored by the employer and further benefits (see also: Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien)
  • Financial support of research activities in the first years (e.g. equipment endowment/start-up funds)
  • Support in moving to Vienna (if required)
  • Dual career advice (if required): we offer partners and families of the university professors appointed to TU Wien various support opportunities tailored to their individual situation
  • An employee-friendly environment in a city with an extraordinary high quality of life


How to apply

Submit your application online at TU Wien’s job platform, including the following information:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae (complete with professional and academic background)
  • Detailed motivation letter
  • Presentation of previous academic activities including a list of research and development projects carried out and of funding/grants raised (volume, duration, funding body, etc.), a list of patents, awards, editorial and scientific expert work, organized conferences etc., as well as a list of lecturing and teaching activities evidenced by a list of the university courses held so far, a list of supervised scientific works of students (such as bachelor theses, master theses as well as doctoral theses), and a list of invited lectures
  • List of publications and copies of the five most important publications related to the position together with an explanation of their relevance
  • Research and teaching concept with considerations on the future positioning and further development of the field of Data Management
  • Relevant certificates and official letters should be uploaded under the category: +Add more documents
  • We kindly ask you to download the data sheet “Data Management” and upload it filled in under the category: +Add more documents

TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour. People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Gerhard Neustätter.


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