TU Wien Informatics

Assistant Professor of AI for Visual Computing

  • 2021-07-15
  • Research
  • Faculty

We invite applications from qualified candidates for this full-time tenure-track position until September 9, 2021. Estimated starting date March 2022.

The Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology seeks to fill the open tenure-track position of an Assistant Professor of Artificial Intelligence for Visual Computing.

About the Position

The Scope

The candidate should have extensive experience in diverse forms of learning from visual data like images, videos, 3D data and 4D data (e.g., CNNs, R-CNNS, SAEs, RNNs, Deep Belief, GANs, One Shot Learning). The exponentially increasing amount of 2D & 3D images and videos that forms the input of today’s machine learning tasks leads to an explosion of dimensions in the artificial neural networks used. These cannot be handled by existing approaches, regardless of whether they use traditional handcrafted features or deep learning based ones.

The following non-exhaustive list highlights some potential topics of a successful candidate, who should have experience in at least two of them:

  • Compact and efficient representations in 3D (real-time) reconstruction
  • 3D point clouds
  • 3D object understanding
  • Neural rendering
  • Wearable/mobile devices with strict low-power constraints
  • Autonomous driving
  • Pose estimation
  • Biometric recognition systems
  • Environment embedded perceptual interfaces
  • Style transfer
  • Colorization
  • Action recognition
  • Semantic and instance segmentation
  • Biomedical image and video analysis
  • Adversarial attacks
  • Synthesizing images

Furthermore a successful candidate should pay special attention to:

  • Human-in-the-loop
  • Explainability and interpretability
  • Data set bias
  • Deep fakes and other ethical challenges of AI

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 TU Wien Informatics and TU Wien in general.

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


Your Profile


  • PhD or doctoral degree in Computer Science or related subjects
  • 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


  • Leadership skills
  • Proficiency in German, or willingness to learn
  • Experiences in inter-disciplinary research

Salary and Benefits

Our Offer

The employment starts as University Assistant with a minimum salary of EUR 3,945.90 gross (14 x per year) according to the collective bargaining agreement for a PostDoc. After signing the qualification agreement, the employment continues as Assistant Professor with a minimum salary of EUR 4,666.30 gross (14 x per year).

  • 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
  • Central location of workplace with very good accessibility
  • Additional benefits for employees can be found in TU Wien’s Fringe-Benefit Catalogue


How to apply

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

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A letter of motivation
  • Certificates of doctoral and diploma degrees
  • A teaching statement: 2 pages maximum
  • 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 list of publications and Copies of the applicant’s three most important publications related to the position together with an explanation of their relevance

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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