TU Wien Informatics

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Assistant Professor with Tenure Track of Artificial Intelligence Ethics

  • 2023-01-12
  • Open Position
  • Professorship

We invite applications for this full-time assistant professorship with tenure track until March 16, 2023.

Assistant Professor with Tenure Track of Artificial Intelligence Ethics
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TU Wien is Austria’s largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto “Technology for People”. As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.

The Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien invites applications for a full time Assistant Professor position with tenure track. The position is directed to Artificial Intelligence Ethics and is affiliated to the Institute of Logic and Computation, Research Unit Theory and Logic. The estimated starting date is October, 2023. The work contract is initially fixed-term. The candidate and TU Wien can agree upon a tenure evaluation after two to six years, which when positive, opens the possibility to change the position to Associate Professor with an unlimited contract.

TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and it is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. The Faculty of Informatics, one of the eight faculties at 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.


The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record in the field of Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), with a strong grounding in symbolic AI methods. The following non-exhaustive list highlights some potential topics. A successful candidate should have experience in at least one (preferably more) of them.

  • Computational normative reasoning
  • Computational Law
  • Formal approaches to responsibility and/or accountability of AI systems
  • Formal approaches to fairness and/or transparency in AI systems
  • Machine ethics & Human-compatible 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 the Faculty of 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.


For additional details and to enter the application process, please see the TU Wien Job Platform:

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