TU Wien Informatics

Assistant Professor with Tenure Track of Database Theory

  • 2023-02-09
  • Open Position
  • Professorship

We invite applications for this full-time assistant professorship with tenure track until April 13, 2023.

Assistant Professor with Tenure Track of Database Theory
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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 Database Theory and is affiliated to the Institute of Logic and Computation, Research Unit Databases and Artificial Intelligence. The estimated starting date is December, 2023. 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.

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. TU Wien has a strong and internationally highly competitive group in database theory and the foundations of knowledge bases. The successful candidate for the advertised position is expected to further strengthen this successful group and to ensure the continuity of strong Database Theory research at TU Wien.


Our data and knowledge-driven society crucially depends on innovative solutions to data management problems. Database Theory aims to provide a solid formal and algorithmic framework of methods, techniques, and solutions for data management.

The following non-exhaustive list highlights some potential topics of a successful candidate:

  • Database design: data models, query languages, schemas, constraints
  • Database processing: query evaluation, query optimization, query decomposition, approximate data processing
  • Query processing in knowledge bases and knowledge graphs
  • Rule-based query languages and extensions
  • Database access: data structures, access methods, concurrency, transactions
  • Interaction of databases and machine learning; knowledge discovery from databases and/or knowledge graphs; rule learning
  • Interoperability: mappings and views, data integration, data exchange, ontology-based data access using rule-based languages
  • Logical foundations of databases; databases and logic programming; extension of databases beyond classical logic

Candidates will be evaluated according to their academic age. A successful candidate should have a relevant postdoctoral experience and a compelling research vision. We expect publications in top-tier conferences and/or journals in or connected to the area of Database Theory and the demonstration of successful independent research.

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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