TU Wien Informatics

20 Years

Full Professor of Programming Languages and Compilers

  • 2024-02-22
  • Open Position
  • Professorship

We invite applications for this full-time professorship until May 2, 2024.

Full Professor of Programming Languages and Compilers
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About TU Wien

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.


At the Institute of Information Systems Engineering of the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien, the position of a University Professor (all genders) for the specialist field of “Programming Languages and Compilers” with permanent (full-time) contractual employment is expected to be filled as of October 1, 2025.

This professorship position is regulated by § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act (UG), and has been allocated in TU Wien’s development plan to the focal area Information & Communication Technology.

Your Profile

The Faculty of Informatics, one of the eight faculties at the TU Wien, is among the top ranked faculties of Informatics in Europe, with more than 70 professors on all career levels and a strong focus on research excellence. The announced position of a University Professor for Programming Languages and Compilers will complement and strengthen the existing expertise and research excellence of the faculty.

Programming Languages and Compilers constitute a central topic in computer science. The Faculty of Informatics’ research includes a wide range of areas in which this topic plays a foundational role: Logic and Computation (including Formal Methods and Verification; Security and Privacy; and Formal Languages), Information Systems Engineering (including Compilers; Languages; and Programming Systems and Tools), Computer Engineering (including Parallel and Distributed, Dependable, Real-time Systems; and Runtime Verification), as well as Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology (including Computer Vision and Graphics; Visualization; Augmented/Virtual Reality, and Human-Computer Interaction). This cross-cutting nature of Programming Languages and Compilers and a strong focus of our Faculty on collaboration and interdisciplinarity, evidenced by numerous joint initiatives, research projects, and doctoral colleges, opens up the opportunity to closely collaborate with our internationally renowned researchers. Moreover, the Faculty of Informatics has an international student body and a large pool of talented graduate students.

In addition, the Faculty of Informatics has established institutional collaborations with several excellent research institutions and universities inside and outside of Austria, as well as with numerous leading industrial players. National and regional funding agencies such as the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), and the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) provide the opportunity to acquire funding in addition to international funding agencies and the generous resources offered by the Faculty of Informatics to the successful applicant.

The faculty seeks to hire a strong candidate with an outstanding research and teaching record in Programming Languages and Compilers, who will establish an internationally leading research group at TU Wien.

Desired areas of research and expertise may include but are not limited to:

  • Languages and compilers for emerging computing paradigms and specialized architectures
  • AI-assisted code generation, compilation, and programming tools
  • Language-based security, privacy, and reliability
  • Program analysis and formal guarantees for languages and compilers
  • Domain-specific languages, Specification Languages, Modeling Languages

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

Your Application

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