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Professorships

Are you passionate about your research field? Would you like to work in an international environment? Would you like to work for a university, which works closely with industries, other universities and research institutions? Then a professorship at the TU Graz may be just the right thing for you!

Science – Passion – Technology – this motto unites the students and employees at the TU Graz.

The TU Graz offers researchers and teachers a dynamic setting in which to work and pursue their passions. Both internal and external cooperation promote a climate of diversity, innovation and equal opportunity.

The city of Graz, with its nearly Mediterranean climate, appealing culture and cuisine offers an excellent breeding ground for innovation.

Interesting Details:

Ferndinand Pospischil
Ferdinand Pospischil, Professor and Head of the Institute of Railway Infrastructure Design

The pristine ski slope extends out in front of me, just below the tips of my skis – the anticipation of carving the first track into this untouched territory. What will await me? Have I correctly considered all the influencing factors? Have I judged the avalanche situation correctly? It is precisely with these thoughts that I approach founding the institute at TU Graz.

When does one really ever have this chance to break new ground? There’s no avalanche warning report for founding institutes, but I’ve been able to receive huge support from all directions and in all areas. I don't know what lies ahead of me, but I’m very much looking forward to meeting this challenge full on and, together with my colleagues, carving the first tracks in this untouched landscape and re-establishing the subject of railway infrastructure research in Graz.

Christina Johanna Hopfe, Professor at the Institute of Building Construction
Christina Hopfe, Professor and Head of the Institute of Building Physics, Services and Construction

We are facing a series of unprecedented crises. I want to use my knowledge and collaborate with colleagues and experts from industry and research to find new appropriate solutions to these global challenges.

TU Graz is a place of learning and research, where points of view are heard and exchanged, and where there are endless opportunities to work together to generate new ideas, knowledge, and solutions that our planet desperately needs.

Daniel Watzenig, Source: Watzenig
Daniel Watzenig, Professor at the Institute of Automation and Control

The TU Graz enjoys an excellent international reputation and is located in the heart of the research and innovation region of Styria. TU Graz’s proximity and close ties to the surrounding high-tech companies, as well as its lively international culture, continuously increase the quality of research and teaching offered and make it an attractive employer. By discussing cutting-edge topics such as security and automated driving, TU Graz once again demonstrates its impressive ability to adapt to the dynamic, constantly changing research landscape.

TU Graz offers the optimal conditions for basic research, research-guided teaching and industrial research cooperation, especially in the cutting-edge field of automated driving. I also studied here due to the attractive range of courses offered and have worked for the TU Graz for many years.

Tom Kaden, Source: Kaden
Tom Kaden, Professor at the Institute of Architecture Technology

It is with great pleasure that I would like to contribute my many years of professional experience to the newly established professorship of Wood Architecture. Graz as a centre of culture and science in general and the Institute of Architecture Technology at TU Graz in particular have an excellent reputation among colleagues and for me this is a kind of return to my roots: before building my first timber constructions, I undertook extensive architectural excursions in Austria in order to study existing timber architecture.

Katrin Ellermann, Source: Ellermann
Katrin Ellermann, Professor at the Institute of Mechanics

Whenever moving to a new place, I prepared for the journey but I was always open to surprises. The same holds for Graz: Certainly, you can browse through web pages, read many books or papers about the place or the research at TU Graz. But from my point of view, getting to know the new colleagues and meeting other researchers make the appeal of being in Graz. Especially, I appreciated how common it is to being invited to different research groups and laboratories.

Bernd Deutschmann, Source: Deutschmann
Bernd Deutschmann, Professor at the Institute of Electronics

After several years working in industry, I returned to academia. Choosing TU Graz was an easy decision. I studied here and knew about the high quality of the university’s education and research. TU Graz is at the centre of Austria’s “Silicon Valley”. Its close proximity to numerous companies means that it is an ideal place for research cooperation ventures. As a student city, Graz is also a fantastic place to live.

Vacancies for Professorships

Relocation tax allowance for international applicants

In accordance with the Austrian Income Tax Act an attractive relocation tax allowance can be granted for the first five years in the case of appointments to professorships in Austria. The prerequisites are subject to examination on a case by case basis.

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Communications Engineering and Satellite Communications

Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering;
Institute of Communication Networks and Satellite Communications

Call for applications

Application deadline: 15 September 2021
Application form

Integrated Measurement- and Circuit- Technology

Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering;
Institute of Electrical Measurement and Sensor Systems

Call for applications

Application deadline: 31 December 2021
Application form

Information on the Application

Appointment Procedure

Here you can find further information on the Appointment Procedure.

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Diversity and Equal Opportunities

TU Graz actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be placed at a disadvantage in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, sexual orientation or special needs due to a disability.

Contact

Management of Professorial Appointments
Rechbauerstraße 12/I
8010 Graz

Ursula TOMANTSCHGER-STESSL
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Head of Management of Professorial Appointments
Phone: +43 316 873 6061
ursula.tomantschger-stesslnoSpam@tugraz.at

Secretary:
Monika WINTER
Phone: +43 316 873 6002
monika.winternoSpam@tugraz.at

Increasing the proportion of women

Graz University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women, in particular in management and academic staff, and therefore particularly encourages qualified women to apply. In the event of under-representation, women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

General requirements

Applicants must have written and spoken German and English skills that reflect the requirements of the position.

No travel expenses

Travel costs that arise as a result of the selection procedure are not reimbursed by TU Graz.

Funding opportunity: FFG Career Grant

 

Current Appointment Procedures

Faculty of Architecture

Design in Existing Structures and Architectural Heritage Protection

  • Selection process concluded

No current appointment procedures.

Faculty of Civil Engineering Sciences

Structural Concrete

  • Section 98 University Act
  • Institute of Structural Concrete
  • Vacancy; Application deadline: 26 March 2021
  • Selection process in progress

Sustainable Construction

  • Section 99 University Act
  • Vacancy; Application deadline: 23 May 2021
  • Selection process in progress

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Economic Sciences

No current appointment procedures.

Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering

Acoustics

  • Section 98 University Act
  • Institute of Signal Processing and Speech Communication
  • Vacancy; Application deadline: 30 September 2019
  • Selection process – negotiations in progress

Integrated Measurement and Circuit Technology

  • Section 98 University Act
  • Institute of Electrical Measurement and Sensor Systems
  • Vacancy; Application deadline: 31 December 2021

Power Electronics

  • Section 98 University Act
  • Electric Drives and Machines Institute
  • Vacancy; Application deadline: 6 January 2020
  • Selection process concluded

Electricity Economics and Energy Innovation

  • Section 98 University Act
  • Institute of Electricity Economics and Energy Innovation
  • Vacancy; Application deadline: 20 May 2019
  • Selection process concluded

Communications Engineering and Satellite Communications

  • Section 98 University Act
  • Institute of Communication Networks and Satellite Communications
  • Vacancy; Application deadline: 15 September 2021

 

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Geodesy

Experimental Physics

  • § 98 University Act
  • Institute of Experimental Physics
  • Vacancy; Application deadline: 13 April 2021
  • Selection process in progress

Navigation

  • § 98 University Act
  • Institute of Geodesy
  • Vacancy; Application deadline: 30 September 2019
  • Selection process concluded

Remote Sensing

  • Selection process concluded

Space Sciences

  • § 99 (1) University Act
  • Institute of Theoretical Physics and Computational Physics
  • Vacancy; Application deadline: 28 July 2021

Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Imaging

  • § 98 University Act
  • Institute for Medical Technology
  • Vacancy; Application deadline: 26 November 2020
  • Selection process concluded

Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering, Biotechnology

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies

  • § 99 (4) University Act
  • Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology
  • Vacancy; Application deadline: 30 April 2021
  • Selection process in progress

Newly occupied professorships