Do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Tomantschger-Stessl if you are interested in an appointment as a professor. She is always happy to provide information about the appointments.
Management of Professorial Appointments
Head of Management of Professorial Appointments
Phone: +43 316 873 6061
Phone: +43 316 873 6002
The professorial appointments are related to applications to fill an established post for a university professor
The TU Graz, as an outstanding university in Graz, strives to attract the best scientists and researchers as university professors.
Through the appointments, the TU Graz employs highly-qualified national and international researchers and scientists.
The selection procedure is merit-based, transparent and objective.
During the appointment procedure, the TU Graz fills a position for a university professor according to the University Act of 2002 (Universitätsgesetzes 2002 (UG)
1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Each professorship position is publicly advertised in the national and international media and professional networks.
2. EXAMINATION FOR FORMAL REQUIREMENTS
A search committee organised by the Senate of the TU Graz (following procedures outlined in § 98 of the UG) or a selection team from the department formed by the Rector (using methods outlined in § 99 of the UG) checks every application to see whether the formal requirements have been met.
A (preferably external) expert will be assigned to each application.
The search committee or the selection team from the department chooses the most appropriate persons on the basis of the expert opinions.
5. INVITATION TO A HEARING
The selected candidates will be invited to attend a hearing.
The hearing consists of a public (general) lecture and a specialized lecture as well as a subsequent interview by members of the commission.
7. SEARCH COMMITTEE MEETING TO SUGGEST CANDIDATES FOR THE POSITION
After the hearing, the search committee or selection team from the department will create a short list of candidates (at most, 3 people).
8. COMPARATIVE EXPERT OPINIONS
Comparative assessments of the 3 selected candidates will be made.
The selection committee or selection team from the department ranks the 3 selected individuals on the basis of the expert opinions.
The Rector holds a negotiation session with the best candidate. During this session, the research and teaching concepts of the candidate will be matched with the necessary resources and salary.
The selected candidate is appointed the position of professor. The announcement of the appointment is made in TU Graz Gazette.