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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 approximately 12,500 students and 2,400 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.

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Interesting Details:

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.

Paolo Falcaro, Source: Falcaro
Paolo Falcaro, Professor at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

TU Graz is a very appealing educational and research organization. The high standard related to important aspects of teaching, research, innovation and equipment enables the production of internationally recognized research outcomes. The judicious balance between fundamental and applied research with specific interest towards industrial needs allows for a variety of exciting multidisciplinary challenges. Additionally Graz is a cozy city surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes… I love it!

Kang Mihyun, Source: Lichtmeister – TU Graz
Mihyun Kang, Professor at the Institute of Discrete Mathematics

Graz University of Technology has a very good reputation and a long tradition as an excellent University for research. TU Graz provides internationality, which plays a very important role in academic life. The university city of Graz has the right size to live cosy and comfortable and at the same time enjoy diverse cultural activities and nature.

Appointment Procedure

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. 

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Basic Information

During the appointment procedure, the TU Graz fills a position for a university professor according to the University Act of 2002 (Universitätsgesetzes 2002 (UG) 

Contact

Management of Professorial Appointments
Rechbauerstraße 12/I
8010 Graz
berufungen@tugraz.at

Ursula TOMANTSCHGER-STESSL

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Head of Management of Professorial Appointments

Phone: +43 316 873 6061

Secretary:
Monika WINTER
Phone: +43 316 873 6002

Procedure

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.

3. EXPERTS

A (preferably external) expert will be assigned to each application.

4. SELECTION

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.

6. 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.

9. RANKING

The selection committee or selection team from the department ranks the 3 selected individuals on the basis of the expert opinions. 

10. NEGOTIATIONS

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.

11. APPOINTMENT

The selected candidate is appointed the position of professor. The announcement of the appointment is made in TU Graz Gazette.

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Current Appointment Procedures

Faculty of Architecture

Wood Architecture

  • Section 99 University Act; limited to 5 years
  • Institute of Architecture Technology
  • Selection process in progress; Hearings: 21.3.2017

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling

  • Section 98 University Act; successor to Prof. Schubert
  • Institute of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling
  • Position announcement in preparation

Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering

Electrical Power Systems

  • Section 98 University Act; successor to Prof. Fickert
  • Institute of Electrical Power Systems
  • Selection process in progress, appointment negotiations in preparation

Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering

Foundations of Data Science

  • Focus on Big Data Management; Professorship related to Section 99 University Act; limited to 5 years; foundation of the ministry BMVIT and business partners; permanent position after positive evaluation and availability of sufficient financing
  • Institute of Knowledge Technology
  • Position announcement in preparation

Machine Learning

  • Section 98 University Act; successor to Prof. Maass
  • Institute of Theoretical Computer Science
  • Position announcement; Application deadline: 15.05.2017

Mathematical Models in Computer Vision

  • Section 98 University Act; permanent position
  • Position announcement in preparation

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Economic Sciences

Innovative Materials and Fabrication Technology for Aviation

  • Section 98 University Act; limited to 5 years; foundation of the ministry BMVIT and business partners; permanent position after positive evaluation and availability of sufficient financing
  • Institute of Materials Science and Welding
  • Selection process – appointment negotiations in progress

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Geodesy

Applied Statistics

  • Section 98 University Act; successor to Prof. Stadlober
  • Institute of Statistics
  • Selection process in progress, appointment negotiations in preparation

Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering, Biotechnology

 

No selection process currently taking place.

Newly occupied professorships in summer semester 2017

Strength of Materials

Prof. Thomas Hochrainer

commencement of duties on 1.3.2017

Newly occupied professorships in winter semester 2016/17

Molecular Biotechnology

Prof. Robert Kourist

commencement of duties on 1.1.2017

Process Systems Engineering

Prof. Tim Zeiner

commencement of duties on 1.12.2016

Solid-state chemistry of modern energy storage systems

Prof. Martin Wilkening

commencement of duties on 1.11.2016

Newly occupied professorships in summer semester 2016

Urban planning

Prof. Aglaée Degros

commencement of duties on 1.09.2016

Bio-based Materials

Prof. Paolo Falcaro

commencement of duties on 1.04.2016

Electronic Sensor Systems

Prof. Alexander Bergmann

commencement of duties on 1.03.2016

Newly occupied professorships in winter semester 2015/16

Theoretical Geodesy and Satellite Geodesy

Prof. Torsten Mayer-Gürr

commencement of duties on 1.12.2015

Computational Topology

Prof. Michael Kerber

commencement of duties on 1.10.2015

Integrated Building Systems

Prof. Michael Monsberger

commencement of duties on 1.10.2015

Urban Water Management and Landscape Water Engineering

Prof. Dirk Muschalla

commencement of duties on 1.10.2015

Advanced Manufacturing

Prof. Rudolf Pichler

commencement of duties on 1.10.2015

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Prof. Robert Scharler

commencement of duties on 1.10.2015

Cryptography

Prof. Christian Rechberger

commencement of duties on 1.09.2015

Profiles of the newly occupied professors

The profiles of the newly occupied professors are available in German. Please go to the German page:

Professuren