The Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology is committed to excellence in research and teaching. The research at the department covers a broad spectrum of topics that are reflected in our main research areas “Biomedical Engineering,” “Security and Safety,” “Artificial Intelligence,” and “Visual Computing.” We are proud of our outstanding applied and basic research and stimulate interdisciplinary projects. Moreover, our faculty fosters a close dialogue with industry and encourages the establishment of spin-offs.
The Department for Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology invites applications for the position of a
University Professor of Data Science
with a full-time permanent contract (§98 UG).
Graz University of Technology is the oldest science and technology research and educational institute in Austria. For over 200 years, it has been an important university in the international research and education network of science. The university achieves top performances in its five Fields of Expertise and boasts intensive collaboration with other national and international research and educational establishments and with business and industry worldwide.
The Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology is an internationally highly ranked department committed to excellence in research and teaching. The research at the department covers a broad spectrum of topics that are reflected in our main research areas Biomedical Engineering, Safety and Security, Artificial Intelligence, and Visual Computing. We are proud of our outstanding basic and applied research and encourage interdisciplinary projects. Moreover, our department fosters a close dialogue with industry and encourages and supports the creation of spin-off companies.
We are looking for a candidate with proven scientific expertise who will represent the field of “Data Science” in research and teaching. The candidate will have extensive experience in interdisciplinary research, applying either theories and models from the application domain to the design of software, or computer science approaches to phenomena in the application domain. Possible areas of interest include cognitive science, cognitive computing, computational psychology, computational social sciences, social network analysis, user modeling, intelligent user interfaces, and decision support systems.
The successful applicant will play a central role in expanding our interdisciplinary collaboration with business, psychology, sociology, and law at the University of Graz. Graz University of Technology and the University of Graz run a joint interdisciplinary program "Computational Social Systems". The candidate is expected to contribute to the coordination and strengthening of these teaching initiatives.
The new professor will be part of the Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science (isds.tugraz.at). The Institute of Interactive Systems & Data Science (ISDS) combines research on cutting-edge technology for interactive systems with the collection, storage, visualization, and analysis of data. With >100 researchers and 15 research groups, the institute brides the two research areas, and provides high-quality teaching.
The successful candidate will complement the existing strengths in the department, will build an internationally visible group, will be an engaged teacher in the Computer Science programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD level, and will actively participate in academic self-administration.
At the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering undergraduate courses are taught in German or English, graduate courses are taught in English.
A completed university education with a doctoral degree (PhD) in a relevant field.
A relevant habilitation (venia docendi) or an equivalent qualification.
Excellent scientific achievements.
Excellent didactic and pedagogical skills.
Management and leadership abilities.
Excellent command of English and command of German or the willingness to acquire it.
We also value
International experience and integration in the international research community.
Experience with acquisition of research grants and/or industrial collaboration.
We expect the successful candidate to transfer her or his residence to the area of Graz.
The advertised position is a tenured full professorship with a competitive salary. The university will provide funding for one or more PhD students and the necessary research equipment.
Graz University of Technology provides excellent working conditions in a vibrant scientific community, combined with the outstanding living quality of the Graz area. We also support your partner’s career development through a dual career office and assist with the relocation process. A combination of national and European agencies provides an excellent funding landscape and ample opportunities exist to collaborate with industry.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Graz University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women, in particular in management and academic staff, and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women if applicants are equally qualified.
Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (Anti-discrimination). People with disabilities and who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.