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

Tenure Track Professor in Mixed Reality

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 international center for research and teaching. The university delivers top performances in its five Fields of Expertise: Advanced Material Science, Human & Biotechnology, Information, Communication & Computing, Mobility & Production, and Sustainable Systems. The university boasts intensive collaboration with national and international research and educational establishments as well as with industry partners 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 department performs highly visible research in its main research of focus: 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.

Job Description

We are looking for a candidate with proven scientific expertise in the field of Mixed Reality in research and teaching.
The following areas are of particular interest:

  • Mixed Reality displays, in particular optical see-through head-mounted displays (design, algorithms, calibration)
  • Eye-tracking for Mixed Reality
  • Spatial perception, cognition and interaction in Mixed Reality

The successful candidate will cover these or other topics in Mixed Reality. It is expected that the candidate closely collaborates with the institute’s strategic industrial partners in the area of Mixed Reality and leads a research team funded through such industrial collaborations. The position is initially funded by SNAP, Inc.
The professorship will be part of the Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision (icg.tugraz.at), which is an internationally visible research environment with more than 60 researchers in Visual Computing.
The new professor 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 Graz University of Technology, undergraduate courses are taught in German or English, and graduate courses are taught in English.

Requirements

  • A completed university education with a doctoral degree (PhD in a relevant field)
  • Excellent scientific achievements
  • Integration in the international research community
  • 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 and
  • 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.
 

Our Offer

The advertised position is a tenure-track career position. After the conclusion of a qualification agreement, the job holder is appointed as an Assistant Professor. After a positive evaluation of the qualification agreement, the position will be turned into a permanent position as an Associate Professor. After a further competitive procedure, a promotion to a Full Professor is possible.
The position will be paid according to the collective agreement for employees of Austrian universities, stipulating an initial gross annual salary of € 62.829,20, and includes medical and retirement insurance.
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 the relocation process.

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.
 

How to apply

The position is listed with the position identification number 7100/22/004.
Interested applicants are requested to submit the online application (csbme.tugraz.at/go/applications/7100-22-004) including:

  • a CV (with copies of diplomas),
  • a list of publications highlighting the 5 most important publications,
  • a research statement describing past and planned research activities (5 pages max.),
  • a teaching statement (5 pages max.) and evaluations of past teaching activities (if available).
  • names and contact information of two references

The application will be sent to the Dean of the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering within csbme.tugraz.at/go/applications/7100-22-004.

For further question, please contact Dieter Schmalstieg (schmalstieg@tugraz.at)
 

Important Dates

The deadline for applications is September 11, 2022.

The hearings for the professorship will take place in the week of November 7 - 11, 2022. Candidates should be available for interviews in this period.

The Dean: Roderick Bloem

Time Frame
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Application deadline:
September 11 2022

Interview period:
The hearings for the professorship will take place in the week of November 7 - 11, 2022.
Candidates should be available for interviews in this period.