The Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology is committed to excellence in research and teaching. The faculty’s research activities cover a broad spectrum of topics that are reflected in its main research areas, “Biomedical Engineering,” “Safety and Security,” “Intelligent Systems,” and “Visual Computing.” We are proud of our outstanding applied and fundamental research expertise and promote interdisciplinary projects. Moreover, our faculty fosters a close dialogue with industry and encourages the establishment of spin-offs.


The Graz University of Technology / Faculty for Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering is seeking applicants for an

University Professor of Intelligent and Adaptive User Interfaces

to be appointed at the institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science. The position is limited to 5 years of employment according to Sec. 99 (1) of the Austrian Universities Act (§ 99(1) UG). Subsequently, the faculty intends to establish a permanent professorship in the same field.

This professorship will deal with the development of radically new user interfaces involving a wide variety of human senses. This includes, for example, perceptual user interfaces, immersive displays (e.g., virtual reality), natural user interfaces (touch, gaze, tangibles, haptics, speech, etc.), wearables, embodied interfaces, ubiquitous computing, emotional computing, computational fabrication, multi-modal interfaces, and intelligent user interfaces.

The faculty intends to set up an HCI centre, to be managed by successful candidate. The purpose of this centre will be to design novel interfaces and evaluate them within real-world processes and situations. Therefore, the successful candidate should have a solid understanding of and experience with methods of human computer interaction, interaction design as well as usability engineering and evaluation methodologies.

Very good English language skills and the willingness to learn German are required. Relocation to the greater Graz area is also expected.

Employment Requirements

  • A completed university education with a doctoral degree (PhD)
  • Outstanding scientific achievements (with habilitation equivalent qualification) in the field of User Interfaces, documented by internationally recognized publications and conferences
  • Successful securing of grants for third-party funded projects as well as implementation of said projects
  • Outstanding pedagogical and didactic abilities
  • The qualification to lead and promote research teams

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. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the university, 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 who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

Interested applicants are requested to send a detailed application including

  • the application form available here,
  • a C.V. (including copies of certificates and diplomas) with professional/scientific background
  • a list of publications (including copies of the five most important publications),
  • an outline of the past and planned activities in research as well as a concept for the future research development (up to 5 pages), and
  • a description of the teaching experience (up to 5 pages) and teaching evaluations (if available)  

at the latest by

03 December 2018
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in digital form to the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology, Roderick Bloem, email: applications.csbmenoSpam@tugraz.at.

The hearings for the professorship will take place in the weeks of 4 February to 15 February 2019. Candidates should be available for interviews in this period. For further questions please contact the dean (roderick.bloemnoSpam@tugraz.at).

The Dean: Roderick Bloem                                                                         

www.tugraz.at/go/professorships


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The hearings for the professorship will take place in the weeks of 4 February to 15 February 2019. Candidates should be available for interviews in this period.

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