Tenure Track Professor of Digital Technologies and Psychology

University of Graz


June 30, 2021


At the University of Graz, researchers and students work across a broad disciplinary spectrum to enlarge our knowledge, and find strategies to deal with challenges our society is confronted with and to shape tomorrow's world. The University of Graz is a place which combines high quality academic research and teaching, where achievement is rewarded, careers are promoted, and social diversity is encouraged – all within a modern, award-winning working environment. Our motto: We work for tomorrow. Join us!

At the Institute of Psychology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the University of Graz is seeking to appoint a

Tenure Track Professor of Digital Technologies and Psychology

(40 hours per week; selection procedure in accordance with Section 99 (5) of the Universities Act (UG). Initially the successful candidate starts as an Assistant Professor with a qualification agreement for a fixed term tenure phase of six years. After successful completion of the qualification goals the position will be converted into a permanent Associate Professor position in accordance with the Salaried Employees Act (AngG). Expected starting date October 1st 2021)

The professor will be responsible for the subject of “Digital Technologies and Psychology” in research and teaching, expanding the existing focus of the Institute of Psychology as well as the University's ongoing push for digitalisation with a psychological perspective. The content-methodological orientation of this professorship is based on the interaction between psychological processes and digital technologies on a behavioural and cognitive and/or neural level. The aim is to develop and evaluate innovative psychological interventions using digital technologies. An empirically oriented research profile as well as in-depth knowledge of data science methods are expected. Via the MRI Lab and PsyLab, the Institute provides access to fMRI, NIRS, EEG, neurostimulation (tES), eye tracking, physiological measurement methods and the VR Lab.

Active participation in the master's programme in Computational Social Systems (“Route 63”) is planned. In addition, active participation in the Digital Hub and in one of the University's Fields of Excellence is desired. We also expect gender mainstreaming skills.

Employment requirements:
  • Austrian or equivalent foreign higher education degree corresponding with the position (Master/Diploma) in the field of Psychology and doctorate/PhD in a relevant field of study.
  • Outstanding academic qualifications in research and teaching in the relevant discipline and for the profile of the professorship (commensurate with stage of academic career)
  • Several years of experience as post-doc or in a similar position
  • Skills in attracting subject-specific project grants
  • Skills in higher education didactics and online teaching
  • Gender mainstreaming skills
  • Experience with data science methods (e.g., Big Data / machine learning / network analysis, graph theoretical models) or analysis of data obtained using digital technologies
  • Experience with open science (desirable)
  • Proof of involvement in the international scientific community
  • Very good knowledge of English as well as relevant publications in English
  • Knowledge of German (for non-native speakers: to be acquired within 3 years of appointment)
  • The successful candidate will be highly motivated, aiming for academic excellence and integrity in research and teaching. He/she will have demonstrated ability to collaborate constructively in a responsible manner and inspire colleagues and students in an interdisciplinary, internationally oriented context.

    We offer a diverse, challenging, team-oriented working environment and a high degree of personal responsibility. Working hours are flexible and there are many options for further education and personal development.


    Salary scheme of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff (Universitäten-KV): B1 or A2 with conclusion of the Qualification Agreement.

    Minimum salary

    The minimum remuneration as stated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement is EUR 55242.60 gross per year or EUR 65328.20 gross per year with conclusion of the Qualification Agreement.

    Application deadline: June 30 th 2021 Reference number: KS/6/99 ex 2020/21

    Planned dates of the applicant's presentation: 06/07 September 2021 or 21/22 September 2021

    The University of Graz is committed to increasing the proportion of female employees, especially in leadership roles. We therefore encourage qualified female colleagues in particular to apply for this position. In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority consideration.

    Please submit your application documents (in English) in accordance with the general application guidelines (which can be found at (https:// jobs.uni- graz.at/en/Auswahlverfahren-Tenure-Track) before the stated deadline. Your application documents should include the reference number of the position and be sent by email to:


    For information, please contact Prof. Dr. Guilherme Maia de Oliveira Wood (guilherme.wood@uni-graz.at).

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