University Professor In Data Science (M/F/D)

Universities and Institutes of Austria
November 23, 2022
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Permanent
Working Time:Full time
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  • Organisation/Company: Graz University of Technology
  • Research Field: Computer science Engineering
  • Researcher Profile: Leading Researcher (R4)
  • Application Deadline: 23/11/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Austria › Graz
  • Type Of Contract: Permanent
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Is The Job Related To Staff Position Within A Research Infrastructure?: Yes
  • The Department for Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology invites applications for the position of a

    Professor in 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.

    Job Description

    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 ( 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.

    Our Offer

    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.

    How to apply

    Interested applicants are requested to submit the online application ( 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 https: //

    For further questions, please contact Stefanie Lindstaedt (

    Important Dates

    The deadline for applications is 23 November 2022.

    The hearings for the professorship will take place in the week of 13 February 2023. Candidates should be available for interviews in this period.

    The Dean: Roderick Bloem

    Selection process

    The deadline for applications is 23 November 2022.

    The hearings for the professorship will take place in the week of 13 February 2023. Candidates should be available for interviews in this period.

    Additional comments

    More Information: Folder for candidates

    Web site for additional job details


    Required Research Experiences
  • Computer science

  • More than 10

  • Engineering

  • More than 10

    Offer Requirements
  • Computer science: PhD or equivalent

    Engineering: PhD or equivalent

    Technology: PhD or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Excellent

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Graz University of Technology
  • Department: Department for Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Austria
  • City: Graz
  • State/Province: Austria
  • Postal Code: 8010
  • Street: A-8010 Graz, Rechbauerstraße 12
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