University Professor for the specialist field of Software Engineering
TU Wien

University Professor for the specialist field of Software Engineering

Austria 31 Mar 2021


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TU Wien is Austria's largest research and educational institution in the fields of technology and natural sciences. More than 4,000 scientists in eight faculties conduct research on "Technology for People" in five main research areas. The content of the offered studies is based on this excellent research. The more than 27,000 students in the 55 studies offered benefit from this. As a driver of innovation, TU Wien strengthens the business location, enables cooperation and contributes to the prosperity of society.

At the Institute of Information Systems Engineering of the Faculty Informatics at TU Wien, the position of a University Professor for the specialist field of “Software Engineering” with permanent (full-time) contractual employment is to be filled as of March 1, 2022.

This is a professorship regulated by § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act (UG).

The position as professor for Software Engineering has been allocated in TU Wien’s development plan to the focal area Information & Communication Technology. The Faculty of Informatics, one of the eight faculties at the TU Wien, plays an active role in national and international research and has an excellent reputation. The main areas of research include Computer Engineering, Logic and Computation, Visual Computing & Human-Centered Technology, as well as Information Systems Engineering.

Software has become ubiquitous in our daily lives. Every industry, business, and governing functions of society have come to rely on software-intensive systems. Software Engineering research covers a broad range of activities that introduce Rigorous and Systematic Methods to Modeling, Designing, Developing, Testing, and Maintaining Software Systems. We are looking for a candidate with strong scientific foundations and demonstrated expertise in building software systems. In line with the faculty’s large student body in Software Engineering and the desire to expand its research outlook in Software Engineering, the professorship represents opportunities to strengthen our Software Engineering Curriculum and innovate in a software-intensive, digital society.

Desired core areas of Software Engineering include at least two of the following (but are not limited to):

Besides research, the duties of a Full Professor at the TU Wien include graduate and undergraduate teaching (in German and English) as well as contributing to usual management and faculty service tasks.

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TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour.

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter (

Classification in the A1 category of the collective bargaining agreement for employees of universities and a full-time minimum salary of EUR 74.503,80 gross annual is provided for. In addition, a company pension scheme (pension fund and employee benefit fund) will be set up, so that personnel benefits will increase by a total of 11.53%.

A higher salary depending on qualifications and experience is categorically a subject of appointment negotiations.

General information can be found at the following links:

Applications in English must include at least the following documents:

We look forward to receiving your complete application documents by March 31, 2021.

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