Professor of Security at Technical University of Vienna

By ASCINA | October 22, 2015

Announcement of an open position at the Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria


The Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) invites applications for a professor position at the Faculty of Informatics. Excellent junior scientists are explicitly encouraged to apply.

The professor is expected to do research in the field of computer security. He/she should have a comprehensive research agenda, preferably spanning multiple subareas of the field. We expect the successful candidate to establish links to several of the main research areas of the Faculty of Informatics.

Besides research, the duties of a full professor at the Vienna University of Technology include graduate and undergraduate teaching (in English or German) and contributing to usual management tasks.

The applicant is required to have an outstanding scientific record in the field of computer security. The open position is affiliated to the Institute of Information Systems. The professor will establish his/her own group conducting research and teaching in the area of security. The initial appointment is for 5 years and will then be made permanent following a positive evaluation.

The Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and it is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. The Faculty of Informatics, one of the eight faculties at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), plays an active role in national and international research and has an excellent reputation. The main areas of research include Computational Intelligence, Computer Engineering, Distributed and Parallel Systems, Media Informatics and Visual Computing, as well as Business Informatics.

Applicants are expected to have the following qualifications:


  • PhD or doctoral degree.
  • Post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution.
  • An outstanding research and publication record.
  • An excellent reputation as an active member of the international scientific community.
  • Teaching skills.


  • Experience in raising funds and in managing scientific research projects.
  • Leadership abilities.
  • International experience.
  • Industrial experience and/or collaborations


  • Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment.
  • An attractive salary, including additional contributions to a pension fund.
  • Additional financial research support during the first few years (equipment etc.).
  • Support for relocating to Vienna (if required).
  • A position in a city with an exceptional quality of life.


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The Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) is committed to increasing female employment in leading scientific positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified. People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply.

Applications have to include

  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A list of publications.
  • Copies of the applicant’s five most important publications related to the position together with an explanation of their relevance.
  • A positioning statement, describing the applicant’s vision on how to position and advance the field within the Faculty of Informatics in the areas of research and teaching, in particular in connection with the 5 main research areas of the Faculty of Informatics.

The actual salary will be agreed between the successful applicant and the university, commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience. In accordance with the Austrian Collective Agreement for University Staff full professors receive a minimum salary of currently EUR 67,000 per year.

Applications (in English) should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, Prof. Dr. Gerald Steinhardt, in digital form (a single pdf file to:

Application Deadline: December 31, 2015

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