University Professorship for the specialist field of Enterprise and Process Engineering
Technische Universität Wien
for the specialist field of Enterprise and Process Engineering
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 Enterprise and Process 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.
The successful candidate will have an outstanding research and teaching record in the field of Business Informatics and in particular in the areas of Enterprise Engineering and Business Process Management. Business Informatics is an academic discipline that deals with information processes and the associated phenomena in a socio-economic context. At the TU Wien, Business Informatics is considered as an engineering discipline, which mainly dedicates itself to analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating all kinds of information systems. Accordingly, the successful candidate is well positioned in the research community of Information Systems / Business Informatics and conducts constructive research rather than behavior research.
All applications in the area of Enterprise Engineering and Business Process Management that contribute to TU Wien’s focus on business informatics will be considered. The following non-exhaustive list highlights some potential research topics of a successful candidate:
Enterprise Governance and Transformation
Enterprise Information Systems
Business Process Management:
Workflow Systems and Technologies
Process Provenance, Auditing and Transparency
Besides research, the duties of a Full Professor at TU Wien include graduate and undergraduate teaching (in German and English) as well as contributing to usual management and faculty service tasks.
Completed doctoral or PhD studies in the field of Business Informatics, or Computer Science or a related area from a domestic or equivalent foreign university or research institution
The qualification for teaching at university level (venia docendi) acquired at a domestic or equivalent foreign university or an academic qualification recognisable as being equivalent to the venia docendi
Outstanding scientific reputation, proven by publications in internationally prestigious scientific conferences and journals, patents, awards, scientific lectures, editorial and scientific expert work, organization of conferences etc.
Excellent reputation as an active member of the international scientific community
Experience in the acquisition, execution and management of research projects
The ability and willingness to manage a research group
Pedagogic and didactic suitability for academic teaching in German and English
Experience in the supervision of scientific work of students, such as bachelor, diploma and master theses as well as dissertations
Ideally, the prospective position holder has social and gender competence or experience in the promotion of young researchers and the advancement of female students/colleagues/employees
It is expected that the future holder of the position will shift his/her centre of life to Vienna (on-site presence)
In case there is no adequate knowledge of German, willingness to quickly learn German is presupposed for teaching in bachelor programmes and participating in the management of the institute and the faculty as well as in university bodies
Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment
Financial support of research activities in the first years (equipment endowment, etc.)
Support in moving to Vienna (if required)
Dual career advice (if required): we offer partners and families of the university professors appointed to TU Wien various support opportunities tailored to their individual situation
A cooperative environment in a city with an extraordinary high quality of life
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
Detailed curriculum vitae (complete with professional and academic background)
Detailed motivation letter
Presentation of previous academic activities including a list of publications, a survey of research and development projects carried out and of funding/grants raised, a list of patents, awards, editorial and scientific expert work, organized conferences etc.
Copies of the five most important publications related to the position together with an explanation of their relevance
List of lecturing and teaching activities evidenced by a list of the university courses held so far including also a list of supervised scientific works of students (such as bachelor theses, master theses as well as doctoral theses) and a list of invited lectures
Research and teaching concept with considerations on the future positioning and further development of the field of Enterprise and Process Engineering
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