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University Professor

Specialist field of Optoelectronic Materials

TU Wien is Austria's largest research and educational institution in engineering and natural sciences, thus making an indispensable contribution to securing Austria's international competitiveness and innovative strength as a research nation for over 200 years. Under the motto "Technology for People,” approximately 26,000 students and more than 4,000 scientists at TU Wien are engaged in research, teaching and innovation in this spirit.
At the Institute of Solid State Electronics of the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Wien, the position of a University Professor for the specialist field of “Optoelectronic Materials” with permanent (full-time) contractual employment is to be filled as of 1 June 2022.

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

The position as a professor for Optoelectronic Materials has been allocated in TU Wien’s development plan to the research areas “Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies“ as well as “Materials and Matter”.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is one of eight faculties of TU Wien. It is active in five research areas: Photonics, Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Telecommunications, System- and Automation Engineering and Energy-Technologies and Energy-Systems. The advertised professorship is located at the Institute of Solid State Electronics, which is active in Microelectronices, Optoelectronics and Semiconductor Technology, with a focus on Nanoscale Photonic and Electronic Devcies.

The mission of the advertised professorship will be to extend existing material groups, to develop new material systems und to devise new concepts of how to combine materials from the optical and electronic domains in order to develop new nanoscale devices. The professorship shall collaborate with research at the faculty in Nanoelectronics, Photonics, Sensor Technology but also with the faculties of Physics and Technical Chemistry.

The work area of the new professorship shall be optoelectronic materials with a focus in at least one of the following fields:
  • Design, fabrication and characterization of novel materials and material systems, for which dimensionality as well as the combination of different materials shall be investigated
  • Development of new methods to fabricate optoelectronic materials
  • Integration of various material types and demonstration of new device concepts (inorganic and organic; fabrication of meta-substrates, 0D, 1D, 2D concepts) for optoelectronic devices
  • Applications of the above such as sensors, communications, quantum or neuromorphic technologies

In addition to research a University Professor at TU Wien will have obligations in teaching (German and English) in the bachelor, master and Phd programmes; participation in the management of the institute and the faculty is also required.

The teaching duties include basic undergraduate courses in “Semiconductor Physcis” as well as special master-level lectures such as “Materials for Microelectronics, Photonics and Microsystems Technology” and “Process Technology” and “Semiconductor Lasers”.

Your profile:

  • Completed doctoral or PhD studies in a suitable field of study 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
  • High scientific reputation, proven by publications in internationally prestigious scientific journals, patents, scientific lectures, editorial and expert work, organization of conferences, prizes etc
  • Relevant joint research experience with national and international reputation as well as the ability to form networks, proven e.g. by extended relevant stays abroad or through cooperation with foreign universities and research institutions
  • Experience in the acquisition, execution and management of research projects
  • The ability and willingness to manage a research division or a research group
  • Pedagogic and didactic suitability for academic teaching in German and English
  • Experience in the supervision of scientific work of students
  • 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 participation in management of the institute and the faculty as well as in university bodies

We offer:

  • Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment
  • Attractive salary, a company pension scheme additional to the national social insurance, other additional benefits (see also: Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien)
  • 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 extraordinarily 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.
Classification in the A1 category of the collective bargaining agreement for employees of universities and a full-time minimum salary of EUR 74.503,8 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 German or English must include at least the following documents:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (complete with professional and academic background)
  • A short motivation letter
  • A presentation of previous academic activities including a list of publications, a survey of research and development projects carried out and of funding/grants raised (volume, duration, funding body etc.), a list of patents, editorial and expert work, organized conferences and prizes etc.
  • Copies of five of the most important publications
  • A 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, master theses as well as doctoral theses) and a list of invited lectures
  • A research and teaching concept with considerations on the future positioning and further development of the specialist area


We look forward to receiving your complete application documents by 30 April 2021.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Application Management:
Phone: +43 (1) 588 01 DW 406201 Carmen Keck, Informations of the application process

Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology:
Phone: +43 (1) 588 01 DW 38925 Dean of Faculty, Norbert Görtz
Phone: +43 (1) 588 01 DW 35000 Head of Dean's Office, Sabine Herr

Professors appointment service:
Information about the current status of the procedure
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