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TU-ID: 192 | 2023 | 5 | 198330


Assistant Professorship (all genders) - Tenure Track

Database Theory

TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto "Technology for People". As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.
The Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien invites applications for a full time Assistant Professor position with tenure track. The position is directed to Database Theory and is affiliated to the Institute of Logic and Computation, Research Unit Databases and Artificial Intelligence. The estimated starting date is December, 2023. The work contract is initially limited to six years. The candidate and TU Wien can agree upon a tenure evaluation, which when positive, opens the possibility to change the position to Associate Professor with an unlimited contract.

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 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. TU Wien has a strong and internationally highly competitive group in database theory and the foundations of knowledge bases. The successful candidate for the advertised position is expected to further strengthen this successful group and to ensure the continuity of strong Database Theory research at TU Wien.


Our data and knowledge-driven society crucially depends on innovative solutions to data management problems. Database Theory aims to provide a solid formal and algorithmic framework of methods, techniques, and solutions for data management.

The following non-exhaustive list highlights some potential topics of a successful candidate:
  • Database design: data models, query languages, schemas, constraints
  • Database processing: query evaluation, query optimization, query decomposition, approximate data processing
  • Query processing in knowledge bases and knowledge graphs
  • Rule-based query languages and extensions
  • Database access: data structures, access methods, concurrency, transactions
  • Interaction of databases and machine learning; knowledge discovery from databases and/or knowledge graphs; rule learning
  • Interoperability: mappings and views, data integration, data exchange, ontology-based data access using rule-based languages
  • Logical foundations of databases; databases and logic programming; extension of databases beyond classical logic

Candidates will be evaluated according to their academic age. A successful candidate should have a relevant postdoctoral experience and a compelling research vision. We expect publications in top-tier conferences and/or journals in or connected to the area of Database Theory and the demonstration of successful independent research.

We are particularly interested in candidates working in areas that will complement our existing expertise and lead to fruitful collaborations with other members of the Faculty of Informatics and TU Wien in general.

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

Your profile:

  • PhD or doctoral degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related subjects
  • Post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
  • An outstanding research and publication record
  • Excellent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent in written and spoken German or willingness to quickly acquire German language skills
  • Experience with scientific project collaborations
  • Experience in university teaching as well as supervision or co-supervision
  • Pedagogic and didactic skills
  • Administrative and organizational skills
  • Gender sensitivity and social skills

In particular, senior candidates are expected to have:
  • Experience with raising research funds and managing scientific research projects
  • An excellent reputation as an active member of the international scientific community
  • Leadership skills
  • Industrial experience and/or collaborations

We offer:

  • Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment
  • An attractive salary, including additional contributions to a pension fund
  • Support for relocating to Vienna (if required)
  • A position in a city with an exceptional quality of life
  • Central location of workplace with very good accessibility (U1/U4 Karlsplatz)
  • Additional benefits for employees can be found at the following link: Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien
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.
General information can be found at the following links:
The employment starts as University Assistant with a minimum salary of EUR 4.351,90  gross (14 x per year) according to the collective bargaining agreement for a PostDoc. After signing the qualification agreement, the employment continues as Assistant Professor with a minimum salary of EUR 5.124,20 gross (14 x per year).

We look forward to receiving your application until 13.04.2023.
Applications have to include the following documents:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • letter of motivation
  • A teaching statement: 2 pages maximum
  • A research statement: brief summary of past research activities, as well as a convincing outline of planned research activities, and an explanation of their contribution to the scientific profile of the Faculty of Informatics; 4-6 pages maximum; incl. abstract
  • Certificates of doctoral and diploma degrees should be uploaded under the category: +add more documents
  • A list of publications and copies of the applicant’s three most important publications related to the position together with an explanation of their relevance should be also uploaded under the category: +add more documents
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Carmen Keck | T: +43 1 588 01 406201
Here you can find also relevant information about the application process.
Technology for People
Furthermore, please note that applicants will not normally be reimbursed for travel costs incurred in connection with this admission process.
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