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TU-ID: 200 | 2023 | 13 | 207512


University Professor (all genders)

Specialist field of Integral Building Technology

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.
At the Institute of Building and Industrial Construction of Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at TU Wien, the position of a University Professor in the field of Integral Building Technology with permanent (full-time) contractual employment is to be filled as of January 2024.

This is a professorship regulated by § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act (UG). The position as professor for Integral Building Technology has been allocated in TU Wien's development plan to the following TU Focal Area(s) of Research: Materials and Matter, Energy and Environment, Additional Fields of Research: Urban and Regional Transformation.

Replacing fossil fuels with zero carbon and low emission alternatives is an urgent priority for all economies and sectors. The climate change mitigation as well as current increasing of energy prices and uncertainties of energy markets makes achievement of energy efficiency and decarbonization more imperative than ever. Building sector, as one of the most intensive energy consumers offers significant saving potentials. The buildings of the future represent not only housing, working or living environment with increased requirements on individualised user-comfort and functionality, but more over will evolute from energy-consumers to prosumers – Smart Technologies act as enabler in this context.

The positioning of the Professorship for Integral Building Technology at the Institute for Building and Industrial Construction, which comprises two further Departments – for Integrated Planning and Industrial Building and for Building Construction and Building Preservation, enables development of innovative concepts and methods for planning and construction of energy and resources efficient buildings. The application of this holistic, systemic approach allows design of intelligent, sustainable buildings at the interface of building-, energy- and information technology.

This professorship is meant to position and nurture the Integrated Building Technology field of research in an international context for Smart Buildings, Smart Technologies, Renewable energy and Carbon Neutral Buildings.

In addition to research, the duties of a university professor at TU Wien also include teaching in Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programmes as well as collaboration in the management of the institute and the faculty.

Your profile:

  • Completed doctoral or PhD studies in the relevant subject (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering, System Engineering) from a domestic or equivalent foreign university or research institution or achievement of an equivalent scientific/architectural qualification
  • Expert knowledge and high profile in the field of innovative building service technologies for carbon neutral buildings
  • Competence in the holistic climate design, integrating building service technologies, building structure and user needs
  • The qualification for teaching (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 reknowned scientific journals, patents, scientific lectures, editorial and expert work, organization of conferences, prices etc.
  • Ability to form networks, proven e.g. by extended relevant stays abroad and/or through cooperation with foreign and domestic 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 the relevant subject in German and/or English
  • Experience in the supervision of scientific work of students
  • The prospective position holder has social and gender competence and experience in the promotion of young researchers and the advancement of female students/colleagues/employees
  • Willingness to move the 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

Additional competences:
  • Experience and participation in real life integrated, interdisciplinary construction projects with ambitioned energy efficiency aim setting and innovative technologies
  • Competences in innovative building services technologies: coupling of heating, cooling, ventilation, water and waste water as well as electrical engineering and building automation
  • Interdisciplinary knowledge of the interactions and synergies of the building technology systems and building hull
  • Skills and competences in model and simulation-based HVAC planning, energy modelling and simulation and interdisciplinary data exchange
  • Understanding of buildings as powerplants and interactions with urban environment 

We offer:

  • Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment
  • Attractive compensation and further benefits (see also: Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien)
  • Financial support of research activities in the first years (e.g. equipment endowment/ start-up funds)
  • Support in moving to Vienna
  • Dual career advice offers partners and families of the university professors appointed to TU Wien various support opportunities tailored to their individual situation
  • An employee-friendly 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.
Classification in the pay grade A1 of the collective bargaining agreement for employees of universities and a minimum salary of EUR 81.571,00 gross annual is provided for. Furthermore, on top of the employee benefit fund, a company pension scheme will be set up for employees, with the result that personnel benefits will increase. A higher salary depending on qualifications and experience is subject of appointment negotiations as well as detailed information about benefits.

General information can be found at the following links:

Applications in 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 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 prices etc. as well as a list of lecturing and teaching activities evidenced by a list of the university courses held so far, a list of supervised scientific works of students and a list of invited lectures
  • A list of publications (including a link to a unique research identifier like ORCID) and copies of the five most important publications
  • A research and teaching concept with considerations on the future positioning and further development of the field
  • Relevant certificates and official letters should be uploaded under the category: +add more documents
  • This data fact sheet should be filled in and uploaded under the category: +add more documents

We look forward to receiving your complete application documents by 1st June 2023.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

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

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Phone: +43 (1) 58801 23314 Dean Ronald Blab
Phone: +43 (1) 58801 20010 Dean´s Office Ramona Schneider-Lauscher

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