Up to 10 Tenure-track and Tenured Professorships for Computational X and/or Artificial Intelligence
Interdisciplinary Transformation University IT:U - Institute of Digital Sciences Austria
Published Feb. 1st, 2024
Application Deadline April 1st, 2024
Fulltime Position, target start date: October 1st, 2024
IT:U, Linz, Austria
IT:U – the Interdisciplinary Transformation University in Linz, Austria offers
Up to 10 Tenure-track and Tenured Professorships for
Computational X and/or Artificial Intelligence
Full-time appointments at tenure-track and tenured professorial levels at IT:U, depending on the successful candidate´s
IT:U is Austria’s emerging public university dedicated to understanding, driving, and evaluating
digital transformation for the benefit of our societies, our economy, and our environment.
A new kind of science holds the key to sustainable solutions for the complex, multifaceted challenges we face today:
computational methods and interdisciplinary research transform how we do science, how we design systems, and how
we contribute to solutions of global challenges. At IT:U we research, teach, and learn things that matter to you and to
the world. IT:U prioritizes inter- and transdisciplinary research, emphasizing mission-based study programs and project-
based learning. IT:U is dedicated to developing highly innovative learning technology for support and scalability. By
overcoming disciplinary boundaries, IT:U confronts the conflicting realities of today and cultivates the skills to navigate
an increasingly digital world. If you are inspired to build this entirely new university with us, then you are the one we are
IT:U professors are excited about the opportunities that computational methods and especially artificial intelligence
create within and across disciplines. Their work transcends established methodological boundaries and enriches a
whole spectrum of scientific fields. They are open to forward-thinking approaches to learning and the co-creation of
knowledge. IT:U provides an environment in which you can grow:
Independent research groups: Each professor will create their own research group independent of
whether the professor is tenure-track or tenured
Low student/teacher ratio: There will be no large lectures, instead you will be teaching within projects and
Teaching support: Learning professionals will support your teaching actively
Tenure-track is modelled according to US standards
Completely English-speaking environment
Highly service-oriented administration
We welcome applicants from backgrounds in computer science and artificial intelligence as well as any computational
X discipline ranging from computational psychology and social sciences to digital humanities and digital humanism,
from computational natural sciences to data-driven engineering, from digital medicine to computational economics
and law, from data journalism to policymaking for data and AI, from computational neuroscience to user experience
design, from design and arts for computational systems, and beyond…
IT:U students will predominantly learn in projects. As a professors you will collaborate closely with project
coaches, lecturers, and lab experts to build skills, foster problem-solving abilities, and ignite passion. This face-to-face
work in projects will be complemented by online sessions before, between, and after the project to support the learning
process. While this style of teaching demands effort, we find it to be exceptionally rewarding. And our learning professionals
are committed to support you.
IT:U will offer doctoral schools by fall 2024. Master‘s programs will be introduced in the next phase.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU
We welcome outstanding applicants with research and teaching experience who have demonstrated impact in Computational
X and/or Artificial Intelligence.
Successful candidates will have a strong research, enthusiasm for project-based teaching, a willingness
to take risks, a desire to look beyond traditional disciplines, and dedication to making
a difference in the world.
All applicants should have
a doctoral degree in any field related to Computational X
excellent publication record of authoring and co-authoring peer-reviewed publications
in relevant high-quality venues
strong teaching competencies, ideally relevant to project-based teaching
Applicants for tenured positions should have
experience in building outstanding research groups
a strong track record in acquiring funding
demonstrated strong leadership
significant international research network
In addition, any activities to show your commitment to disseminating your research in different communities, such
as the creation of study programs, societal initiatives, hackathons, entrepreneurial experiences, international engagements,
experiences in working with industry or NGOs, etc., will be greatly appreciated.
Faculty duties will include conducting original research, building a research group, and contributing to their fields
through publications. Professors at IT:U actively engage in mentoring and guiding students. They teach in project-based
learning settings within Computational X, contributing to hands-on educational experiences. Simultaneously, they play
a vital role in shaping the academic work and cultures of IT:U‘s research communities.
The working language at IT:U is English, fostering a globally inclusive learning environment; therefore, candidates
must be fluent in English.
IT:U believes the intellectual, cultural, and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is
vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our academic and research programs. We seek candidates who
support our institutional commitment to ensuring that IT:U is inclusive, equitable, and diverse.
Competitive salaries starting from €85.000 (tenure track) and €100.000 (tenured professor)
per year as base payment. Overpayment is envisaged according to experience.
Fully funded PhD students and PostDoc positions
Full integration into Austria´s robust public health system, boasting outstanding clinical
facilities and comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family.
Dual career support or dual hiring if applicable
Relocation services incl. paid temporary housing for the first 6 months
(relocation to the Greater area of Linz, Austria, is expected)
Relocation tax allowance of 30% on income from scientific activities is possible for a period of 5 years
(requirements must be examined)
Full paid public transportation across the whole of Austria (KlimaTicket)
Welcome services: As part of our commitment to supporting the well-being of our employees, we will assist you in
securing appropriate facilities such as day nurseries, kindergartens, playgroups, and schools for the seamless integration
of your family into our community.
At IT:U, we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are committed to gender equality,
creating an environment where everyone, regardless of gender, has equal opportunities for growth and success. Additionally,
we embrace individuals with diverse abilities and provide a supportive and accessible workplace for people of
all backgrounds, including those with disabilities.
Applications must include
cover letter and motivation for application (1-2 pages)
curriculum vitae including a list of publications
three referees – names and addresses of three or more individuals who are willing to provide a letter of
recommendation for you. Please note: We will only contact these referees if you make the shortlist and are
invited to the hearings.
research statement describing your future research program and especially illustrating your
interdisciplinary approaches (2-3 pages)
teaching & mentoring statement with a specific focus on how you envision to teach
within projects (2-3 pages)
Review of applications will commence immediately after
INTERVIEWS for the positions will be held in person between April 29th and May 10th, 2024.
Candidates are asked to be available during this timeframe. The exact date will be communicated as soon as the shortlist
has been finalized (around mid April, 2024).
Fulltime Position, target start date: October 1st, 2024.
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Univ.Prof. Dipl.Inf. Dr. Stefanie Lindstaedt