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University Professor for the specialist field of Building Science & Human Ecology

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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 Architectural Sciences of the Faculty Architecture and Planning at TU Wien, the position of a University Professor in the field of “Building Science and Human Ecology“ with permanent (full-time) contractual employment is to be filled as of 01/01/2023.

This is a professorship regulated by § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act (UG).  
The position as professor for Building Science and Human Ecology has been allocated in TU Wien’s development plan to the following „Energy and Environment“ and „Additional Fields of Research“  
The professor position "Building Science & Human Ecology" focuses on fundamental and core concepts of an integrative and user-oriented approach to architecture and the built environment. Thereby, the position is intended to contribute to teaching and research at the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning of TU Wien in view of the complex interfaces of climate, environment, technology, form and design. The position’s scope lies on integrative approaches, design methods and the examination of performance aspects, which are gaining relevance in the sense of knowledge-based design in both teaching and research in tertiary educational facilities in the field of architecture and planning.  
Beside and in addition to the classical foundations of “traditional” building physics, the position “Building Science & Human Ecology” in its scientifically and technology-based focus shall emphasize on integrated optimization approaches (pertaining to energy, hygro-thermal, architectural lighting and acoustical aspects) at different scale levels of the built environment and their relation to architecture. As such, both building-related and anthropocentric aspects (e.g. Design for All, Comfort Theory, etc.) form an important outline for this position. Moreover, the development and application of digital optimization and simulation environments is an indispensable prerequisite in the mentioned domains.  
Applicants for the position are expected to bring excellent qualifications both in scientific and practical sense with them, pertaining to the areas of building physics and construction requirements as well as building and building services systems. Thereby, highly-relevant domain knowledge of the fields building construction, material-science, physics, and computer science seem essential. Furthermore, evidence of extensive and excellent scientific publication activity at the highest international level, successfully completed scientific (third-party funded) projects, patents or technical developments, as well as development contributions to the field of professionally relevant construction informatics and computer-aided simulation are expected.  
The research and teaching activities in the Bachelor/Master and Phd area (in German and English) are expected to be further developed and articulated in close collaboration with the permanent senior staff of the research unit as well as with the colleagues from related disciplines. These interdisciplinary approaches are required to be frontrunning in searching for solutions to the current challenges. Furthermore, national and international cooperations as well as research networks should be utilized, extended and consolidated. These profile-forming efforts are to be accompanied by continuous efforts pertaining to acquisition of third-party funding for scientific research projects.  
Pertaining to the spearhead character of the position, leadership qualities and social skills as well as willingness to active participation in faculty affairs and committees are expected by applicants. Moreover, a high degree of competence and willingness toward interdisciplinary cooperation’s as well as social skills and the ability to work in a team are required.

Your profile:

  • Completed doctoral or PhD studies in the relevant subject from a domestic or equivalent foreign university or research institution or achievement of an equivalent scientific qualification.
  • The qualification for teaching (venia docendi) acquired at a domestic or equivalent foreign university or an academic qualification recognizable as being equivalent to the venia docendi
  • Evidence of outstanding and relevant research projects as well as practical experience in the advertised job profile "Building Science & Human Ecology".
  • High scientific reputation, proven by publications in internationally prestigious scientific journals, patents, scientific lectures, editorial and expert work, organization of conferences, prices, patents 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 of relevant standards and building law legislation.
  • Experience in the acquisition, execution and management of domain-relevant 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 English, teaching experience at universities, as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all stages of their studies (bachelor's, master's or doctoral), to supervise academic theses, and to support young academic colleagues
  • Leadership skills, especially communication skills, strategic thinking and the ability to encourage people and develop teams
  • Social skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other researchers, graduate students, and technical/administrative staff, as well as experience in the promotion of young researchers and the advancement of female students/colleagues/ employees
  • On-site presence is expected
  • In case there is no adequate knowledge of German, willingness to quickly learn German is presupposed for teaching in bachelor programs 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 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 (if required)
  • Dual career advice (if required) 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 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. Furthermore, on top of the employee benefit fund, a company pension scheme will be set up for employees, depending on the duration of their employment, 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 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 the previous scientific activities including a comprehensive list of publications, an overview of research projects carried out or third-party and/or research funding obtained, information on any reviewer and expert activities, conferences organized and prizes received as well as a list of lectures and teaching activities, including a list of university courses held, a list of scientific papers supervised by students (bachelor's, diploma or master's theses as well as dissertations) and a list of invited lectures
  • A list of publications and copies of the five most important publications
  • A research and teaching concept with considerations for the future positioning and further development of the named field. A coherent concept for research and research-led teaching at the faculty on 5-7 pages; incl. abstract
  • Relevant certificates and official letters should be uploaded under the category: +add more documents

We look forward to receiving your complete application documents by 01/23/2022.

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