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Assistant Professorship (all genders) - Tenure Track Industrial Building

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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 Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Building and Industrial Construction, TU Wien is offering the following tenure track position for 40 hours/week, limited. Expected start: March 2023.

The position is initially limited to a period of 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.

A planning process of a new production facility is challenged by increasing requirements on flexibility, energy and resource efficiency, while simultaneously reducing time and costs in order to retain the economic competitiveness. The design and construction process of future factories therefore requires close collaboration of all stakeholders, integrating models and processes from building design and production planning domains. 
The concepts of Industrie 4.0, Digital Twins, and Building Information Modelling are increasingly used as enabler for more transparent and efficient factory planning and operation as well as for significant reduction of energy and resources consumption and realization times. In order to achieve the holistic digital factory and working space, the development of methods and tools for integration of above-mentioned concepts, as well as generation of new systemic knowledge through interdisciplinary cooperation across planning domains is needed.

The advertiesed tenure-track position has been created to further develop Industrial Building towards Holistic, Resources and Energy efficient Digital Factory Design and is affiliated to the Institute of Building and Industrial Construction, research unit Integrated Planning and Industrial Building. Duties include research and teaching in the field of Industrial Building.



Candidates are expected to be able to conduct fundamental as well as applied research in close collaboration with industrial partners in one or more of the many research areas associated with the topic of digital factory planning. Possible research areas for such specialization include:

  • System Integration: Digital Twins and Digital Shadows
  • BIM based (Digital) Factory Design.
  • Digital Modelling and Optimization of spatial, building- and production systems through technologies such as Virtual/Augmented Reality (VR / AR)
  • Knowledge-based and informed decision making
  • Holistic simulation and modelling (building design and production planning)
  • Consideration of human, environmental, economic and sociological aspects in the planning process of the factory of the future


  • The successful candidate will teach in lectures and design courses of the Bachelor and Master curricula [e.g. Industrial Building - Lecture and Exercise]
  • It is emphasized that currently the teaching in the Bachelor curriculum is in German language requiring appropriate language skills

Your profile:

  • University Master and Doctoral degree (in Civil engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science) or equivalent and proficiency in German and English
  • Expertise in the field of digital factory design research
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research and/or innovative practice excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Ability to perform independent scientific work
  • Experience in formulating and implementing research projects, and the willingness and ability to lead research groups and to acquire third-party funding
  • International research experience is desirable
  • Social skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience in academic teaching (classes and lab courses) and supervising or co-supervising of academic theses
  • Scientific activity outside TU Wien, preferentially in international context
  • In case there is no adequate knowledge of German, willingness to quickly learn German is presupposed for teaching as well as for participation in management of the institute and in university bodies

Ideally, the candidates have obtained one or more of the following qualifications or are experienced in:

  • Experience with digital factory design research and/or innovative practice
  • Knowledge of holistic planning and development of complex industrial construction projects considering human, environmental, economic and sociological aspects and their effects on the planning processes
  • Computational modelling at higher levels of complexity
  • Experience with Building Information Modelling supported Integrative Design
  • Experience with inter-disciplinary research

We offer:

  • A wide variety and exciting range of tasks in a collegial team
  • Hybrid working style with up to 60% home office option
  • A range of attractive social benefits (see Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien)
  • Wide range of internal and external training opportunities, various career options
  • Central location of workplace as well as good accessibility (U1/U4 Karlsplatz)

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.

The employment starts as University Assistant with a minimum salary of EUR 4,061.50 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 4,782.30 gross (14 x per year).

We look forward to receiving your application until 20.10.2022. 
Applications in English should include at least the following documents in addition to the motivationletter and the curriculum vitae:

  • List of scientific achievements as well as a list of experience and activities in academic teaching and supervision of young scientists
  • Concept for the future plans in research and teaching
  • Certificates of doctoral and diploma degrees (copies)
  • Acquired third-party fund projects
  • Concept for the future plans in research and teaching and contributions to scientific profile of the faculty respectively of the university

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Assistant Professorship (all genders) - Tenure Track Industrial Building
Karlsplatz 13 Vienna, Austria
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