Assistant professor (tenure-track) and professor positions

IST Austria
Klosterneuburg, Austria
September 03 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant professor (tenure-track) and professor positions  

in the disciplines of

chemistry, computer science, life sciences, mathematics, and physics.

We invite applications in all areas of the above-mentioned disciplines for several open positions.

In addition, we especially welcome applications from the following areas:

  • Data science, including statistics, optimization, machine learning, bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, numerical methods, simulation, and visualization
  • Condensed matter physics, focusing on experimental solid-state physics, nanoscience, and photonics
  • Computer systems, including distributed and operating systems, databases, networks, and robotics

Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

We offer:

  • Highly international and interdisciplinary research environment
  • State-of the art facilities and a wide range of scientific support services
  • Competitive start-up package and salary
  •   annual base funding
  • Support for acquiring third-party funds
  • Wide portfolio of career support
  • Child-care facilities and support on campus

IST Austria ( is an international institute dedicated to  basic research and graduate education in the natural, mathematical, and computational sciences. The Institute fosters an interactive, collegial, and supportive atmosphere, sharing space and resources between research groups whenever possible, and facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations. Our PhD program involves a multi-disciplinary course schedule and rotations in research groups. We hire scholars from diverse international backgrounds and our working language is English. The campus of IST Austria is located about 15 km from Vienna, one of the most livable cities in the world.

Assistant professors receive independent group leader positions with an initial contract of six years, at the end of which they are reviewed by international peers. If the evaluation is positive, an assistant professor is promoted to a tenured professor.

Candidates for tenured positions are distinguished scientists in their respective research fields and have at least six years of experience in leading a research group.

Please apply online at:

The closing date for applications is November 2, 2018.

IST Austria values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity.


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