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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Professorship of Formal Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Vienna, AUSTRIA

TU WIEN - Professorship of Formal Foundations of Artificial Intelligence - Frist: 19.03.2014

Announcement of an open position at the Faculty of Informatics, Vienna 
University of Technology, Austria Professorship of Formal Foundations of 
Artificial Intelligence for a five year term. The Vienna University of 
Technology is among the most successful technical universities in Europe, 
and it is Austria's largest scientific-technical research and educational 
institution. The Faculty of Informatics, one of the eight faculties at the 
Vienna University of Technology, has an excellent reputation and plays an 
active role in national and international research. The main areas of 
research include Computational Intelligence, Computer Engineering, 
Distributed and Parallel Systems, Media Informatics and Visual Computing 
as well as Business Informatics. The Vienna University of Technology 
intends to appoint a Professor of Formal Foundations of Artificial 
Intelligence at the Faculty of Informatics for a 5 year term. The 
applicant is required to have an outstanding academic record in the field 
of Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. In 
particular it is expected that he/she has made substantial scientific 
contributions to formal and logic-based approaches of artificial
intelligence with a particular focus on computational aspects (such as 
complexity analysis, algorithm design and systems). Duties include 
graduate and undergraduate teaching (in English or German) as well as 
supervising graduates and PhD students working on their theses. The 
professor is expected to contribute to the usual management tasks. 
Applicants are expected to meet the following requirements: a PhD or 
doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience at a university or other research 
institution, an outstanding research and publication record. Experience in 
university teaching as well as experience in raising funds and in managing 
scientific research projects is highly appreciated. We offer excellent 
working conditions in an attractive research environment in a city with an 
exceptional quality of life. General information: For information about . 
the Faculty of Informatics, go to: . the 
Vienna University of Technology, go to: The Vienna 
University of Technology is committed to increase female employment in 
leading scientific positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged 
to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified. People with 
special needs are equally encouraged to apply. Applications have to 
include a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, copies of the 
applicant's five most important publications related to the position 
together with an explanation of their relevance, as well as a brief 
description of current research interests and research plans for the next 
few years. The actual salary will be agreed between the successful 
applicant and the university, commensurate with qualifications and 
relevant experience. In accordance with the Austrian Collective Agreement 
for University Staff full professors receive a minimum salary of currently 
Eur 65769.20 per year. Applications should be sent to the Dean of the 
Faculty of Informatics, Prof. Dr. Gerald Steinhardt, in digital form (a 
single pdf file to: Application Deadline: 
March 19, 2014