Professor for Computational Data Analytics.

In compliance with § 94 Sec. 2 para. 1 of Austrian Universities Act, the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University Linz is announcing a tenured faculty opening for a Professor of Computational Data Analytics

The Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for a private law employment position as a professor of

Computational Data Analytics

ito begin immediately. The appointment will be in accordance with § 98 of the Universities Act. An evaluation will follow after a four-year period.


Quick Facts


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Widmer
+43 732 2468 4701

Terms of Employment

§ 98 UG, Full-Time

Application Deadline

February 18, 2018

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Job Description

The essential responsibility and role is to represent and strengthen the subject area of “Computational Data Analytics” in research, teaching, continual education, and by acquiring external funding.  The professorship position is  affiliated with the Institute for Application-Oriented Knowledge Processing in the  Department of Computer Science and includes the task of institute management (succeeding the current head of institute).

As outlined in the “Information for Applicants”, the candidate’s field of expertise should cover one or more of the following research fields:

  • Algorithms and Computational Methods for (Very Large Scale) Data Analysis
  • Methods and Computational Infrastructures for (Very Large Scale) Data Storage and Management, Information Systems Architectures, Performance Optimization
  • Data Modeling, Data & Information Integration, Information Quality Management (Accuracy, Completeness, Consistency, Reliability, Trustworthiness), Semantic Technologies
  • Automated Data Collection, Real Time Data Collection, Data Processing Pipelines
  • Indexing, Searching, Querying, Ranking, Search Engines
  • Information Extraction, Data / Text / Reality Mining, Natural Language Processing
  • Predictive Analytics, Forecasting

Example Application Domains: Life Sciences, Medicine, Natural and Social Sciences, Engineering, Imaging, Mobility/Traffic/Logistics/Energy, Climate, Economics & Finance, Internet & Web

General Information

The successful candidate is expected to develop research and innovation strategies  aimed at obtaining an internationally leading position for the JKU in this area of computer science. The successful candidate is expected to closely cooperate with  other computer science units, particularly the institutes for Pervasive Computing, Bioinformatics, Computational Perception, Computer Graphics, Signal Processing, as well as other relevant institutes and research facilities at the JKU.

Applicants for the position must hold a post-doctorate (venia docendi) degree (or comparable, internationally recognized post-doctorate qualifications),  pertaining to computer science or a related field.

The successful candidate is expected to  contribute to research and curricula at the JKU as well as independently carry out administrative tasks in support of institute management. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a high degree of collaboration at the university and outside to promote the university’s reputation and establish professional connections. In addition to key professional qualifications, the successful candidate should also possess a strong social skill set.

Please see:  for a detailed job profile. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Univ. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Widmer (+43 732 2468 4701,


A salary above the minimum amount as stated in the collective agreement will be voluntarily offered. Depending on the current position (present salary), the annual gross salary will be between €80,000  and € 100,000 (minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement plus voluntary additional payments).

The Johannes Kepler University Linz wishes to increase the proportion of female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications from qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, women will be given preference for this appointment. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants with physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

Prospective applicants interested in the position are requested to electronically send a complete application (including an application form and current CV) in adherence to the criteria stated in the job profile, together with the requested documentation, to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz ( by February 18, 2018. If documents cannot be sent electronically, they are to be sent in quintuplet copy and should arrive at the Rector’s office no later than one week after the end of the application deadline.