Professor for Software Engineering in Cyber-Physical Systems


In accordance with § 99 Sec. 1, of the Austrian Universities Act, the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces a full-time, non-tenured faculty opening for a University Professor for Cyber-Physical Systems

The Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) at the Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for a full-time position as a Non-Tenure Professor for Software Engineering in Cyber-Physical System to begin immediately. The (full-time) position is limited to a five-year period.

The successful candidate will represent and further develop the academic area of “Software Engineering” at LIT in research, teaching, continual education, acquiring external funding, and internationalization efforts, with a special focus on Cyber-Physical Systems.

As part of research conducted at LIT, the successful candidate is expected to complement the existing academic area of Cyber Physical Systems for Engineering and Production Lab (Prof. Zoitl) and address aspects such as Software Variability and Software Evolution, in particular. LIT strives to support interdisciplinary cooperation and the successful candidate is expected to create synergies with the academic area of Computer Sciences in particular, but also with other departments in other academic areas.

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alois Zoitl
+43 (0) 732 2468 9480

terms of employment

five-year position
(§ 99 Sec. 1 UG)

application deadline

June 09, 2019

submit application here

The educational curricula includes the full breadth of Software Engineering. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to corresponding academic areas and degree programs, such as Computer Sciences (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) as well as Artificial Intelligence (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree).

The professorship position should cover one or more of the following research fields (with a focus on Cyber-Physical Systems):

  • Software Variability/Systems and Software Product Lines
  • Software Evolution
  • Software Monitoring
  • Software Tool/User Interface Usability

Prospective applications are expected to hold the following qualifications:

  • Expert research skills in the field of Software Engineering
  • Experience in teaching and education, particularly in the field of Software Engineering, meaning holding courses and supervising students‘ academic papers such as Master’s/Diploma degree theses and dissertations
  • Habilitation/post-doctorate, or the equivalent, in a field of computer science relevant to the position, i.e. practical informatics or computer science
  • Academic reputation proven by the number of high-quality publications in international, peer-reviewed journals and at conferences in this field with a high degree of relevance to the areas of responsibility as outlined in the job description
  • Academic and scientific presentations
  • Collaboration efforts both in Austria and abroad, particularly collaboration projects with industrial companies
  • Activities in editing, reviewing, organizing conferences, etc.
  • Proof of having acquired funding for research and organizing – as well as being a part of – for example, managing research projects
  • International experience proven by stays abroad, through collaboration efforts with international universities and research facilities as well as being an active part of conducting research on an international level

The successful candidate will be expected to represent and further develop teaching and research in the academic area “Software Engineering in Cyber-Physical Systems”. The applicants will also be willing to independently manage academic administration. In addition to key qualifications, the candidate is expected to possess a strong social skill set.

Please contact Univ. Prof. Dr. Alois Zoitl (+43 732 2468 9480, if you have any questions about the position.

A minimum salary of € 71, 822.80 as currently stated in the collective agreement will be voluntarily offered, the actual salary amount can only be negotiated with the Rector.

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants who have physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

Prospective applicants interested in the position are requested to electronically send a complete application in adherence to the stated criteria in the job profile together with the requested documentation (i.e. current CV, application form, teaching and research concept, publication list, courses held, etc.), to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz ( by June 09, 2019. The application form is available in the job description at 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.