Professorship for Complex Systems.

In accordance with § 94 Sec. 2 subpara. 1 of the Austrian Universities Act, the Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces a tenured faculty opening for a University Professor for Complex Systems

The Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University invites applications for a tenured professorship under private law for a Professor for Complex Systems to begin immediately. The appointment is in accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities Act and an evaluation will be conducted after a four-year period.

The professorship position should focus on the development, design, implementation, or theory of Complex Systems. Complex systems should be understood in a broad interpretation and cover both theoretical and real-world aspects. Focal points can be in both methodological aspects as well as in specific fields of application, including but not limited to:

  • Engineering complex systems, such as embedded systems, parallel and distributed systems, non-linear systems, autonomous and self-organizing systems, systems of systems, networks of networks, cyber physical systems, bio-inspired systems, etc.,
  • Algorithmics and computer-aided methods,
  • Formal methods, modeling, and analysis,
  • Design methodology and synthesis,
  • Simulation methods and tools.

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Robert Wille
+43 732 2468 4739

terms of employment

permanent position
(§ 98 UG)

application deadline

January 15, 2019

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Potential application domains include complex communication systems (internet of everything, social network systems), complex electronic markets and finance systems, complex industrial cyber-physical production systems, healthcare and aging, smart cities and living environments and complex transport, transportation and logistics systems.

The applicant’s expertise and academic accomplishments will be given a higher priority than the subject area he/she will represent.

The successful candidate will be expected to actively represent the subject area and further develop research and teaching. See the job profile in the info box for a detailed description of the position.

The successful candidate should hold a doctorate and post-doctorate (venia docendi) in a current field of Complex Systems (or comparable post-doctorate/habilitation qualifications).

A salary above the minimum amount as stated in the collective agreement will be voluntarily offered. This amount is currently € 70,071.40. 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 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 and an application form in adherence to the stated criteria in the job profile, together with the requested documentation (application form, current CV) to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz ( by January 15, 2019 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.