Tenure-Track Postion for Artificial Intelligence.

Announcement of a tenure-track position "Artificial Intelligence" at the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab of the Johannes Kepler University Linz (limited to 6 years, full time 40h/week) according to the collective agreement of university employees

In accordance with the collective agreement for employees and the Universities Act, the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) announces an opening for a full-time (40 h/week), six-year tenure-track position at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. The candidate must hold a Doctorate/PhD degree. This tenure-track position is announced within the scope of the funding programme of the State of Upper Austria in cooperation with FWF for a group leader of a Young Research Group in the field of Artificial Intelligence (for details see In particular, it is expected that applicants who will be shortlisted, in cooperation with mentors from the JKU, will play a key role in the formulation of a project proposal to the FWF within the Young Research Group. The deadline for submitting this project proposal is April 30, 2019.

The position is aimed at highly qualified junior researchers with a focus in machine learning and deep learning for artificial intelligence and offers the possibility of a qualification agreement and thus – after positive evaluation - a permanent position as Associate Professor (§ 99 Sec. 5 and 6 of the Universities Act).

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Prof. Sepp Hochreiter
P +43 732 2468 4521

Employment Terms

Initially limited to a 6-year period; prospect of a permanent position (§ 99 Austrian Universities Act)

Application Deadline

March 20, 2019

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The candidate should be able to demonstrate an outstanding academic track record and extensive experience in university-level teaching. The successful candidate must hold a doctorate or Ph.D. degree in a relevant subject that has been awarded not less than 2 and not more than 8 years ago and must have working experience in at least two different academic institutions already. Please see the detailed job profile in the info box. For further information please contact Prof. Hochreiter,

The minimum salary in accordance with the collective agreement is EUR 51,955.40 gross per year. Once the qualification agreement has been signed, the minimum annual gross salary will be EUR 61, 441.80 (amounts of 2018).

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

Prospective candidates interested in this multifaceted position are invited to submit their application to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University by March 20, 2019 at the latest. We look forward to electronically receiving your application submitted in English via

Please attach the following documents with your application (see, contact Prof. Hochreiter for further information):

  • Letter of application, including in particular your motivation and suitability for the application
  • Scientific curriculum vitae (on max. 3 pages), in particular with:
    • Presentation of previous teaching and lecturing activities
    • Presentation of previous research projects and co-operations
    • Presentation of previous relevant activities in practice
    • Services for the scientific community and the public.
  • Complete list of publications, as well as a separate list of the 5 to 10 most important publications.
  • Short description of the project (project outline) of the planned Young Research Group on a maximum of 5 pages with a short presentation of:
    • State of the art / scientific context or theoretical framework
    • Hypotheses / Research Questions / Objectives
    • Approach / Methods
    • Innovative content
    • Expected costs and required infrastructure

Please submit your documents in accordance with the formatting requirements of the Application Guidelines exclusively in 11 pt. font, with 1.5 line spacing. Applicants must comply strictly with all upper limits (e.g., on the number of pages).