Tenure-Track Postion for Natural Language Processing.

Announcement of a tenure-track position "Natural Language Processing" at the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences (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 Austrian Universities Act, the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences 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.

The position is aimed at highly qualified junior researchers with a focus in the field of natural language processing using modern machine learning and deep learning methods 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).

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 more than 8 years ago and must have working experience in at least two different academic institutions already. Please see the detailed job description in the info box. For further information, please contact Prof. Hochreiter,

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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

May 10, 2019

The minimum salary in accordance with the collective agreement is EUR 53,254.60 gross per year. Once the qualification agreement has been signed, the minimum annual gross salary will be EUR 62, 977.60.

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 May 10, 2019 at the latest. We look forward to electronically receiving your application submitted in English via

Please attach the following documents with your application: a cover letter including a statement of your intent and qualifications for the position, a current CV, a list of publications, three full-text publications you consider the most important, a list of all previously held courses and lectures (including evaluation results if available), a list of Master-level and PhD-level theses you have (co-)supervised, a list of former research projects and cooperations, list of previous working experiences related to your research and teaching activities, summary of planned projects and objectives in research and teaching, summary of services and public relations activities for the scientific community.