Professor for System Software

In accordance with § 94 Sec. 2 subpara. 1 of the 2002 Austrian Universities Act, the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces a faculty opening for a University Professor for System Software

The Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for a full-time permanent professorship position under private law for a

Professor for System Software

to begin immediately. The appointment is in accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities Act. An evaluation will be conducted after a five-year period.

The successful candidate is expected to represent and further develop the field of System Software in research and teaching. Applicants for the position must have a venia docendi (habilitation degree) or a comparable post-doctorate qualification in the academic field. Please see the job opening for a detailed job description online at, opens an external URL in a new window.

A salary above the minimum amount (which is currently 89,075.00 € before taxes) as stated in the collective agreement will be voluntarily offered.

If you have any questions in regard to the job profile, please contact Univ. Prof. René Mayrhofer, P +43 732 2468 4121, E-mail

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Univ. Prof.
René Mayrhofer
+43 732 2468 4121

terms of employment

permanent position
§ 98 of the 2002 Austrian Universities Act

application deadline

July 3, 2024

submit application here


When assessing the candidates’ accomplishments, performance, and future potential, the JKU will take the candidates’ individual background and personal history into account by acknowledging that academic and professional success and accomplishments can happen at different stages in life (and can include periods of reduced employment, or career interruption on account of having to provide care, childcare, etc.). In this regard, qualifications are assessed and evaluated in terms of equal opportunity, taking life-course factors, such as academic age, into account.

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes and encourages 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 with disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

Prospective applicants are asked to submit their application in adherence to the criteria stated in the job profile including all requested documentation (CV, application form etc.), in electronic form via e-mail to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz: application(at) by July 3, 2024.