University Professor for the specialist field of Building Construction and Building Preservation
TU Wien
Vienna, Austria  
vor 5 Std.
source : Academic Media Group International AB

TU Wien is Austria's largest research and educational institution in the fields of technology and natural sciences. More than 4,000 scientists in eight faculties conduct research on "Technology for People" in five main research areas.

The content of the offered studies is based on this excellent research. The more than 27,000 students in the 55 studies offered benefit from this.

As a driver of innovation, TU Wien strengthens the business location, enables cooperation and contributes to the prosperity of society.

At the Institute of Construction, Structural Dynamics and Building Technology of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at TU Wien, the position of a University Professor for the specialist field of Building Construction and Building Preservation with permanent (full-time) contractual employment is to be filled as of 1st October 2021 .

This is a professorship regulated by 98 of the 2002 Universities Act (UG).

The position as professor for Building Construction and Building Preservation has been allocated in TU Wien’s development plan to the following TU Focal Areas of Research : Materials and Matter, Energy and Environment, - Additional Fields of Research : Urban and Regional Transformation.

The further development of classical design and construction theory in building construction depends on impulses from building practice as well as from scientific research.

Innovative design and construction principles using new materials and technologies require the integration of findings from basic research, responsible use of existing resources, and technology-supported planning and manufacturing processes.

Increasingly, questions of preservation and refurbishment of the existing building stock are coming to the fore.

The professorship is intended to fill and further develop the research area of structural engineering and building preservation in the subject areas of integrality and interdisciplinarity, circular economy & zero emission, digitalization & life cycle as well as construction in the existing building stock.

For the development of research foci around topics such as innovative building structures, technology-supported planning and manufacturing processes of supporting structures and building constructions as well as the resource-efficient planning, building and renovation of building structures, the research unit has its own laboratory area in the laboratory center of the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

The embedding of the professorship in an excellent environment at an institute with the further research units of Integral Construction Planning and Industrial Building and Building Technology (Smart Buildings) as well as the desired close cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture at TU Wien requires a holistic approach in the sense of "architectural engineering" from the future holder of the position.

In addition to research, the duties of a university professor at TU Wien also include teaching in Bachelor, Master and PhD programs as well as collaboration in the management of the institute and the faculty.

The teaching duties include subjects of building construction, structural engineering and building preservation in particular.

Your profile :

  • Completed doctoral or PhD studies in a relevant field of the announcement from a domestic or equivalent foreign university or research institution or achievement of an equivalent architectural scientific qualification
  • The qualification for teaching at university level (venia docendi) acquired at a domestic or equivalent foreign university or an academic qualification recognisable as being equivalent to the venia docendi
  • High scientific reputation, proven by publications in internationally prestigious scientific journals, patents, scientific lectures, editorial and expert work, organization of conferences, prices etc.
  • Practical experience in technology-supported design and manufacturing processes of structures and building constructions
  • Relevant joint research experience with national and international reputation as well as the ability to form networks, proven e.
  • g. by extended relevant stays abroad or through cooperation with foreign universities and research institutions

  • Experience in the acquisition, execution and management of research projects
  • The ability and willingness to manage a research division or a research group
  • Pedagogic and didactic suitability for academic teaching
  • In case there is no adequate knowledge of German, willingness to quickly learn German is a prerequisite for teaching in bachelor programmes and participation in management of the institute and the faculty as well as in university bodies.
  • English proficiency at level B2 is required.

  • Experience in the supervision of scientific work of students
  • Ideally, the prospective position holder has social and gender competence or experience in the promotion of young researchers and the advancement of female students / colleagues / employees.
  • It is expected that the future holder of the position will shift his / her centre of life to Vienna (on-site presence)
  • We offer :

  • Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment
  • Attractive salary, a company pension scheme additional to the national social insurance, other additional benefits (see also : )
  • Financial support of research activities in the first years (equipment endowment, etc.)
  • Support in moving to Vienna (if required)
  • Dual career advice (if required) : we offer partners and families of the university professors appointed to TU Wien various support opportunities tailored to their individual situation
  • A cooperative environment in a city with an extraordinary high quality of life
  • TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply.

    Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour.

    People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr.

    Gerhard Neustätter (gerhard.neustaetter tuwien.ac.at).

    Classification in the A1 category of the collective bargaining agreement for employees of universities and a full-time minimum salary of EUR 74.

    503,80 gross annual is provided for. In addition, a company pension scheme (pension fund and employee benefit fund) will be set up, so that personnel benefits will increase by a total of 11.

    53%. A higher salary depending on qualifications and experience is categorically a subject of appointment negotiations .

    General information can be found at the following links :

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Institute of Construction, Structural Dynamics and Building Technology, Research Unit Building Construction and Maintenance
  • Information about professorships and appointment procedures : Appointment Service
  • Applications in English must include at least the following documents :

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (complete with professional and academic background)
  • A short motivation letter
  • A presentation of previous academic activities including a list of publications, a survey of research and development projects carried out and of funding / grants raised (volume, duration, funding body etc.
  • a list of patents, editorial and expert work, organized conferences and prices etc.

  • Copies of three of the most important publications
  • A list of lecturing and teaching activities evidenced by a list of the university courses held so far including also a list of supervised scientific works of students (such as bachelor, master theses as well as doctoral theses) and a list of invited lectures
  • A research and teaching concept with considerations on the future positioning and further development of the field
  • Relevant certificates and official letters should be uploaded under the category : +add more documents
  • We kindly ask you to download the data sheet "Building Construction and Building Preservation" and upload it filled in under the category : +add more documents
  • We look forward to your complete application documents by 6th May 2021.

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