Full Professor for Remote Sensing
Graz University of Technology
Graz, Austria
vor 4 Tg.
source : Euraxess

The Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Geodesy of Graz University of Technology seeks to appoint a full professor of

Remote Sensing

at the Institute of Geodesy, starting on October 1st 2022. The successful applicant will be appointed as professor on the basis of a private permanent employment contract according to Section 98 of the Austrian Universities Act ( 98 UG, Universitätsgesetz 2002).

We are seeking a candidate with an excellent international profile in current research areas in the field of remote sensing.

This includes SAR (synthetic aperture radar) -based remote sensing and optical remote sensing paired with digital image processing.

To strengthen the Faculty's focus on Change Monitoring of System Earth, emphasis is placed on the complementarity of the work areas to the research activities of the existing geodesy working groups, in particular satellite geodesy and engineering geodesy.

A further development of the research and teaching cooperation with the University of Graz (NAWI Graz) is also sought. We are looking for a personality with experience or great potential in the area of large-scale monitoring of geometric and radiometric changes of the earth's surface using remote sensing methods and the modelling of these changes through object-oriented classifications using modern evaluation methods such as artificial intelligence.

Areas of application include processes caused or intensified by climate change such as landslides, glacier movements or large-scale subsidence due to groundwater extraction or construction activities, as well as applications of remote sensing in an urban context.

We expect that the applicant is able to cover the field to its full extent at the bachelor, master and doctoral level within the Geodesy Studies and the master studies Geospatial Technologies and Space Sciences and Earth from Space in cooperation with University of Graz within the framework of the NAWI cooperation program.

Requirements for employment are :

  • A university education in a relevant subject, including a completed doctoral degree (PhD)
  • An outstanding academic track record in research and teaching preferably shown by a venia docendi or an equivalent qualification
  • Experience in the acquisition of third-party funds and the leading of research projects
  • Relevant international experience
  • Proven leadership skills
  • To ensure effective international representation of the field, excellent spoken and written competence in English is required.

    Fluency in German or the willingness to acquire it is also expected.

    Relocation to live in the greater Graz area is required.

    Graz University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women, in particular in management and academic staff, and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply.

    Preference will be given to women if applicants are equally qualified.

    Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (Anti-discrimination).

    People with disabilities and who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

    Interested applicants are requested to submit a detailed application including

  • the application form available at
  • a (including copies of certificates and diplomas) and a description of research and teaching experience to date
  • an outline of planned activities in research and teaching as well as the five most important publications
  • The application is to be sent in electronic form (PDF) to the email address of the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Geodesy, Graz University of Technology, Petersgasse 16, 8010 Graz,

    The interviews are scheduled from October 4th 2021 to October 8th 2021, applicants are asked to keep this period free.

    The Dean : Univ.-Prof. Dr. R. Würschum

    Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD Geosciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE More than 10
  • Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL Geosciences : PhD or equivalent Physics : PhD or equivalent Mathematics : PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES ENGLISH : Excellent GERMAN : Basic
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