The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

Senior Lecturer
at the Faculty of Computer Science

Reference number: 13775

The Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Vienna is a dynamic and growing faculty. It currently comprises 28 professors, 57 post- and pre-docs, 80 project staff, as well as over 700 admitted Master and over 1500 admitted Bachelor students. The Faculty of Computer Science aims to build on its disciplinary strengths and - based on this - to further develop interdisciplinary cooperation with a variety of disciplines at the University of Vienna. The Faculty of Computer Science offers a stimulating, creative working environment that is challenging in terms of content and design in the field of university teaching..

The position is initially limited to 4 years, and subsequently may turn into an unlimited position.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week, which include a teaching assignment of 14 hours scientific classes on average per semester
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
 with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
We are looking for a dedicated person with sound theoretical knowledge, practical experience and relevant teaching practice in the areas of Parallel Processing, Parallel Architectures, Distributed Systems and Distributed Systems Engineering, briefly summarised under the focus "Parallel and Distributed Computing".

As a Senior Lecturer, you will predominantly teach basic areas of Computer Science in the Bachelor's degree programme. You will design courses according to modern didactic principles, such as methods of Experiential Learning, project-based teaching, etc.. You pay attention to a coherent and situationally appropriate use of pedagogical principles as well as digital media and tools to optimise sustainable learning processes, study feasibility, and the inclusion of learners, taking into account their diversity.

Ongoing connection to the current state of science and further didactic training are expected as well as taking on research tasks during periods without classes. Research-led teaching requires that you take up new technologies and incorporate them into the course design. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to fulfil administrative tasks, in particular in the administration of teaching. In case of a positive evaluation at the end of the initial term of employment, the employment contract may be extended for an indefinite period of time.

Persons who see university teaching as an interesting and challenging area of responsibility are invited to apply.

Prerequisites for a successful application / admission requirements:

  1. Doctoral degree / PhD in Computer Science or Business Informatics

  2. Extensive knowledge and experience in teaching and research in the field of Parallel and Distributed Computing

  3. Several years of relevant teaching experience at a post-secondary educational institution with good evaluation results

  4. Excellent language skills in German and English (spoken and written), or willingness to quickly acquire excellent German skills if you have excellent English skills.

Applications should include:
Please send your complete and informative application with the following documents to the Job Centre of the University of Vienna:
  1. CV and degree certificates, supporting documents, evaluation results if applicable, etc.

  2. Letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)

  3. Submission of a teaching statement (max. 2 pages)

  4. List of courses taught

  5. List of research projects or software systems, in the development of which the applicant was involved (type and extent of involvement in each case)

  6. List of publications

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Computer Sciences
Distributed systems MUST

Language level Importance
Very good knowledge MUST
Very good knowledge MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 22.02.2023, mentioning reference number 13775.

For further information please contact
Schröttner, Werner +43-1-4277-78011.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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