University Professor of Computational Behavioral and Social Sciences
Graz University of Technology in Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical

Under a full-time permanent contract (§98 UG) to be filled by October 1, 2020.

We are looking for a person from a relevant field with an outstanding research record in Computer Science who complements the existing strengths in our Faculty. The candidate will have strong experience in interdisciplinary research and either applies theories and models from Behavioral and Social Sciences to the design of software, or applies computer science approaches to phenomena in Behavioral and Social Systems. Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Computing, Computational Psychology, Computational Social Sciences, Social Network Analysis, User Modeling, Intelligent User Interfaces, Decision Support Systems, and Artificial Advice Givers.

The candidate will play a central role in developing and broadening our interdisciplinary collaboration with Business, Psychology, and Sociology at the University of Graz. Graz University of Technology and the University of Graz are developing joint interdisciplinary study programs with a focus on Computational Behavioral and Social Sciences (Route 63). The candidate is expected to help coordinate and strengthen these teaching initiatives.

Employment Requirements
A relevant doctoral degree;
A relevant habilitation (venia docendi) or an equivalent qualification;
Excellent scientific achievements;
Excellent didactic skills;
Management and leadership abilities.
We also expect
International experience and integration in the international research community;
Experience with acquisition and management of research grants or industrial experience;
Experience in collaborating with the industry;
Experience in planning and teaching of relevant courses.
Participation in teaching at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level and active participation in academic self-administration are expected. Excellent command of written and spoken English is required to represent the field internationally and to teach graduate courses. If the candidate does not speak German, we expect the willingness to learn German.

We expect the successful candidate to transfer her or his residence to the area of Graz.

Equal Opportunity Employer
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. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the university, 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 who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

How to Apply
Interested applicants are requested to submit by email a detailed application in English language including

a resume including a description of research and teaching experience (also mentioning)

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