Vacancy Notice for a Professorship in Semantic Technologies

Vacancy Notice for a Professorship in Semantic Technologies

The Institute of Semantic Technology and the Faculty of Mathematics,
Computer Science and Physics at Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck
seek to appoint a


according to § 99 section 1 UG 2002. The part-time position (50 %
employment) will be based on a five-years’ civil-law employment contract
with the University. Please note: there is the opportunity for
additional employment in the context of third-party projects.


The successful candidate will represent the field of semantic
technologies both in research and teaching working in areas such as:
- Information extraction and natural language processing
- Ontologies and knowledge engineering
- Semantic web languages and technologies
- Web of data and services
- Applications of semantic technologies i.e. in the area of eTourism,
eHealth or eCommerce

In applied research, collaboration with business, industry and
international research institutions is highly encouraged.

Teaching duties include to give courses in the curricula of Computer
Science and Information Systems. In addition, the supervision of
bachelor, master and PhD theses is expected.

Participation in academic self-administration is taken for granted.


a) A pertinent degree in higher education in Austria or the equivalent
b) Relevant authorization to teach at the graduate level (habilitation)
or qualification equal to it (e.g. senior lectureship or associate
c) Relevant publications in leading international reviewed journals;
d) Involvement in international research;
e) Interdisciplinary work in the field of semantics and its applications;
f) Relevant professional experience abroad;
g) Experience in raising funds for research;
h) Leadership qualifications.

Applications must reach us at the latest by

17th of April 2013

Please send to:
Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Fakultäten Servicestelle,
Standort Technikerstraße 17,
A-6020 Innsbruck (

The Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck is committed to increasing the
proportion of female employees and therefore invites qualified women to
apply. In the case of equal qualification for this position, female
candidates will be preferred.

The application should include: curriculum vitae with a description of
scientific and professional career, list of scientific publications,
presentations and other scientific work and projects, description of
complete, current and planned research activities and the five most
important works. Application documents are required to be submitted in
digital form (CD, email, etc.). Additional submission in paper form is

The basic salary is set down in the collective bargaining agreement for
university employees. Professors are in the remuneration group A 1. For
this position with an employment of 50 % the monthly salary is 2.285,60
Euro before tax per month (14 times). Depending on qualification and
experience a higher salary can be a topic in the negotiations with the
rector. Beyond that the university offers attractive additional benefits

The full, authoritative text in German (published in the official
bulletin of the University of Innsbruck of 6th of March 2013) as well as
additional information on the current status of the application process
may be found at:

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