The University of Klagenfurt, with approximately 1,500 employees and over 12,000 students, is located in the Alps-Adriatic region and consistently achieves excellent placements in rankings. The motto “per aspera ad astra” underscores our firm commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all activities in research, teaching, and university management. The principles of equality, diversity, health, sustainability, and compatibility of work and family life serve as the foundation for our work at the university.

The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce the following open position at the Department of Information Technology at the Faculty of Technical Sciences with an expected starting date of 7 January 2025:

Assistant Professor (postdoc) with QA option (tenure track) (all genders welcome)

Level of employment: 100 % (40 hours/week)

Minimum salary: € 66,532.20 per annum (gross), Classification according to collective agreement: B1 lit.b

Limited to: 6 years (with the option of transitioning to a permanent contract)

Application deadline: 12 June 2024

Reference code: 673/23

Area of responsibility

• Independent research in computer science and communication technologies with the aim of habilitation

• Independent delivery of courses in English and German using established and innovative methods

• Participation in the research and teaching projects run by the organisational unit

• Acquisition and management of third-party funded projects

• Supervision of students at Bachelor, Master, and doctoral levels

• Participation in organisational and administrative tasks and in quality assurance measures

• Contribution to expanding the international scientific and cultural contacts of the organisational unit

• Participation in public relations activities including third mission



• Doctoral degree in the field of computer science, information and communications engineering, electrical engineering or related fields completed at a domestic or foreign higher education institution

• Relevant and good publication record in the field of multimedia systems

• A strong background in one or both fields

o (Distributed) multimedia systems, preferably covering video in the context of video coding, communication, streaming, and quality of experience (QoE);

o Machine learning, preferably in the context of (distributed) multimedia systems or/and computer vision

• Very good scientific communication and dissemination skills (scientific writing and oral presentations)

• Excellent programming skills in multimedia systems or/and machine learning

• Excellent spoken and written English skills

Desired skills

• Experience in the acquisition and running of third-party funded projects and readiness to play an active role in third-party funded projects and their acquisition

• Didactic competence and proven successful teaching experience

• Willingness to actively participate in research, teaching, and administration

• Scientific curiosity and enthusiasm for imparting knowledge

• Gender mainstreaming and diversity management skills

• Leadership and teamwork skills

• Good spoken and written German skills

Additional information

Our offer:

This tenure track position includes the option of negotiating a qualification agreement in accordance with Section 27 of the collective agreement for university staff for the areas of research, independent teaching, management and administrative tasks, and experience gained externally (QA). The employment contract is concluded for the position as Assistant Professor (postdoc) with QA option and stipulates a starting salary of € 4,752.30 gross per month (14 times a year; previous experience deemed relevant to the job can be recognised in accordance with the collective agreement). Upon entering into the qualification agreement, the position shall be classified as an Assistant Professorship with a minimum gross salary of € 5,595.60 per month. Upon fulfilling the stipulations of the qualification agreement, the post-holder shall be promoted to tenured Associate Professor with a minimum gross salary of € 6,055.70 per month.


The University of Klagenfurt also offers:

• Personal and professional advanced training courses, management, and career coaching

• Numerous attractive additional benefits, see also

• Diversity- and family-friendly university culture

• The opportunity to live and work in the attractive Alps-Adriatic region with a wide range of leisure activities in the spheres of culture, nature, and sports

The application:

If you are interested in this position, please apply in German or English, providing a convincing application including the following:

• Letter of application, including – but not limited to – motivation as well as a concise research and teaching statement, respectively

• Curriculum vitae, including publication and lecture lists, as well as details and an explanation of research and teaching activities (please do not include a photo)


• Proof of all completed higher education programmes (certificates, supplements, if applicable)

• Outline of the content of the doctoral programme (listing academic achievements, intermediate examinations, etc.) as well as the content of the thesis (summary)

• Other documentary evidence that may be relevant to this announcement (see prerequisites and desired qualifications)

• Please provide three references (contact details of persons who the university may contact by telephone for information purposes)

To apply, please select the position with the reference code 673/23 in the category “Scientific Staff” using the link “Apply for this position”.

Candidates must furnish proof that they meet the required qualifications by 12 June 2024 at the latest.

For further information on this specific vacancy, please contact Prof. Christian Timmerer ( General information about the university as an employer can be found at At the University of Klagenfurt, recruitment and staff matters are accompanied not only by the authority responsible for the recruitment procedure but also by the Equal Opportunities Working Group and, if necessary, by the Representative for Disabled Persons.

The University of Klagenfurt aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore specifically invites qualified women to apply for the position. Where the qualification is equivalent, women will be given preferential consideration.

As part of its human resources policy, the University of Klagenfurt places particular emphasis on anti-discrimination, equal opportunities, and diversity.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases, who fulfil the requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded.

Translations into other languages shall serve informational purposes only. Solely the version advertised in the University Bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt) shall be legally binding.


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