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University Professor 

TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students
and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for
more than 200 years, guided by the motto "Technology for People". As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and
industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.

At the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Wien, the position of a University Professor (m_f) for the specialist field of Power
Electronics with permanent (full-time) contractual employment is to be filled as of 1 September 2023. 
This is a professorship regulated by § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act (UG). 

The position as a professor for Power Electronics has been allocated in TU Wien’s development plan to the research areas “Energy and Environment“ as well as
“Information and Communication Technology”. The affiliation to a research institute at the faculty will depend on the research profile of the successful applicant. 

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is one of eight faculties of TU Wien. It is active in five research areas: Photonics, Micro- and
Nanoelectronics, Telecommunications, Systems and Control Engineering and Energy Technology and Energy Systems. 

The mission of the advertised professorship will be to broadly cover the field of power electronics at the faculty. The professorship is intended to collaborate with
the areas of “Biomedical Electronics”, “Microelectronics”, “System and Automation Engineering” and “Microsystems Technology” at the faculty as well as
interdisciplinary with other faculties. 

The research area of the new professorship shall have a focus in more than one of the following fields:

  • Devices based on wide band-gap materials and/or advanced dielectrics for power circuits
  • Multi-functional passives for power circuits: material characterization, electromagnetic and thermal modelling, design for HF / EMC
  • 3D magnetic structures, integrated EMI filters, integrated cooling
  • DC-converters, circuits for discrete power semiconductors and smart power ICs
  • Embedded converters: multi-cell/multi-level structures
  • Electronics for energy harvesting and wireless power transfer
  • Multi-domain modelling and multi-objective optimization/design, measurement and monitoring
  • Automated design of power electronics systems and virtual prototyping
  • High power-density and high-efficiency power electronics
  • High-frequency medium-voltage power electronics including active protection & insulation

In addition to research, a University Professor at TU Wien will have obligations to teach (in German and English) in the bachelor, master and PhD programmes
participation in the management of the institute and the faculty is also required. 

The teaching duties include basic undergraduate courses in Electrical Engineering (circuit design in particular) as well as research-based lectures on Master-level.

Your profile:

  • Completed doctoral or PhD studies in a relevant field of the announcement from a domestic or equivalent foreign university or research institution
  • The qualification for teaching at university level (venia docendi) acquired at a domestic or equivalent foreign university or an academic qualification
    recognisable as being equivalent to the venia docendi
  • High scientific reputation, proven by publications in internationally prestigious scientific journals, patents, scientific lectures, editorial and expert work,
    organization of conferences, prizes etc
  • Ability to form networks, proven e.g. by extended relevant stays abroad or through cooperation with foreign universities and research institutions of high national
    and international reputation
  • Experience in the acquisition, execution and management of research projects
  • The ability and willingness to manage a research division or a research group
  • Pedagogic and didactic suitability for academic teaching in German and English
  • Experience in the supervision of scientific work of students
  • Ideally, the prospective position holder has social and gender competence or experience in the promotion of young researchers and the advancement of female
  • It is expected that the future holder of the position will shift his/her centre of life to Vienna (on-site presence)
  • In case there is no adequate knowledge of German, willingness to quickly learn German is presupposed for teaching in bachelor programmes and participation in
    management of the institute and the faculty as well as in university bodies
  • Researchers with an appropriate track record, who still need to establish themselves on a full professorship, are explicitly encouraged to apply

We offer:

  • Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment
  • Attractive salary, a company pension scheme additional to the national social insurance, other additional benefits (see also: Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU
  • Financial support of research activities in the first years (equipment endowment, etc.)
  • Support in moving to Vienna (if required)
  • Dual career advice (if required): we offer partners and families of the university professors appointed to TU Wien various support opportunities tailored to their
    individual situation
  • A cooperative environment in a city with an extraordinarily high quality of life

TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference
will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour.

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr.
Gerhard Neustätter.

Classification in the A1 category of the collective bargaining agreement for employees of universities and a full-time minimum salary of EUR 76.127,80 gross
annual is provided for. Furthermore, on top of the employee benefit fund, a company pension scheme will be set up for employees, depending on the duration of
their employment, with the result that personnel benefits will increase. A higher salary depending on qualifications and experience is subject of appointment
negotiations as well as detailed information about benefits.

General information can be found at the following links:

Applications in German or English must include at least the following documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (complete with professional and academic background)
  • A short motivation letter
  • A presentation of previous academic activities including a list of publications, a survey of research and development projects carried out and of
    funding/grants raised (volume, duration, funding body etc.), a list of patents, editorial and expert work, organized conferences and prizes etc. as well as a list of
    lecturing and teaching activities evidenced by a list of the university courses held so far, including also a list of supervised scientific works of students
    (such as bachelor, master theses as well as doctoral theses) and a list of invited lectures
  • Copies of five of the most important publications
  • A research and teaching concept with considerations on the future positioning and further development of the specialist area

We look forward to receiving your complete application documents by September 30th, 2022.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us Application Management:
Phone: +43 (1) 588 01 406201 Carmen Keck, Informations of the application process Faculty for
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology: Phone: +43 (1) 588 01 38925 Dean of

Faculty, Norbert Görtz Phone: +43 (1) 588 01 35000 Head of Dean's Office, Sabine Herr
Professors appointment service: Information about the current status of the procedure

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64010708
  • Location:
  • Company Name For Job: TU Wien
  • Position Title: Power Electronics Professor
  • Job Function: Circuits and Systems,
    Electronics Engineer,

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