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Wednesday, 13 January 2021 13:19

TU Wien: Full professor for Urban and Regional Research

University Professor

for the specialist field of urban and regional research

TU Wien is Austria's largest research and educational institution in the fields of technology and natural sciences. More than 4,000 scientists in eight faculties conduct research on "Technology for People" in five main research areas. The content of the offered studies is based on this excellent research. The more than 27,000 students in the 55 studies offered benefit from this. As a driver of innovation, TU Wien strengthens the business location, enables cooperation and contributes to the prosperity of society.
At the Institute of Spatial Planning of the faculty Architecture and Planning at TU Wien, the position of a University Professor for the specialist field of “Urban and Regional Research” with permanent (full-time) contractual employment is to be filled as of 01.10.2021.

This is a professorship regulated by § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act (UG).

The position as professor for Urban and Regional Research has been allocated in TU Wien’s development plan to the research focal areas “Energy and Environment”, “Information and Communications Technology” and “Additional Fields of Research”.

We are looking for a personality who has already succeeded in making outstanding scientific achievements in the field of urban and regional research. Candidates are expected to have international-level expertise in relevant theoretical approaches and urban and regional research concepts. Other essential requirements also include having a sound knowledge of the broad range of methods used in quantitative urban and regional analysis. Candidates should be well-versed in designing and applying digital methods (such as in the field of Geographic Information Systems) for visualizing, explaining and modelling spatial structures, developments and transformation processes. Knowledge of spatial development policy and participation in corresponding international professional discourses are also desirable. In doing so, they should have demonstrated that they are able to apply this knowledge innovatively and taking account of the interfaces between quantitative and qualitative analysis methods (mixed methods) for issues related to spatial planning. Within the framework of this theoretical and methodological focus, the candidate is also expected to make excellent contributions to publications, funding and teaching work, support intra- and inter-faculty cooperation, and foster international research and teaching ties for scientific activities in the field of research.

The duties of a university professor at TU Wien include, in addition to research, teaching activities (in German and in English) in the Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programmes, as well as collaboration in the management of the institute and the faculty. The future incumbent will be expected not only to have relevant teaching experience but also to show a high level of commitment to research-led academic teaching, which requires the development of corresponding subject teaching models. Expertise and openness to interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as the ability to work in a team, are also required.
 
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