[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Tenure Track Mixed Reality Graz

Dieter Schmalstieg dieter at icg.tugraz.at
Tue Aug 2 12:10:37 CEST 2022

The Department for Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz 
University of Technology invites applications for the position of a

 >>> Tenure Track Professor in Mixed Reality <<<

Graz University of Technology is the oldest science and technology 
research and educational institute in Austria. For over 200 years, it 
has been an important international center for research and teaching. 
The university delivers top performances in its five Fields of 
Expertise: Advanced Material Science, Human & Biotechnology, 
Information, Communication & Computing, Mobility & Production, and 
Sustainable Systems. The university boasts intensive collaboration with 
national and international research and educational establishments as 
well as with industry partners worldwide.

The Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz 
University of Technology is an internationally highly ranked department 
committed to excellence in research and teaching. The department 
performs highly visible research in its main research of focus: 
Biomedical Engineering, Safety and Security, Artificial Intelligence, 
and Visual Computing. We are proud of our outstanding basic and applied 
research and encourage interdisciplinary projects. Moreover, our 
department fosters a close dialogue with industry and encourages and 
supports the creation of spin-off companies.

# Job Description

We are looking for a candidate with proven scientific expertise in the 
field of Mixed Reality in research and teaching.
The following areas are of particular interest:

- Mixed Reality displays, in particular optical see-through head-mounted 
displays (design, algorithms, calibration)
- Eye-tracking for Mixed Reality
- Spatial perception, cognition and interaction in Mixed Reality

The successful candidate will cover these or other topics in Mixed 
Reality. It is expected that the candidate closely collaborates with the 
institute’s strategic industrial partners in the area of Mixed Reality 
and leads a research team funded through such industrial collaborations. 
The position is initially funded by SNAP, Inc.

The professorship will be part of the Institute of Computer Graphics and 
Vision (www.icg.tugraz.at), which is an internationally visible research 
environment with more than 60 researchers in Visual Computing.

The new professor will complement the existing strengths in the 
department, will build an internationally visible group, will be an 
engaged teacher in the Computer Science programs at the Bachelor’s, 
Master’s, and PhD level, and will actively participate in academic 
self-administration. At Graz University of Technology, undergraduate 
courses are taught in German or English, and graduate courses are taught 
in English.

# Requirements

- A completed university education with a doctoral degree (PhD in a 
relevant field
- Excellent scientific achievements
- Integration in the international research community
- Excellent didactic and pedagogical skills
- Management and leadership abilities
- Excellent command of English and command of German or the willingness 
to acquire it

We also value
- International experience and integration in the international research 
community and
- Experience with acquisition of research grants and/or industrial 

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

# Our Offer

The advertised position is a tenure-track career position. After the 
conclusion of a qualification agreement, the job holder is appointed as 
an Assistant Professor. After a positive evaluation of the qualification 
agreement, the position will be turned into a permanent position as an 
Associate Professor. After a further competitive procedure, a promotion 
to a Full Professor is possible.

The position will be paid according to the collective agreement for 
employees of Austrian universities, stipulating an initial gross annual 
salary of € 62.829,20, and includes medical and retirement insurance.

Graz University of Technology provides excellent working conditions in a 
vibrant scientific community, combined with the outstanding living 
quality of the Graz area. We also support your partner’s career 
development through a dual career office and assist the relocation process.

# 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. 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 and who have the relevant qualifications are 
expressly invited to apply.

# How to apply

The position is listed with the position identification number 7100/22/004.
Interested applicants are requested to submit the online application 
(csbme.tugraz.at/go/applications/7100-22-004) including:

- a CV (with copies of diplomas),
- a list of publications highlighting the 5 most important publications,
- a research statement describing past and planned research activities 
(5 pages max.),
- a teaching statement (5 pages max.) and evaluations of past teaching 
activities (if available).
- names and contact information of two references

The application will be sent to the Dean of the Department of Computer 
Science and Biomedical Engineering within 

For further question, please contact Dieter Schmalstieg 
(schmalstieg at tugraz.at)

# Important Dates

The deadline for applications is September 11, 2022.

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