Announcing a Full Professorship for Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Salzburg

The University of Salzburg, Austria is seeking to fill, at the earliest opportunity, a limited-term (five years)

Full Professor in Human-Computer Interaction

at the Center for Human-Computer Interaction (CHCI) (also affiliated with the Department for Computer Science).

The position is financed by the Provincial Government of Salzburg. The holder of this endowed professorship will possess an excellent track record within the scientific field of Human-Computer Interaction and is able to demonstrate the ability to successfully attract, execute and manage externally sponsored research projects. Furthermore, substantial experience in the education and supervision of students within the field of Human-Computer Interaction is desired for this position.

With regards to academic research, particular emphasis on one or more of the following research fields will be given consideration: Interaction Design, Future Interface Paradigms, Interface Engineering, Intelligent Interfaces, and User Experience Research.

Additionally, the successful applicant will also focus on the field of Contextual Interaction in order to continue with the research tradition of the CHCI, serving as a scientific bridge among various application areas and to further strengthen ongoing interdisciplinary research.

In addition to demonstrating internationally renowned basic research, a successful candidate is able to conduct highly relevant translational research between science and industry. The holder of this position shall contribute to and strengthen the network of the CHCI within the city of Salzburg, particularly within the newly established Science and Technology Hub – Itzling.

The Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg is also establishing a new HCI Master’s Program in the Fall of 2019 and also offers a dedicated HCI focused doctoral program. The holder of the position shall be engaged in developing these programs as well as conducting the required and elective courses including supervising student theses and dissertations. Moreover, the holder of this position shall contribute to the organizational and administrative activities at the Center for Human-Computer Interaction and the Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg at large.

General qualifications:

  • An adequate Austrian or equivalent international university degree (doctorate)
  • An Austrian or equivalent international qualification to teach the pertinent subject matter at a university (venia docendi, venia legend) or a comparable qualification;
  • Excellent and internationally renowned research within Human-Computer Interaction or adequate subareas;
  • Possess a strong International network;
  • Experience in the procurement and administration of funded projects and/or cooperation with international businesses and scientific institutions;
  • Teaching experience and didactic qualification
  • Leadership and social skills;
  • The willingness to participate in administrative duties and on university boards;
  • Perfect command of English (writing and speaking), and (if applicable) the willingness to learn German.

This is a full-time position limited to a period of five years in accordance with the Austrian Federal Act regarding the Organization of Universities and their Studies (§99 Abs. 1 Universitätsgesetz 2002) Austrian Employment Law, agreement statute for university employees’ category A1 with a minimum monthly gross salary of 5.130,20 € (14x per year). A continuation after five years is subject to negotiations with the rectorate of the University of Salzburg.

The University of Salzburg is seeking to increase the number of female employees and cordially invites qualified females to apply for this position. Preference will be given to equally qualified females.

Persons which meet the required qualification criteria and have disabilities or chronic illnesses are encouraged to apply.

Unfortunately, the University of Salzburg will not be able to reimburse travel-expenses or any other costs related to the application process.

Information regarding this position is gladly provided by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manfred Tscheligi by phone at: +43 662 8044-4800 or through the following email:

Please send your application, including a motivational letter containing statements with respect to research and teaching goals. You are kindly requested to submit your CV, scientific achievements (academic references, patents etc.), a list of courses taught including any supervisions as well as other relevant academic activities, including funded-projects, to the Rector of the Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schmidinger, until 17.07.2019 via email to the following address:

Please include the following reference number in your application: GZ B 0015/1-2019