Vienna University of Technology Professor “Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning”

Vienna University of Technology – generally referred to as TU Wien – is located in the heart of Europe, a place where one can experience cultural diversity and international life. Research, teaching and learning have been conducted here in the service of progress for more than 200 years. TU Wien is amongst Europe’s most successful universities of technology and with over 30,000 students and a staff of about 4,600, is Austria’s largest scientific and engineering research and education institution. At the Institute for Urban Design, Landscape Architecture and Design at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning the position of a University Professor for the specialist field of “Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning” with permanent (full-time) contractual employment is to be filled as of 01 October 2020. This position can be split into two parttime positions of 50% each, although this is only possible in the context of joint applications (simultaneous applications).

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

The position as professor for “Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning” has been allocated in TU Wien’s development plan to “Additional Fields of Research”.

This professorship is meant to position and nurture the “Landscape Planning and Garden Design” field of research in an international context for the development and organisation of open spaces, in relation to the content, methods and instruments of landscape planning. Applicants should be identified by outstanding achievements in the practice of design and planning, as well as in academic research. A special emphasis is placed on close association with other fields of knowledge and design relating to urban design, architecture and spatial planning, as part of a basic understanding of inter-disciplinary teaching. Further expansion of the international priorities, activities and co-operations of the research field is also expected. The ability to attract and run research projects and externally funded projects is also desirable.

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 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.

Profile of requirements:

▪ Completed doctoral or PhD studies corresponding to the deployment described from a domestic or equivalent foreign university or research institution or achievement of an equivalent scientific or artistic qualification

▪ Outstanding professional research qualifications for the job to be filled

▪ The qualification for lecturing (venia docendi) acquired at a domestic or equivalent foreign university or an academic qualification recognised as equivalent to qualification as a university lecturer, Outstanding achievements in the practice of design and planning, as well as project and research experience relevant to the field of specialisation with national and international reputation, plus skills in networking,

▪ Administrative, organisational and social skills, leadership and pedagogic and didactic suitability for academic teaching, also in German,

▪ Suitability and willingness to manage a research division or research group, ▪ Competence and/or experience in the field of gender mainstreaming,

▪ Proven capacity for interdisciplinary collaboration ▪ Onsite presence is expected.

In the event of simultaneous applications, these requirements apply to both applicants.

TU Wien offers:

▪ Excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment

▪ An attractive salary, combined with a supplemental retirement pension from the employer

▪ 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 of the university professors appointed to TU Wien various support opportunities tailored to their individual situation

▪ A cooperative environment in a city with an extraordinary high quality of life

Classification in the A1 category of the collective bargaining agreement for employees of universities and a full-time minimum salary of EUR 5,310.20/month (14 times a year) is provided for. This salary is split accordingly for part-time positions. A higher salary depending on qualifications and experience is categorically a subject of appointment negotiations.

General information About TU Wien can be found at, the Faculty of Architecture and Planning can be found at,  the field of research can be found at and the vacancy profile can be found at…….

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

▪ A detailed curriculum vitae with: a project listing and where applicable, external and/or research funding attracted, a list of publications, three to five of the most important publications (copies where applicable), lecturing and teaching activities (complete with professional and academic background),

▪ Motivation letter

▪ A logical concept for research and research-led teaching at the Faculty, encompassing 5-7 pages; including an abstract

Simultaneous applications should not only include the motivation and reason for the joint application, but should also set out clearly and in detail the qualifications for each of the two applicants. A joint concept for research and research-led teaching in relation to the organisation and management of a research division or group is also required. A single application for a part-time position is out of the question.

TU Wien aims at increasing the share of women, in particular in management functions and in the academic/artistic staff and therefore expressly encourages qualified women to apply. Female applicants who are equally as qualified as the best qualified competing male applicant will be accepted by preference unless personal qualifications of a competing male applicant prevail.

We endeavour to hire handicapped people with corresponding qualifications and therefore expressly encourage them to apply. Should you have any questions, please contact the confidential counsellor for handicapped persons at TU Wien, Mr Gerhard Neustätter (contact:

As a progressive university that is considerate of individual development and realisation of potential, TU Wien stands up for equal opportunities, for compatibility of career and family/leisure and for the needs of dual career couples.

We look forward to receiving your complete application documents by 2019-11-14


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