Professor of Statistics (f/m) at the Department of Statistics, Faculty of Technical Sciences

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The University of Klagenfurt strives to appoint a greater number of qualified women to professorships.

The Department of Statistics at the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Klagenfurt seeks to appoint a

Professor of Statistics (f/m)

in accordance with § 99 of the Austrian Universities Act. This is a full-time position, commencing at the earliest opportunity with a fixed term not exceeding 5 years.

The University of Klagenfurt is a young, vibrant, and innovative university with more than 10,000 students and it forms a gateway between Mediterranean and Alpine cultures, situated in a region with an exceptionally high quality of life. As public university pursuant to § 6 of the Universities Act, the university receives federal funding. The university operates under the motto “Beyond Boundaries!”. According to the QS Top 50 Under 50 University Ranking 2019, the university is ranked as one of the world’s 150 best youngest universities.

In accordance with its key strategic road map, the Development Plan, the university’s primary guiding principles and objectives include the pursuit of scientific excellence in relation to the appointment of professors, favourable research conditions, a good faculty-student ratio, and the promotion of the development of young scientists.

At the time of the faculty’s launch in 2007, the existing departments in this field were grouped together to form the Faculty of Technical Sciences. As a result of synergies, the faculty has since expanded to encompass the three specialist fields of computer science, information and communications technology, and mathematics, and is currently endowed with a total of 22 professorships and 20 associate professorships (see

We are looking for a highly qualified and internationally recognized scientist who is capable of representing the subject in teaching and research, with high engagement in developing and sustaining an ambitious and innovative research program.

The duties of the position include:

  • Representing the academic field of Statistics through research, with a focus on at least one of the following areas: Mathematical Statistics, Applied Statistics, Computational Statistics, Dependence Modelling, or Analysis of “Big Data”
  • Teaching in the degree program “Mathematics” at Bachelor and Master level, as well as in other relevant degree programs
  • Advising and mentoring of students and junior academic colleagues
  • Competitive research grant acquisition and management
  • Contribution to public relations activities of department and faculty
  • Maintaining and expanding co-operations with industry partners
  • Participation in academic self-governance and university management


  • Habilitation or equivalent qualification in statistics/mathematics or a related field
  • Relevant doctoral degree
  • Excellent research and publication record in Statistics
  • Embeddedness in the international research community
  • Excellent English language skills

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven university teaching record
  • Experience in the supervision of academic theses at all graduation levels
  • Experience in the acquisition, implementation, and management of third-party funded research projects
  • International experience
  • Willingness to co-operate with the other research groups at the Department of Statistics, e.g., Spatial and Environmental Statistics, Stochastic Processes.
  • Excellent scientific dissemination skills
  • Capability to undertake interdisciplinary co-operation
  • Competence in the organisation and leadership of teams
  • Competence in the field of gender mainstreaming and diversity management

German language skills are not a formal prerequisite, but proficiency at level B2 is expected within two years. The appointee is required to establish Klagenfurt as central work location.

The university is committed to increasing the number of women among the academic staff, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications from qualified women.  Among equally qualified candidates, women will receive preferential consideration.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases who meet the qualification criteria are explicitly invited to apply.

The salary is subject to negotiation.  The minimum gross salary for the position is currently € 71,900 per year.

In accordance with the Austrian Income Tax Act an attractive relocation tax allowance can be granted for the first five years in the case of appointments to professorships in Austria.  The prerequisites are subject to examination on a case by case basis.

Please submit your application by e-mail, consisting of a mandatory principal part not exceeding five pages (for more detailed information please refer to, a list of publications and lectures and of all courses taught, a research statement, as well as any supplementary documents where applicable (e.g. course evaluations), to the University of Klagenfurt, Office of the Academic Senate, f.a.o. Ms. Sabine Tomicich (sabine.tomicich [at] no later than April 3, 2019. Submission of the mandatory principal part mentioned above constitutes a necessary condition for the validity of your application.

For general information please refer to the information leaflet provided at, for specific information about the position please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michaela Szölgyenyi (Tel.: +43 664 883 585 60; Michaela.Szoelgyenyi [at]

We regret that the University of Klagenfurt cannot reimburse applicants’ travel and lodging expenses incurred as part of the selection and/or hiring process.


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