University professor for Logistics
Technische Universität Graz, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Economic Sciences

Applications are invited for the position of a university professor for


at the Institute of Logistics Engineering of Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Faculty of Mechanical
Engineering and Economic Sciences. It is planned to fill this position, pursuant to Sec. 98 of the Austrian
University Act 2002, as soon as possible. The position will be based on a permanent employment contract, as
defined under the terms of Austrian civil-law, with TU Graz.

The field of activity covers the entire technical structure design for logistics systems and equipment in the
established research fields of logistics technology, intralogistics and urban logistics. Possible focal points of
research include, for example, structural design, automation technology or the flexible networking of intralogistics
systems. When designing the research fields, particular consideration should be given to networking with
interdisciplinary fields such as robotics and digitisation (industry 4.0 technologies).

We are looking for an applicant with an internationally recognized research profile (scientific theory, modelling,
simulation and experiment).

Applicants should have experience in industry or industry-related activities that can be expected to lead to a
committed representation of the subject in research and teaching. Experience and the willingness for
interdisciplinary cooperation as well as active participation in all faculty matters are required. In addition,
collaboration in inter-faculty focal areas is expected.

The institute has excellent laboratory equipment and a strong network in science and industry. Teaching duties
include technical drawing and courses in CAD and CAE for the bachelor curricula of the faculty, and specific
engineering topics of logistics in the master’s courses.

Required candidate profile
1. PhD-level university education, in Austria or abroad, in disciplines relevant for the position,
2. excellent scientific and academic qualification in Logistics,
3. excellent teaching capabilities,
4. leadership skills,
5. the ability to work in a team,
6. specific project experience and references in the area of Logistics Engineering,
7. excellent command of German and English.

The transfer of residence to the area of Graz is required.

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. Until a balanced
ratio of men and women has been achieved at the university, 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 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.

Candidates should submit their detailed application in electronic form (including copies of certificates and
diplomas, curriculum vitae, list of publications with a summary of the academic and professional career, list of
references, copies of the five most important publications, summary of research and teaching experience) using
the application form, and the declaration of transfer of residence to Graz, to the Dean of the Faculty of
Mechanical Engineering and Economic Sciences, Graz University of Technology, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz
Heitmeir, Inffeldgasse 23, 8010 Graz, Austria (, at the latest by
16th September 2019
(date and time of the e-mail timestamp).

Further information and the application form are available from the website

The invited candidates will have the opportunity for a hearing and presentation on December 04th 2019 and the
following days.

The Dean: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz Heitmeir

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