University Professor of Foundry Technology - Modelling and Simulation
Montanuniversity Leoben

Advertisement of a position at the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

University professor

for the field

Foundry Technology - Modelling and Simulation 

pursuant to § 98 UG


At the Montanuniversität Leoben, the position of a university professor at the Department of Metallurgy is to be filled as a permanent employment contract under private law with the Montanuniversität Leoben per the Salaried Employees Act (Angestelltengesetz) with full employment from autumn 2022.

We are looking for a personality of international scientific standing who represents the subject of foundry technology in research and teaching, whereby the research, in addition to technological topics, should include at least one of the following expertises:

  • Modelling of solidification processes in interaction with the gas flow (production of metal powders)
  • Data acquisition and evaluation in the production of metallic components and semi-finished products with casting technologies ("Big Data")
  • Hybrid - physical and data-driven - modelling for real-time simulation of casting manufacturing processes, such as die-casting equipment, powder production, ESU, etc.

In teaching, courses have to be held in German and English in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes. The supervision of bachelor and master theses, as well as dissertations, is expected.

The requirements for employment are a domestic or equivalent foreign university degree appropriate to the position, a relevant doctorate, and habilitation or academic qualification of equal value. Further requirements are the pedagogical and didactic aptitude, including new methods in teaching, the qualification as a manager, and the command of the German and English languages.

Experience in acquiring and implementing funded research projects on a national and international level with scientific and industrial cooperation partners is of great importance. The application of funded research projects is expected.

In addition to a high level of personal motivation to achieve scientific excellence in research and teaching, we expect a responsible approach to work and the ability to collaborate in research teams and inspire colleagues and students. We expect pleasure in working with people in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented environment, as well as scientific integrity and the ability to solve problems.

We offer you a varied and independent job. You can expect a team-oriented working atmosphere as well as ample opportunities for further training and development. The Montanuniversität Leoben promotes career paths and offers excellent conditions for social diversity in a contemporary working environment.

The classification and remuneration are per the collective agreement of the universities in the application group A1. In this classification, the monthly salary according to the collective agreement for full-time employment is € 5321.70 gross (14 times per year). In case of appropriate qualifications, a higher salary is subject to the appointment negotiations.

The Montanuniversität Leoben aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore explicitly invites qualified women to apply. In the case of equal qualifications, women are given priority.

The following documents must be provided in English. :

  • Letter of motivation
  • comprehensive curriculum vitae (including ORCID number)
  • complete list of publications, including citation statistics
  • Enclose the five most important publications with significant participation, explaining why these publications were selected.
  • Proof of the stated employment requirements
  • Presentation of previous research and teaching activities
  • Listing of projects acquired and documentation of selected relevant projects
  • Presentation of the research concept about the planned work at the MUL
  • Presentation of the planned teaching concept about teaching at the MUL
  • Presentation of the planned networking within the Montanuniversität Leoben

The documents have to be sent in electronic form by  January 31st 2022 to the Rector of the Montanuniversität Leoben, Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c. Wilfried Eichlseder, Franz-Josef-Straße 18, A-8700 Leoben, Austria. Please upload your documents as a zip-file with the filename "" under the following link:

For further information, please get in touch with the chairman of the appointment committee, Univ.-Prof. Dr.techn. Johannes Schenk, Franz-Josef-Straße 18, A-8700 Leoben, Austria,    Tel.:+43-3842-402-2200, e-mail:, URL:


The Rector :

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c. Wilfried Eichlseder

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