Universität Innsbruck


Digitalization initiative of the University of Innsbruck

Computer science, physics, climate research, electrical engineering, mechatronics but also biology, archaeology, linguistics and economics: Digital tools are used in almost every area of research at the University of Innsbruck and enable research at the highest level.

With the establishment of 13 junior professorships, which will deal with the topic of digitalization across all disciplines, the University of Innsbruck is focusing on an important topic for the future.

Current vacancies: Tenure trails*

University Asssistant – at the Department for Theory and Future of Law Management

This position with the possibility of a qualification agreement is located in the field of law. The main tasks of this position include independent research in one or more law subjects with a special focus on digitalisation of law and/or law of digitalisation. This position is intended to intensify the cooperation between the Digital Science Center (DiSC) and the Faculty of Law as well as between the new Department for Theory and Future of Law and other institutes of the Faculty of Law.

Further information can be found in the official job advertisement in the career portal.

* Tenure trail

3-stage qualification procedure

Applicants applying for a position as part of the digitalization initiative of the University of Innsbruck have the opportunity to conclude a qualification agreement.

Starting as a PostDoc

Assistant professor

Upon acceptance of the qualification agreement, the research assistant becomes an "assistant professor" (§ 27 section 3; KV). At the same time,

  1. she enjoys extended protection against dismissal for the period of the qualification agreement in accordance with § 27 section 4 KV
  2. from the following month, he is assigned to pay grade A2 (§ 49 section 2 KV)
  3. her teaching obligation is set at up to 4 hours per week on a two-year average (§ 49 Abs 7 iVm section 9 Z 1 KV)
  4. he receives a corresponding supplement to his employment contract

Associate professor

Upon reaching the agreed qualification, the assistant professor concerned becomes an "associate professor". Along with this

  1. his fixed-term employment contract shall be continued for an indefinite period of time
  2. he is placed in the A2/2 salary group (§ 49 section 2 lit a KV) as of the following month
  3. she must be used according to its qualification
  4. he has the right to teach science in his subject on his own responsibility and in the same way as a university professor through the facilities of the university. His teaching obligation can be set at up to 8 semester hours per week on a two-year average (§ 49 section 7 in conjunction with section 9 Z 1 KV)
  5. she has the right to use the facilities of the university for scientific work
  6. she has the right to supervise and evaluate scientific work (in particular final theses)
  7. she receives a corresponding supplement to his employment contract

Digitalization initiative at the University of Innsbruck

Scientific Computing

Scientific Computing

The research focus Scientific Computing integrates all research activities of the University of Innsbruck in the fields of information technology (IT) and computer-aided research.

The use of modern high-performance computers enables the simulation and optimization of complex processes and the analysis and presentation of big data in order to solve increasingly complex computational and data-intensive problems in a wide variety of areas such as natural sciences, engineering sciences and life sciences.

Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities

In the research center "Digital Humanities" the University of Innsbruck bundles its digitalization activities in the fields of cultural sciences and humanities. The aim is to research and advance information technologies in these sciences.

At many faculties of the University of Innsbruck, corresponding projects are underway: For example, larger text bodies are analyzed linguistically, 3D data models of cultural monuments are created and new algorithms for improving the automated text recognition of medieval manuscripts are tested and developed.

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