We invite applications in all areas of mathematics for several open positions.
Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Highly international and interdisciplinary research environment
Competitive start-up package and salary
Guaranteed annual base funding
Support for acquiring third-party funds
Light teaching load, entirely at the level of graduate students
Wide portfolio of career support
Child-care facilities and support on campus
IST Austria (www.ist.ac.at) is an international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural, mathematical, and computational sciences. The Institute fosters an interactive, collegial, and supportive atmosphere, sharing space and resources between research groups whenever possible, and facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations. Our PhD program involves a multi-disciplinary course schedule and rotations in research groups. We hire scholars from diverse international backgrounds and our working language is English. The campus of IST Austria is located close to Vienna, one of the most livable cities in the world.
Assistant professors receive independent group-leader positions with an initial contract of six years, at the end of which they are reviewed by international peers. If the evaluation is positive, an assistant professor is promoted to a tenured professor.
Candidates for tenured positions are distinguished scientists in their respective research fields and have at least six years of experience in leading a research group.
The closing date for applications is October 31, 2019.
IST Austria values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity.
About IST Austria
IST Austria is an interdisciplinary research institution that aims to break down the traditional boundaries between disciplines. The focus is currently on basic research in the life sciences, the physical sciences, and mathematics and computer science. IST Austria fosters both theoretical and experimental research, with an emphasis on close and meaningful collaborations between the two camps.
IST Austria was established by the federal government of Austria and the provincial government of Lower Austria and was inaugurated in 2009. The development plans for IST Austria allow for a growth of up to 90 research groups by 2026.The campus of IST Austria is located close to Vienna, one of the most livable cities in the world.
Research excellence and promise are the exclusive hiring criteria for all scientists at IST Austria—from doctoral students to professors. The graduate school at IST Austria educates doctoral students from around the world to become research scientists. The decision to promote an Assistant Professor to Professor with a permanent contract is based entirely on an evaluation by international experts of the scientific achievements of the Assistant Professor.
The long-term financial health of IST Austria relies on four different sources of funding: public funding, national and international research grants, technology licensing, and donations. For the period from 2007 to 2026, the federal government of Austria provides up to 1’280 million Euros in operational funds. Two thirds are guaranteed, while the remaining third is conditioned on performance-related criteria such as raising third-party funds. The province of Lower Austria covers the costs for construction and campus maintenance, a total amount of 510 million Euros from 2007 to 2026.
The governance and management structures of IST Austria guarantee the Institute’s freedom from political and commercial influences. IST Austria is headed by the President, who is appointed by the Board of Trustees and advised by the Scientific Board.
First President of the Institute is Thomas A. Henzinger, a computer scientist and former professor of the University of California at Berkeley and the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is supported by Vice President Michael Sixt, who oversees the operation of the scientific service units. The administration of IST Austria is led by Managing Director Georg Schneider.
More information on job opportunities at IST Austria can be found on our website