Fulbright-St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences Visiting Professor
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In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities.
A flexible combination of teaching and research activities that entails teaching a minimum of two courses (classes meet once a week for 90 minutes) in one of the degree programs in the field of information security offered at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.
Grant-related activities may also include advising or supervising advanced students as well as developing joint research projects with faculty. The format and content of individual courses and research objectives are negotiated on a consensual basis with the host institution, contingent upon its needs and the grantee's interests and expertise. The Department of Computer Science and Security is seeking individuals that are also open to making an active contribution to the research conducted at the department as well as to publishing jointly written research papers.
St. Pölten is a city with 54,000 inhabitants located 40 miles west of Austria's capital, Vienna. The city is located within convenient commuting distance to Vienna, with excellent connections to public transportation (25-minute train ride from Vienna with trains departing from Vienna every 30 minutes). The St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences is only a 12-minute walk from the train station and city center.
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Grants must begin in late September 2023 or late February 2024 in line with the Austrian academic year and the mandatory orientation. Teaching and research at the host institution will begin on October 1, 2023 or March 1, 2024 and end on January 31, 2024 or June 30, 2024 respectively.
Data science or cyber security. Specializations may include data-driven innovation, digital forensics, network security, secure software development, industrial security, security management, privacy, big data, data science, machine learning, blockchain technologies, and intelligence-driven security.
Instruction is in English.
Teaching and research experience in relevant fields is preferred.
The St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences offers bachelor's programs in IT Security and Data Science and master's programs in Information Security, Applied Research and Innovation in Computer Science, Cyber Security and Resilience, and Data Intelligence (subject to accreditation by AQ Austria). The university is seeking candidates with expertise related to the areas of specialization stated above. Consult the department's website for more information about the Department of Computer Science and Security.
Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.
Fulbright Austria offers up to 27 awards, including two research awards, 21 teaching awards with research options, one distinguished teaching award, and three artist-in-residence awards. The great majority of awards are anchored at specific Austrian institutions and correspondingly dedicated to host institutions' specific fields of interest, ranging from natural and life sciences, engineering, and business and economics to the social sciences, arts, and humanities.
In recent years, Austria has established itself as one of the top-ten destinations for Fulbright US Scholars, a success which is largely due to the excellent partnerships the Austrian Fulbright commission has built with institutions across the country. As enthusiastic supporters of the Fulbright program, Austrian institutions are excited to welcome US scholars to their campus and expand their professional networks.
Please note that Austrian institutions will be on summer break from July 1 until September 30. If you contact faculty and staff, please consider that turnaround times will potentially be longer as of early July.
Fulbright Austria (the Austrian-American Educational Commission) evaluates proposals in terms of their potential to fulfill the program's mandate of promoting mutual understanding between the peoples of Austria and the United States. Proposals for flexible combinations of teaching and research will be evaluated for their scholarly excellence, comparative approaches, bilateral relevance and potential for establishing or enhancing institutional relationships. As a rule, the quality of an applicant's proposal is more important to the Austrian-American Educational Commission than the academic rank of the applicant.
For an estimated overview of the cost of living in Austria, please visit: https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/country/austria. No dependent support is available. For further information on life in Austria, please visit the US Embassy Vienna's website at https://at.usembassy.gov/ and the Austrian Embassy Washington's website https://www.austria.org/overview.
Prospective applicants may contact the Austrian-American Educational Commission for advice or further information about the application process.
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