University Professor of Public Health Nutrition

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
29 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Public Health Nutrition

At the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna and the Medical University Vienna the position of a

University Professor of Public Health Nutrition

(full time, permanent position) is to be filled.

Applicants are expected to cover the field of Public Health Nutrition with a strong focus on dietary patterns related to healthy metabolism and lifespan, such as assessment of dietary patterns, assessment of biomarkers of healthy metabolism, diet associated diseases throughout the lifespan, nutritional epidemiology, typically from large human study populations and ideally including experience in advanced statistical modelling of indicators of diet and health.  The successful candidate will have to cooperate his/her activities in teaching and research with the existing professorial positions of both institutions. Active cooperation in teaching within the bachelor and master programs “Nutritional Sciences” is required as well as participation in curricular development. 

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
  • Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation;
    that can be verified as international equivalent qualification to a Habilitation
  • Experience in designing, procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the
    willingness and ability to lead research groups
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Universities, if necessary.

We offer:

  • a negotiable and attractive salary (classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff, allocation to job group A1; section 98 of the Universities Act 2002); the salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the previous career development and the current income situation
  • in addition to the statutory social insurance, we offer a pension fund to its employees
  • a “start-up package”, in particular for the initiation of research projects
  • a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • comprehensive advice and support in relation to finding an accommodation, change of schools and dual career

a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions
We pursue a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( We put special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants. 

Application documents:

  • Application letter, including a brief description of:
  • current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
  • current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of young Researchers
  • Academic curriculum vitae,
    including information about “esteem factors” (e.g. experience as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees) 
  • List of publications, including:
    specification of five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised professorship
    provision of an Internet link for download or electronic submission of PDF versions of these five publications
    information about citations and impact factors, depending on the common practice in the relevant research area
  • List of talks given,
    including information about invited keynote lectures at international conferences
  • Third-party funds
    list of acquired third-party funds (subject, duration, origin, volume) as well as, if applicable, of inventions/patents
  • Overview of previous academic teaching and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Copies of documents and certificates 

Applications in English should be submitted by e-mail (preferably as PDF attachments) to the Office of the Rectorate of the University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, (

Reference no.: PubHe2018

The application deadline is 7 March 2019.