Full Professor of Marine Biology

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
08 Aug 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Vienna is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching and research, and counts more than 7,500 academics from all disciplines. This breadth of expertise offers unique opportunities to address the complex challenges of modern society, to develop comprehensive new approaches, and educate the problem-solvers of tomorrow from a multidisciplinary perspective.

At the Faculty of Life Sciences, the University of Vienna seeks to appoint a

Full Professor of Marine Biology

The position:

The successful candidate qualifies by an outstanding and internationally recognized research portfolio in marine biology (marine ecology) at the population, community or ecosystem level with a focus on, or including higher organisms (animals, multicellular plants). Scientists whose research programs complement existing areas and allow interaction with established groups at the Faculty of Life Sciences are encouraged to apply. Strong commitment to the further development of the discipline especially with regard to environmental change is expected. The professorship represents the discipline marine biology (marine ecology) in teaching at all levels of study (BA, MA, PhD).

Your academic profile:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD
  • Outstanding research achievements, excellent publication and funding record, international reputation
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Experience in designing and managing large research projects
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching and supervision at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level
  • Willingness to take on organisational and administrative responsibilities within the Faculty and/or the University

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees.

We offer:

  • a dynamic research environment
  • a wide range of research and teaching support services
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • an attractive salary according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff (§98 UG, level A1, to be negotiated individually) and an organisational retirement plan
  • a “start-up package”, in particular for the initiation of research projects
  • comprehensive relocation support

 Application documents:

Please submit a single PDF file (LastName_FirstName.pdf) containing the following information in English via e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Vienna, Karl-Heinz Wagner, (

  1. Letter of motivation
  2. Academic curriculum vitae
    • education and training
    • positions held to date
    • parental, family or other care leaves as applicable
    • awards and honors
    • commissions of trust
    • previous and current cooperation partners
    • list of most important acquired third-party funding as principal investigator, and, if applicable, of inventions/patents
    • list of most important scientific talks (max. 10)
    • teaching and mentoring
    • supervision experience (Master and PhD)
  3. List of publications and a link to your ORCID record
  4. Research statement         
    • most important research achievements (max. 2 pages) and planned future research activities (max. 4 pages)
    • synopsis of five key publications with relevance to the position advertised
  5. Teaching and supervision statement          
    • teaching and supervision concept, including a description of the previous and planned priorities in academic teaching and supervision (max. 2 pages)

Appendices to application document (in a single PDF or ZIP file named “LastName_FirstName_Appendices.pdf/zip”):

  • Five key publications as electronic full text version (if not publicly available)
  • Teaching evaluations (if available, compiled into a single PDF file)
  • Copies of certificates of academic degrees (mandatory, compiled into a single PDF file)

We look forward to new personalities in our team!

The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

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Reference no.: 20-6-2023
Application deadline: 18 October 2023