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Visiting Professor, Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

53 Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy
Startdate: 01.09.2024 | Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: Univ Prof. (KV) Gastprof.
Limited until: 28.02.2025
Reference no.: 1669

The Ida Pfeiffer Professorships at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy support the Faculty's mission to research on the sustainability of planet Earth. We are currently looking for two visiting professorships in the fields of "Cosmos" or "Earth" and are looking for top scientists who can provide exciting insights and act as a catalyst for the Faculty's diverse research topics. The Ida Pfeiffer professors will have access to the Faculty's state-of-the-art facilities and will be associated with our third mission activities.

This is who we are:

We are the "Faculty for Exploration" with 36 (tenure-track) professorships in seven departments and regard exploration as a scientific adventure. Our 400 academic staff members do research and teach in the fields of "Cosmos", "Earth", "Environment" and "Anthroposphere". Our StudiesServiceCenter supports 4,500 students, who can choose from 5 Bachelor's programs, 10 Master's programs and doctoral studies in 7 fields.

What you can expect from us:

As a visiting professor, you contribute valuably in research and teaching (including independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement / supervision of students).

What you bring with you:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD in a subject field relevant to the research areas "Cosmos" or "Earth" and experience as a post-doc
  • Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation, proven success in acquiring third-party funding
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor's, master's or doctorate level) and to promote young scientists
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Self-initiative, creativity and willingness to work in a team
  • Experience in interdisciplinary research and teaching is particularly welcome

What we offer you:

Work-life balance: You have flexible working hours and can also work remotely in some cases.

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are part of an international team with an excellent research infrastructure in a relaxed working environment.

Good public transport connections: Our locations are easily accessible by public transport.

Fair wages: EUR 5,826.50 per month (before taxes, according to the collective agreement 2023) + half a month's salary as a special payment on 15 September and 15 November respectively

Equal opportunities for all: We welcome every additional personality to the team!

Your application (in English):

  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic curriculum vitae
  • Description of research interests and research agenda
  • List of publications, presentations given, third-party funding obtained
  • Overview of previous academic teaching
  • Doctorate/PhD degree

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If you have any content questions, please contact:

Michaela Trippl

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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Application deadline: 03/08/2024

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