Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy University of Vienna Austria

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 174 fields of study, approx. 9.500 members of staff, more than 94.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.03.2018 of a


Visiting Professor
at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy
to 31.08.2018.


Reference number: 7545

The new Ida Pfeiffer Professorship of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy supports the mission of the Faculty to research on the sustainability of planet Earth. We are looking for a top scientist that can trigger exciting insights and act as a catalyser for the diverse research topics of the Faculty. The visiting professor will have access to The Faculty's state-of-the-art facilities and will be associated with our third mission activities ("Faculty for Exploration").


We are "The Faculty for Exploration", and regard exploration as a scientific adventure. With 5 Bachelor's programs, 10 Master's programs and Doctoral studies in 7 fields we are hosting more than 3,000 students. Our 24 professorships contribute to four key research areas: COSMOS, EARTH, ENVIRONMENT, ANTHROPOSPHERE.


Duration of employment: 6 month/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: Univ Prof. (KV) Gastprof. with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:

We are looking for a visiting professor for our key research areas ENVIRONMENT or ANTHROPOSPHERE to contribute valuably in research and teaching (including independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement / supervision of students).



-            Doctoral degree / PhD in a subject field relevant to the research areas ENVIRONMENT or ANTHROPOSPHERE, and post-doctoral experience

-            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 doctoral level), and to promote young academic colleagues

-            Excellent command of written and spoken English


-            Proactive, creative, and willing to work in a team


Application documents:

-            Letter of motivation

-            Academic curriculum vitae

-            Description of research interests and research agenda

-            Lists of publications, talks given, acquired third-party funds

-            Overview of previous academic teaching

-            Copies of certificates


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 17.09.2017, mentioning reference number 7545.


For further information please contact Glatzel, Stephan +43-1-4277-48660, Heinz, Petra +43-1-4277-53580.


The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.


Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna

Reference number: 7545


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