Visiting Professor

Universität Wien
Department of German Studies
ArbeitsortWien, Wien, Österreich


The University of Vienna (19 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.600 members of staff, about 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.10.2018 of a

Reference number : 8685

Open to new ideas. Since 1365. As a research university with high international visibility and a wide range of degree programmes, the University of Vienna is committed to basic research open to application and research-led teaching, as well as to career development of young researchers and to the dialogue with economy and society. That way, the University of Vienna contributes to the education of future generations and to the society´s ability to innovate.
The appointment of particularly qualified researchers to university professors is an important strategy of the University of Vienna. Become part of this vibrant and future-oriented organisation.

The University of Vienna offers:
  • an attractive and dynamic research location in a city with a high quality of life and in a country with excellent research funding provison
  • a salary (classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff, allocation to job group A1; section 99 (1) of the Universities Act 2002); in addition, relevant work experience determines the grade according to the Agreement and the salary level
  • in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension fund to its employees
  • a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

    Duration of employment: 4 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:
    The successful candidate will contribute to the Department of Modern German Literature at the University of Vienna with his/her special expertise in Literary Theory. The applicant will give up to 8 hours per week in terms of teaching.

    Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree/PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
  • Habilitation (venia docendi) in a subject field relevant to this position or an internationally accepted equivalent qualification is desirable
  • Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation

    • 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

    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

    Research fields:

    Special research fields Importance

    German studies MUST


    Educational level Special subject Importance

    Humanities Linguistics and Literature MUST

    Candidates should send an application containing at least the following documents:

  • Academic curriculum vitae
  • Brief description of current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
  • List of publications
  • List of talks given, including detailed information about invited plenaries at international conferences
  • List of projects supported by third-party funds
  • Survey of courses taught and PhDs supervised

    Applications in English or German should be submitted by email (preferably as PDF attachments) to the JobCenter of the University of Vienna , jobcenter [at] univie[.]ac[.]at , no later than 22.07.2018 with reference 8685.
    For further information please contact Innerhofer, Roland +43-1-4277-42159.

    The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 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: 8685
    E-Mail: jobcenter [at] univie[.]ac[.]at

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