Job advertisement Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Environmental Geophysics

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Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Environmental Geophysics

Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Environmental Geophysics


University of Vienna

Open to new ideas. Since 1365. The University of Vienna is a research university with high international visibility and a wide range of degree programmes. We are committed to basic research that is open to applications and to research-led teaching, as well as to the dialogue with economy and society. We strive to actively promote the careers of young researchers, to contribute to the education of future generations and to augment the society’s ability to innovate. We invite you to become part of this dynamic and vibrant organisation.


Vienna, Austria


Relevant divisions
Hydrological Sciences (HS)
Natural Hazards (NH)
Seismology (SM)

Full time



Preferred education

Application deadline
20 November 2019

4 October 2019

Job description

Candidates for the tenure-track professorship must be recognized internationally for Environmental Geophysical research. We are searching for individuals who are outstanding scholars with cross-cutting research concepts. The tenure-track professorship is expected to strengthen cooperation between the Faculty’s key research areas Earth and Environment. Teaching tasks have to be accomplished, inter alia, in the International Joint Master „Physics of the Earth (Geophysics)”.

How to apply

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution; as a general rule, applicants must have gained research experience outside the University of Vienna for a total of at least two years during or after their doctoral studies
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups, willingness to acquire third-party funding
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept. Candidates are expected to be willing to teach students at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote junior colleagues
    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.