Tenure Track Position in Atmospheric Turbulence
University of Innsbruck
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The Department of Atmospheric ‐ and Cryospheric Sciences (ACINN) in the Faculty for Geo‐ und Atmospheric Sciences at the Leopold‐Franzens University Innsbruck has a
Tenure Track Position in Atmospheric Turbulence
to fill at earliest convenience.
We seek an individual who pursues innovative and front‐end research in atmospheric turbulence and boundary layer processes with a focus on complex terrain. The successful candidate has a strong research record in turbulence modeling and experience in mountain meteorology.
The position is embedded in the Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences (ACINN) and will, if successful, develop its own research group within ACINN. Thematically, there is the potential for close collaboration with the Atmospheric Dynamics research group where earth‐atmosphere exchange processes over mountainous terrain is one of the research foci. The position if further embedded in the University’s Research Center ‘Climate – Cryosphere and Atmosphere’, which is part of the Research Area ‘Mountain Regions’ and hosts a Doctoral School ‘Mountain Climate and Environment’. Doctoral students with a focus on turbulence modeling may also be affiliated with the Research Center ‘High‐Performance Computing’ and the Doctoral School ‘Computational Interdisciplinary Modeling’.
- Development, lead and coordination of innovative research on atmospheric turbulence,
preferably with a focus on complex terrain;
- lead of the to‐be‐established research group;
- acquisition of external funding and scientific publications in leading journals;
- teaching of courses in the BSc, MSc and PhD programs taught at ACINN;
- supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students;
- academic administration.
- doctoral degree atmospheric sciences (or a related discipline) with an emphasis on mountain
meteorology and some years of post‐doc experience;
- profound experience in atmospheric turbulence and boundary layer processes (preferably in all
three domains, theoretical, experimental and numerical);
- excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills for team work;
- involvement in research projects and acquisition of competitive grants;
- fluency in English is required; knowledge of the German language is not strictly required for this
position, but the successful candidate will convincingly demonstrate her/his willingness to acquire
the basics (e.g., for teaching in the BSc program);
- research experience abroad
- teaching skills and experience with (co‐) supervising students
Format of the position
At the university of Innsbruck, a ’tenure track position‘ allows for a career up to a tenured full professor. The successful candidate will enter a temporary up‐to‐six‐year work contract in conjunction with a so‐called ’Qualification Agreement‘ according to §27 of the ‘Kollektivvertrag’ (Austrian Collective Labor Agreement for university personnel); (s)he starts their occupation at the rank of an Assistant Professor.
Once having reached the targets of the ‘Qualification Agreement’, the position will be tenured and the
holder of the position becomes an Associate Professor.
Eventually, a full professor position according to § 99 (4) of the ‘Universitätsgesetz’ (Austrian University Act of 2002) will be opened for which the Associate Professor can apply.
Please send your application no later than
Standort Innrain 52f
A‐6020 Innsbruck (fss‐firstname.lastname@example.org)
Leopold‐Franzens‐University Innsbruck seeks to increase the proportion of females in the faculty – so that applications from top qualified female scientists are especially encouraged. With equal qualification, female applicants will be given priority.
For this position a salary level A2 according to the ‘Kollektivvertrag’ (Austrian Collective Labor Agreement for university personnel) with minimum wage of € 4.666,30 /month (14 times) is foreseen. After fulfillment of the ‚Qualification Agreement‘, this rises to € 5.059,50.‐. Moreover, the university offers attractive additional benefits (see http://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/)
The application must at least contain a full CV including the career stages of the applicant; a list of publications and other outreach activities (like seminars, conferences, etc.); ongoing and completed research projects and a list of five most important works of the applicant. Also, a research plan and a teaching statement are expected as well as a draft for the goals, the applicant wants to reach in the framework of the ‘Qualification Agreement’ (these will be asked to detail in a potential hearing).
The application has to be submitted in digital form (e‐mail, etc.) and may be complemented by a paper submission.
A legally binding version of this opening (in German) can be found at
Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Mathias Rotach (email@example.com), the head of the department.
Up‐to‐date information on the state of the opening can be found at
Univ.‐Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann MÄRK
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