University Professor of Austrian Politics in the European Context

University Professor of Austrian Politics in the European Context

University of Vienna


Deadline: Wed, 29 Sep 2021



Job Description

The professorship focuses on actors, processes, politics, and policies of the Austrian political system in the context of the European Union and its neighbouring countries. The successful candidate’s work includes the analysis of new challenges and developments such as international migration, pandemics, and illiberal trends, which challenge traditional notions of citizenship, participation, democratic legitimacy, and representation. In addition to thematic focus areas, introductory and in-depth teaching on the political systems of Austria and the EU is to be covered.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/Ph.D. 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.

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. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organizational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

We offer:

  • a negotiable and attractive salary (classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff, allocation to job group A1; section 98 of the Universities Act 2002); the salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the previous career development and the current income situation;
  • in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension fund to its employees;
  • a “start-up package”, in particular for the initiation of research projects;
  • a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions;
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life;
  • comprehensive advice and support in relation to finding an accommodation, change of schools and dual career;
  • a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions.

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

Applications in English should be submitted by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Hajo Boomgaarden, PhD, Rooseveltplatz 2, A-1090 Vienna (

Reference no.: 490-48

The application deadline is 29 September 2021.