Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Visiting Professor- University of Vienna

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. They 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"). The Faculty for Exploration 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.

Job Description:
The Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy are looking for a visiting professor for their 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

Duration of employment: 6 months
Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week

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

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