Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Civil Law

Country: Austria;

City: Vienna

Vacancy added: 20.04.2018

Employer: The University of Vienna

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

For whom: For lecturers;

Resumes due: 31.05.2018


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The appointment of researchers with high potential to the announced positions is an important strategy of the University of Vienna. Become part of this vibrant and future-oriented organisation.

At the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna the position of a

Tenure-Track Professorship
for the field of
Civil Law

 (full-time position) is to be filled.

The applicant

a)      has outstanding scientific achievements in Austrian Civil Law, especially in the key research focus of the Law Faculty,
b)      intends a habilitation in Civil Law,
c)       teaching experience
d)      is interested in interdisciplinary work.

Main research field:                Law / 5050
Special research field:             Civil Law / 505031

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
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept 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
  • Practical experience in the field of tax law is welcome

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 organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

Job description:

The announced position is an academic tenure-track professorship position. Within two years’ time, the University will offer a qualification agreement if the academic performance suggests that the required high qualification can be reached. With the conclusion of the qualification agreement, the employee will be allocated to the group of “Assistant Professors”. If the qualification is achieved according to the agreement, employment, which originally has a six-year duration, will be continued for an indefinite period as an “Associate Professor”.
Via a further competitive procedure as stipulated in the University’s Statutes, associate professors can be directly promoted to full professor.
If the qualification goals are not achieved, the employment will end upon expiry of the contract term.

We offer:

  • the opportunity for a long-time career track (initial classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff: section 48, job group B1, lit. b)
  • 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

The University of Vienna pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/en). 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.

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