Full professor Politics of the European Union

University of Salzburg
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June 26, 2019
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GZ B 0014/1-2019
The Paris Lodron-University of Salzburg, Austria, invites applications for a permanent position as full professor in Politics of the European Union at the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS) and the Department of Political Science and Sociology.

The position is jointly attached to the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS) – an interdisciplinary research center focusing on the study of European integration - and the Department of Political Science and Sociology. The position seeks to reinforce the University’s profile as a hub for internationally-oriented and methodologically cutting-edge political science scholarship. Candidates should have an internationally recognized scholarly profile for research on the European Union. A research agenda that relates to the current offering of SCEUS and the department of political science substantively and methodologically, and complements existing scientific expertise, is also expected. Willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation with other SCEUS disciplines in law and economics is an asset. In addition to scientific excellence, experience in the acquisition of and a willingness to pursue third party funding is expected.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching and supervision in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs at both the SCEUS as well as the Department of Political Science and Sociology (e.g., Master European Union Studies, SCEUS doctoral program, department of political science course offering). Willingness to participate in the Bachelor program Philosophy, Politics and Economics is an asset.

Essential Qualifications:
1. an academic qualification compatible with the advertised position (doctoral degree);
2. the qualification to teach at university level (venia docendi or equivalent qualification);
3. a proven record of outstanding research (i.e. publication record in high ranking peer-reviewed journals);
4. pedagogical and didactical skills;
5. the skills to lead and organize an academic unit;
6. embeddedness in the international research community and international visibility;
7. good command of German and English.

Furthermore, the following requisites are expected:
1. participation in and the further development of research and teaching cooperation programs at the Paris Lodron-University Salzburg;
2. willingness to participate in university administration;
3. experience in state-of-the-art academic management and third-party funding;
4. commitment to teamwork and social competence;
5. willingness and qualification to assume leadership positions;
6. ability to teach and supervise students in English or in an additional foreign language.

The term of appointment is unlimited and full-time in accordance with the provisions of the University Law 2002 and the Employment Law, as well as those of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Employees of Universities/Category A1. Compensation beyond the minimum salary under the Collective Bargaining Agreement of € 5.130,20 (gross 14 x p.a.) is envisaged.

The University of Salzburg is committed to increasing the share of women in research and teaching positions and therefore explicitly encourages female candidates to apply. Applications from female candidates will be preferentially considered if equally qualified. Qualified applicants with any impairment or with chronic diseases are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Further details can be found on the web site of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg www.uni-salzburg.at under the heading career and jobs.

How to Apply

Applications including a CV, list of publications and courses offered, teaching evaluations, didactic certificates, overview of research projects as well as statements of intended research and teaching goals must be addressed to the rector of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schmidinger, and sent by email to bewerbung@sbg.ac.at. Applications must be received by 26 June 2019.