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Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck - Department of Political Science

Location: Innsbruck - Austria
Salary: initial salary of 4062 Euro p.m. (2022)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd November 2022
Closes: 7th December 2022
Job Ref: POSO-13090

Start date/duration:

  • from 01.03.2023
  • for 6 years, possibility of a qualification agreement

Administrative unit:

  • Department of Political Science

Extent of employment:

  • 40 hours per week

Job Description:

Assistant Professor (full time, 6 years, with tenure-track option), Department of Political Science, starting on 1 March 2023. Main task:

  • Independent research on political science issues of European economic, monetary and fiscal policy, on pertinent questions of integration theory, European policy-making and coordination in the EU member states, as well as on interregional cooperation;
  • independent teaching of courses, holding of examinations and supervising of theses in the political science study programs of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences;
  • active participation within the university’s research focus area Economy, Politics and Society (EPoS), the research platform Center Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Innsbruck and/or other research platforms and focuses of the University of Innsbruck;
  • active participation in national and international professional networks in the field of political science (e.g. ÖGPW, ECPR, EPSA);
  • activities within the framework of academic self-administration.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in political science or related disciplines;
  • excellent knowledge of European economic, monetary and fiscal policy and member state European policy-making at the level of parliaments, governments or administrations, as well as political science research designs and methods, as evidenced by publications; ability to independently research integration-theoretical questions on the policy fields listed above; proven by publications in publication bodies with (double-blind) review procedures and listing in the Web of Science;
  • experience in the application for and the implementation of third-party-funded projects;
  • proven experience in policy-oriented research and consultancy;
  • relevant scientific achievements beyond the dissertation/PhD;
  • several months of relevant professional experience after the dissertation/PhD;
  • experience in post-graduate academic mobility;
  • teaching competence demonstrated through teaching evaluations;
  • social competence; advanced (C1) knowledge of English and German (or willingness to be able to teach in German after five years at the latest);
  • a comprehensive research and teaching concept must be enclosed with the application; the application must include the names and contact details of at least two referees

Tenure-Track model:

The vacant post offers a continuous scientific career up to an associate professor. A key component of this tenure track model is the so called "Qualifizierungsvereinbarung" (qualification agreement). This agreement shall be concluded as the case may be at the latest one year after being employed. More information: https://www.uibk.ac.at/forschung/qualifizierungsvereinbarung.

Salary:

An initial salary of € 4.062 p.m.* shall be offered for this position. In the following, the conclusion of the qualification agreement will entitle to an increased salary of € 4.599,60 p.m.* and the fulfilment of the agreed qualification objectives will entitle to an increased salary of € 4.987,20 p.m.*. All mentioned salaries are monthly gross salaries, paid 14 times p.a. Furthermore, the university has numerous attractive offers (https://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/index.html.en).

*as of 2022

Application:

We are looking forward to receiving your online application by 07.12.2022.

The University of Innsbruck emphasizes equal opportunities and diversity in its personnel policy.

The University of Innsbruck strives to increase the percentage of women and thus expressly encourages women to apply. This is particularely true for leading positions and scientific job offers. In case of underrepresentation women with the same qualifications will be given priority.

Following Austrian disability legislation, qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

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