[GilbertClub] Tenure-track professorship in High-Mountain Geomorphology at Salzburg, Austria



The Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Salzburg in Austria is seeking candidates for a tenure-track professorship in High-Mountain Geomorphology.


We seek candidates at the forefront of research in earth surface dynamics in alpine regions, especially those who work to quantify surface response to climatic and/or land-use changes.


Salzburg is a great place to do science, with young and thriving community focusing on Earth Surface Dynamics across the department of Geography and Geology, and an excellent place to live.


Please find additional information on the position below and on:




Feel free to contact me (andreas.lang@sbg.ac.at) with any questions.


Best wishes, Andreas


Job particulars (English)

Tenure-track professorship in High-Mountain Geomorphology

Job opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship at the Fachbereich Geography and Geology. Initially the post is fixed term for 6 years. Gross minimum salary is € 3.546,00 (14× annually) and € 4.193,50 (14× annually) after
agreement of the qualification contract (within the first 2 years). Tenure is granted maximum 4 years after signing the qualification contract if the targets agreed have been fulfilled (usually constituting a Habilitation by papers, research proposals, teaching
and administrative tasks, as well as community service).

·       Start Date: 1. March 2016

·       initially 6 years fixed term; permanency after fulfilment of the qualification contract

·       Working hours: 40 per week





Habilitation or other agreed qualification targets; independent research; independent teaching (4 hours per week during term time); contribution to administration, teaching and research across the department; the post holder will be the in
charge of organising and delivering the ‘Applied Geomorphology and Alpine Natural Hazards’ stream within the Geography MSc programme. Teaching language is German (an initial two year transition period may be granted for non-native speakers).




Essential: PhD in Physical Geography or Geology; publications in top international journals, teaching experience at BSc and MSc level; Research experience at Postdoctoral level in high-mountain geomorphology.


Desirable: Extensive experience in field-based geomorphological Research in high mountain regions including mapping, shallow sub-surface geophysical exploration, laser-scanning as
well as GIS-based data analyses and modelling as well as geomorphological/sedimentological lab techniques.

Additionally, experience in research income generation, MSc & PhD student supervision and University administration will be beneficial; Experience with organising and running scientific meetings and contributions to national and international
research organisations and learned societies will be considered.


The successful individual will be a dynamic and highly motivated independent researcher, and a great communicator. She or he will be open for cooperation across the Fachbereich and the University.



Besides CV and publication list the application should include a list of planned research and teaching fort he next five years as well as names and contact details of three referees. Please address your application to the Rektor, Univ.-Prof.
Dr. Heinrich Schmidinger, and send it to Personalabteilung, Kapitelgasse 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria.


For further information please feel free to contact Andreas Lang (andreas.lang@sbg.ac.at)

Die Paris Lodron-Universität Salzburg strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils beim wissenschaftlichen und beim allgemeinen Universitätspersonal insbesondere in Leitungsfunktionen an und fordert daher qualifizierte Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Bei gleicher
Qualifikation werden Frauen vorrangig aufgenommen.

Personen mit Behinderungen oder chronischen Erkrankungen, die die geforderten Qualifikationskriterien erfüllen, werden ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung aufgefordert. Informationen erhalten Sie unter der Telefonnummer +43/662/8044-2465 sowie unter disability@sbg.ac.at.

Leider können die Reise- und Aufenthaltskosten, die aus Anlass des Aufnahmeverfahrens entstehen, nicht vergütet werden.

Die Aufnahmen erfolgen nach den Bestimmungen des Universitätsgesetzes 2002 (UG) und des Angestelltengesetzes.


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