Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Oct 2021

Start date/duration
  • 01.03.2022
  • for 6 years, possibility of a qualification agreement

Job profile:

In this position you will have the opportunity to carry out high level research and to specialise in a particular field. You will hold your own lectures, tutor students and participate in administration. During the first year of employment it is possible to conclude a 'qualification agreement' which is the core part of a University career position. If the terms of the qualification agreement are fullfilled it will lead to a continuous career at the University, resulting in the position of a Associate Professor and a permanent employment.  Main tasks: Research in the field of contemporary Russian and foreign language education, (especially Russian); realisation of a postdoctoral research project at habilitation level (professorial thesis); publications and lectures on an international level; acquisition of third-party funding; teaching in the BA and MA programmes at the department of Slavonic Studies as well as at the department of language teacher education (language-specific, i.e. Russian, and cross-language teacher training courses); participation in academic self-management; administrative tasks; activities related to the Austrian school and education system; Required qualifications: Master's degree in a relevant field of study or teacher education programme (or equivalent qualification); doctorate with distinction in the field of Russian or Slavonic linguistics, or foreign language education with focus on Russian; (the PhD thesis must be made accessible together with the application via a link or as a pdf);  additionally, a short description of the PhD thesis of 1-2 pages needs to be submitted; relevant academic achievements beyond the PhD thesis (publications, lectures); a clear focus in at least one of the two research areas, namely "Contemporary Russian" and "Teaching of Foreign Languages, especially Russian", respectively; submission of a research concept at habilitation level (professorial thesis) of 7-10 pages in one of the two research fields "Contemporary Russian" and "Teaching of Foreign Languages, especially Russian" or for a project that combines both; Teaching experience in at least one of the two subject areas "Russian/Slavonic linguistics" and "Language Education of Russian"; submission of a teaching concept of 3-5 pages; professional experience as a postdoc at a university or in another relevant occupational field of at least several months; Willingness to participate in the projects of the two departments and the relevant research networks of the University of Innsbruck; language skills in Russian (if not L1, then at least C1) and German (if not L1, then at least C1); Academic mobility experience; experience in third-party funding (acquisition, management); high communication and team skills, independent working style and organisational skills; Desired additional qualifications: Proof of very good didactic skills (e.g. through teaching evaluations or certificates); knowledge of one of the following languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish at least at level B2


We are looking forward to receiving your online application.

The full, legally binding call for application (in German) including the salary can be found here:

The University of Innsbruck is committed to raising the quota of female employees and therefore explicitly welcomes applications from qualified female scientists. In the case of female underrepresentation women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

In accordance with Austrian disability laws qualified people with special requirements are expressly encouraged to apply for jobs. For more information please contact the trusted representative for scientists with a disability at the University of Innsbruck, Dr. Adolf Sandbichler.

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