Tenure-track professorship “Mountain Hydrology and Glaciology” at University of Graz (Austria)

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Tenure-track professorship “Mountain Hydrology and Glaciology” at University of Graz (Austria)

Schöner, Wolfgang (wolfgang.schoener@uni-graz.at)

Dear Cryolist members,


The University of Graz, Department of Geography and Regional Science, invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track Professor position in Mountain Hydrology and Glaciology.  A key task of the professorship is to establish a new research group for "Mountain Hydrology and Glaciology", in close cooperation with the working group "Climate Change in Mountain Regions" and as an interface with the working group "Alpine Landscape Dynamics". Furthermore, we expect collaboration of the successful candidate in the university research core area "Environment and Global Change" as well as in the Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI). The willingness for acquiring third-party funding and for publishing at international level is mandatory. The job holder will be in charge for developing appropriate tools in hydrology (measurements, modeling) at the institute as well as to teach in the field of physical geography with focus on hydrology/mountain hydrology. The incumbent will teach 4 SWS (i.e. weekly hours per semester) before reaching or 8 SWS after reaching the qualification targets. She/he has to supervise students (bachelor's/master's theses). Supervision of doctoral theses/PhDs is expected after a successful habilitation. We also expect your participation in the university self-administration.


With its 4,300 employees and 32,500 students, the University of Graz provides an exciting and varied work environment. Given our expertise in research and teaching, we are a central institution in Styria. The research core area "Environment and Global Change" at the University of Graz offers a very attractive research and teaching environment with leading international researchers coming from the faculties of social and economic sciences, natural sciences, environmental system sciences and the humanities. The Department of Geography and Regional Science contributes significantly to this research core area through studying climate change and its impacts, in particular in mountainous regions.


Essential professional qualifications

- Completed doctoral programme in natural sciences

- Demonstrated publishing and lecturing experience at international level (commensurate with academic age)

- Experiences in executing research projects

- Knowledge of hydrological/glaciological working methods

- Very good knowledge of English

- Willingness to develop a high level of competence for teaching in German language within the qualification period


Minimum salary

The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 50.772,40 gross per year or EUR 60.043,20 gross per year with qualificational agreement.


Application deadline: 21st June 2017

Reference number: KS/1/99 ex 2016/17


You can find a full description of the appointment using the link: <http://jobs.uni-graz.at/en/KS/1/99/3546>

For more information about University of Graz, visit <http://www.uni-graz.at/en/>

For more information about Department of Geography and Regional Science, visit <http://geographie.uni-graz.at/en/>


If you are interested, please submit your application documents in accordance with the general application guidelines (which can be found at <http://jobs.uni-graz.at/Auswahlverfahren-Laufbahnprofessuren>) within the deadline. Your application documents should include the reference number of the position and be sent by email to:

<[hidden email]>


Please pass on to anyone interested!


Best regards,




Dr. Wolfgang Schöner

Professor of Physical Geography

Department of Geography and Regional Science, University of Graz

P: +43 (0)316 380 – 8295, Email: [hidden email]    







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