University Professor of Aquatic Biogeochemistry

based at the Institute of Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Innsbruck, Austria.

The Faculty of Biology of the University of Innsbruck seeks an outstanding scientist in the field of Freshwater Biogeochemistry. The position will be based on a permanent full-time civil-law employment contract with the University according to the §98 University law 2002.


The main responsability of the selected candidate will be to establish a research program in the area of Aquatic Biogeochemistry. In particular, the position includes the following tasks:

  • Representing the area of "Aquatic Biogeochemistry" in research and teaching
  • Participating in the University's research focus "Alpine Space-Man and Environment" (
  • Teaching in the degree programs of the Faculty of Biology
  • Supervising research theses
  • Acquiring extra-mural funding
  • Participating in academic self-governance.


  • a pertinent degree in higher education
  • a pertinent habilitation or equivalent teaching qualification
  • publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals
  • track-record in biogeochemistry research of freshwater ecosystems. Here, an innovative research approach that links aquatic and terrestrial biogeochemistry is desirable.
  • integration in the international research community
  • interdisciplinary research in Aquatic Ecology
  • professional work experience abroad
  • demonstrated teaching experience and didactic abilities
  • experience in acquisition of extra-mural funding
  • qualification in leadership and management skills

The University of Innsbruck intends to increase the number of women, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore especially encourages applications from women. Among equally qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration.

Applications should include:

  • motivation letter,
  • curriculum vitae (including ResearcherID, describing the professional and scientific career,
  • full list of publications, lectures and other scientific output as well as pdfs of the five most important publications to be particularly relevant to the advertised professorship together with an explanation of their relevance
  • list of talks given, including detailed information about invited plenaries at international conferences
  • description of self-acquired funds,
  • description of completed and current research (max. 2 pages),
  • concept of intended research and teaching (including concepts and preferred methods used).

All documents have to be submitted in digital form (by e-mail, one file in pdf-format) to the Faculty Service Office of the University of Innsbruck, Technikerstraße 17, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria ( The deadline will be: 25 April 2018

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posted: 26 February 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.