The Department of Geology at the Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences at the Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck seeks to fill a

Tenure-Track Position in Tectonics

at the earliest convenience.


The position holder will conduct independent research and teaching in the field of "Tectonics", with a focus on "Tectonics of orogenic belts", esp. in the area of combined field-related research and investigation of endogenic orogenic processes on geological timescales. The regional geological focus of the future position holder does not exclusively have to be in the Alps, however, it is expected that the successful candidate will also develop a regional focus on the Alps and its geodynamics.

Close cooperation with the other research groups of the Departments of Geology, and Mineralogy & Petrography, especially within the Research Centre Geogene Dynamics - Geomaterials, is expected, as well as an active participation in the faculty-spanning Research Area "Mountain Regions".

Teaching comprises the (co-)supervision of courses in all curricula of Earth Sciences at the Faculty of Earth- and Atmospheric Sciences (Bachelor, Master, PhD) as well as the supervision of students including (co-)supervision of Bachelor-, Master-, and (after successful habilitation or equivalent qualification) PhD theses.

The future post holder will train and participate in areas of academic self-administration. Also desired is a dedication to science communication.

Employment Requirements include

  • Completed doctoral degree in Earth Sciences or a related discipline;
  • Proven competence in field-based structural geological research and investigation of endogenic orogenic processes;
  • Post-doc experience and/or relevant professional experience;
  • Independent scientific output beyond the PhD, documented by publications in leading international peer reviewed journals;
  • Involvement in international research;
  • Involvement in research projects and in the acquisition of competitive grants;
  • Engagement in teaching and experience with (co-) supervising students;
  • Teamwork and communication skills;
  • Organizational and management skills.

Format of the Position

At the University of Innsbruck, a 'tenure-track position' enables the pursuit of a career up to tenured full professor.

The successful applicant will enter a six-year work contract on the basis of the 'Angestelltengesetz' (Employees Act; extent of employment: 100%) and at the same time conclude a 'Qualification Agreement' according to § 27 of the 'Kollektivvertrag' (Austrian Collective Labor Agreement for university personnel); (s)he will start her/his occupation at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Once the targets of the 'Qualification Agreement' are reached, the position will be tenured, thus promoting the holder of the position to Associate Professor. Subsequently, a full professor position according to § 99 (4) of the 'Universitätsgesetz' (Austrian University Act) will be opened, for which the Associate Professor is eligible to apply.

Applications must be received by 15.03.2023

at Universität Innsbruck Fakultäten Servicestelle Standort, Innrain 52f, A-6020 Innsbruck (

Hearings are expected to be held on June 22-23, 2023.

The University Innsbruck seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists in the faculty, hence applications from top-qualified female scientists are especially encouraged. Female applicants will be given priority in cases of equal qualification.

In line with the 'Kollektivvertrag' (Austrian Collective Labor Agreement for University Personnel) scientists who have entered a 'Qualification Agreement' are in remuneration group A2 with an initial wage of € 5.124,20 / month (14 times). After fulfillment of the Agreement, the salary rises to € 5.545,50 / month (14 times). Moreover, the university offers attractive additional benefits (see

The application must at least contain:

  • a full CV including the scientific and professional career stages;
  • ORCID or a similar personal identifier;
  • a list of scientific publications, talks and lectures as well as other relevant scientific activities;
  • description of completed, ongoing and planned research projects
  • Pdfs of the five most important works of the applicant;
  • a research concept and teaching concept;
  • a statement of the qualification goals which the applicant wishes to reach at this position. These are to be explained at the hearing and subsequently represent the starting point for the negotiation of the 'Qualification Agreement'.

The application must be submitted in digital form.

The full, authoritative text in German (published in the official bulletin of the University of 20.02.2023) can be found at

Up-to-date information on the state of the opening can be found at

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