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Professorship in Politics and Social Policy

Announcement of a Tenured Faculty Opening at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in “Politics and Social Policy” in compliance with §94 para. 2 subpara. 1 2002 Universities Act)

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business at the Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for an employment position under private law for a

Professor of
Politics and Social Policy

to begin immediately. An evaluation will follow after a four-year period.

The Professor is to represent the field of Politics and Social Policy, in teaching and research, in all its facets. This means that he / she will be studying structural change in society, its consequences and, in particular, political and institutional means of managing these transformations and their consequences. The applicant should be engaged in theoretically oriented and empirically rigorous research of institutions and policy processes. He or she should also be familiar with the Austrian political system and welfare state

Applicants for the position must have a post-doctorate (venia docendi) degree (or comparable post-doctorate qualifications) in the advertised subject area

Comprehensive information about the position is available in a detailed job description. If you have any questions, please contact Univ. Prof. Margitta Mätzke, Ph.D., Ph. 0732/2468-7163, Email: margitta.maetzke(/\t)

A salary above the minimum amount as stated in the collective agreement will be voluntarily offered. Depending on the current position (present salary) the annual gross salary will be between €80,000 to € 100,000 (minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement plus voluntary additional payments).

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications from women. If applicants are equally qualified, women will be given preference for this appointment. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants with physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

Prospective applicants interested in the position are requested to electronically send a complete application in adherence to the stated criteria in the job profile, together with the requested documentation (current CV, short application, etc.) to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz ( by March 6, 2015. If documents cannot be sent electronically, they are to be sent in quintuplet copy (in the original) and should arrive at the Rector’s office no later than one week after the end of the application deadline.