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Professorship in Mathematical Methods in Medicine and Life Sciences

In compliance with § 94 Sec. 2 para. 1 of Austrian Universities Act, the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University Linz is announcing a tenured faculty opening for a Professor of Mathematical Methods in Medicine and Life Sciences

The Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for a position as a

Professor for
Mathematical Methods in Medicine and Life Sciences


to begin immediately. The appointment will be in accordance with § 98 of the Universities Act. An evaluation will follow after a four-year period. The successful candidate will be expected to lead and manage the Institute of Knowledge-based Mathematical Systems.

The successful candidate is expected to focus on a research topic in a current field of mathematical methods in medicine and life sciences taking mathematical modeling, analysis, and the simulation of problems in medicine and life sciences into account. Desired, but not required, is experience in cooperation with scientists in the field of life sciences and/or physicians.
Furthermore, the successful candidate will take part in at least one field of excellence in mathematics and areas of development at the JKU as well as work together with the “Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM)”.
RICAM currently intends to create a working group on the development and analysis of mathematical methods for solving problems in medicine and life sciences. RICAM also internds to offer the group leader position to the successful candidate.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and teaching in collaboration with Faculty of Medicine at the JKU.
Participation in teaching in all degree programs in Mathematics (Bachelor‘s/Master‘s/Doctorate and teacher education studies) in German and English in all areas of Applied Mathematics as well as participation in service courses is required. Non-German speaking applicants may hold courses in English during the first two years.
The successful candidate will be expected to independently fulfill administrative duties.
Requirements for the position include having a doctorate degree and post-doctorate degree (venia docendi) or a comparable (internationally recognized) post-doctorate degree in mathematics.

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 Linz 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 assignment. 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 (including an application form and current CV) in adherence to the stated criteria in the job profile, together with the requested documentation to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz (bewerbung@jku.at) by September 25, 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.