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Professor for Sustainable Transportation Logistics with a focus on the Physical Internet

In compliance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities Act, the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics & Business at the Johannes Kepler University Linz is announcing a tenured faculty opening for a university professor for Sustainable Transportation Logistics (“Physical Internet”)

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics & Business at the Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for a full-time, tenured faculty position as a

Professor for
Sustainable Transportation Logistics with a focus on “Physical Internet”

to begin immediately. The successful candidate is expected to support the development and expansion of research in the field of the “Physical Internet” at the Johannes Kepler University and will represent this field in research and teaching in all of its sub-areas. Research activities will focus on the future-oriented design of a logistical flow of goods and using the Physical Internet to strive for a sustainable, positive economic, ecological, and socially relevant impact. Accordingly, the successful candidate will work equally on conducting application-oriented and base-knowledge research in both logistical and computer science-related research topics. In the field of teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a new area of specialization in conjunction with existing courses already offered at the Johannes Kepler University. The successful candidate will also be willing to independently address and carry out administrative tasks at the university/department as well as actively take part in academic committees.

The successful candidate must (a) hold a post-doctorate (venia docendi) degree or a comparable post-doctorate degree, preferably with a focus on transportation logistics and/or computer science, (b) demonstrate past experience in conducting base-knowledge research with a focus on logistics and/or computer sciences, (c) possess experience in academia and teaching at all levels, (d) submit a list of publications on an international level and a list of all academic lectures, presentations, etc., (e) show professional relationships with companies and industries demonstrated through ongoing projects in collaboration with companies, (f) show experience in acquiring external funding, and (g) show international experience and professional contacts. In addition to the key qualifications as cited above, the successful candidate is expected to possess a strong social skill set.

For more information, please contact Univ. Prof. Dr. Ewald Aschauer, Ph.: +43 (732) 2468 5911, e-mail: ewald.aschauer(/\t)

The annual gross salary is €90,000 to €110,000; the actual net income amount can only be negotiated with the Rector.
The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty members and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position.

The applicant may not have been previously employed at an Austrian university since 2013. Prospective applicants interested in the position are requested to electronically send an application in adherence to the stated criteria, together with the requested documentation (including all relevant documents, application form, current CV, list of publications, and a list of all courses taught, etc.) to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University of Linz ( by August 31, 2017. If documents cannot be sent electronically, they are to be sent in triplet copy and should arrive at the Rector’s office no later than one week after the end of the application deadline.