Professor for Health Psychology

In accordance with § 94 Sec. 1 subpara. 1 of the Austrian Universities Act, the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics & Business at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces a faculty opening for a University Professor for Health Psychology.

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics & Business at the Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for a full-time professorship position for a Professor of Health Psychology to begin immediately. The appointment is in accordance with § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act. A faculty performance review will be conducted after a five-year period.

As part of the academic area of Psychology, the successful candidate will be expected to represent the academic area of Health Psychology, with a strong focus on technology and/or economics in research and teaching. We are looking for a candidate who has documented international expertise in the field and in at least one of the above-mentioned focus areas. The successful candidate should have experience in acquiring external funding and implementing external projects. The candidate should have professional educational experience and show proof of didactic skills (i.e. through course evaluations, courses held in English). The applicant’s research should be compatible with the research activities of other professors at the Institute of Education and Psychology. The successful candidate is expected to actively take part in the new Master’s degree program in Psychology beginning in Winter Semester 2019/2020 (focus: Technology and Economy).

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Univ. Prof. Dr.
Bernad Batinic
+43 (0)732 2468 7270

terms of employment

permanent position
(§ 98 UG)

application deadline

September 11, 2019

submit application here

The successful candidate will be expected to represent and further develop the academic area in teaching and research. Detailed requirements for the position are outlined a job profile available online at:

The successful candidate should hold a post-doctorate (Habilitation) in Psychology or comparable, internationally recognized academic qualifications.

An annual gross minimum salary of € 71,822.80 as stated in the collected agreement will be voluntarily offered.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernad Batinic (+43 (732) 2468 7270,

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes and encourages applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants who have 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 (i.e. current CV) to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University by September 11, 2019. Submit an application form with requested documents via: If documents cannot be sent electronically, they are to be sent in quintuplet copy and should arrive at the Rector’s office no later than one week after the end of the application deadline.