Professor of Theoretical Physics.

In accordance with § 99 Sec. 1 of the Austrian Universities Act, the Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces a faculty opening for a University Professor for Theoretical Physics

The Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for a full-time, temporary (five-year) professorship position for a Professor for Theoretical Physics to begin immediately.

The successful candidate will be expected to represent and further develop teaching and research in the academic area of “Theoretical Physics”.

Teaching includes the full breadth and spectrum of theoretical physics covered in both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. In the area of research, the successful candidate should constructively expand on the current spectrum consisting of many-particle theory and theoretical biophysics. Conceivable ideas include, for example, computational material design and/or quantum chemistry

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • demonstrate proven experience teaching Theoretical Physics
  • have a venia docendi (“Habilitation”) or a comparable post-doctorate qualification in Theoretical Physics

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Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Renger
+43 732 2468 5151

terms of employment

five-year position
(§ 99 UG)

application deadline

April 3, 2019

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The successful candidate is expected to assume administrative tasks and duties and exercise independent administration at the university. In addition to key professional qualifications, the successful candidate should also possess a strong social skill set.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Renger, +43 732 2468 5151,

The annual gross minimum salary as stated in the collected agreement of 2018 is € 70,071.40; any gross salary negotiations are subject to the Rector.

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 (application form, current CV, teaching and research concept, list of publications, list of courses held) to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz ( by April 3, 2019. The application form is available in the info box. 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.