Tenure-Track Postion for Machinery and Plant Engineering Design.

In accordance with the Collective Agreement for university employees, the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces an opening for a Tenure Track position “Machinery and Plant Engineering Design” at the Institute of Structural Lightweight Design at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences. The candidate must hold a Doctorate/PhD degree.

In accordance with the Collective Agreement for employees and the Universities Act, the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces an opening for a full-time (40 h/week), six-year Tenure Track position at the Institute of Structural Lightweight Design. The candidate must hold a Doctorate/PhD degree.

The position is aiming at highly qualified junior researchers who specialize and hold a Doctorate/PhD. in a field that complies with the position’s dedication “machinery and plant engineering design”. The position includes the possibility of a qualification agreement that may lead to a permanent position as Associate Professor (§ 99 Sec. 5 and 6 of the Universities Act), given the successful completion of the requirements stated in the agreement.

The successful candidate should have an outstanding academic track record after the Doctorate/Ph.D., show excellence in academic publishing, and possess outstanding university-level teaching experience. Please see the detailed job description for information about the position’s strategic research orientation and focus, the type of research expected, the teaching requirements, the required practical experience, the most significant qualification objectives to be met as part of the position, essential information about the existing research infrastructure, as well as other position-specific requirements in the info box.

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Prof. Martin Schagerl
P +43 732 2468 6661

Employment Terms

Initially limited to a 6-year period; prospect of a permanent position (§ 99 Austrian Universities Act)

Application Deadline

March 13, 2019

The minimum salary in accordance with the Collective Agreement is EUR 53,254.60 gross per year. The annual salary will rise after signing the qualification agreement to EUR 62,977.60 gross.

For further information, please contact Univ.-Prof. DI.Dr. Martin Schagerl (; Tel: +43 732 2468 6661).

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 position. The university welcomes applications from qualified candidates with physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

In compliance with a three-week application period, prospective candidates interested in this multifaceted position are invited to submit their application to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University by March 13, 2019 at the latest. We look forward to electronically receiving your application submitted in German via

Please attach the following documents with your application: cover letter including an account of your intent and qualifications for the position, current CV, list of publications, the three publications you consider to be most relevant, list of all previously held courses and lectures (including evaluation results if available), list of former research projects and collaboration efforts, list of previous practical experiences related to your research and teaching activities, summary of planned projects and objectives in research and teaching.