Tenure-Track Postion for Public Law with a focus on IT Law

In accordance with the collective agreement for employees, the “Institute for Administrative Law and Administrative Theory” at the Faculty of Law announces an opening for a Tenure Track position “Public Law with a focus on IT Law” at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. The candidate must hold a Doctorate/PhD degree.

Under the collective agreement for university employees and in accordance with the Austrian Universities Act, the Institute for Administrative Law and Administrative Theory at the Law Faculty at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces an opening for a limited six-year, tenure-track position. The candidate must hold a doctorate/PhD degree. The successful candidate will hold a second assignment at the JKU Linz’ LIT Law Lab. The successful candidate is expected to focus academically and scientifically on issues in public law associated with digitization and digital transformation.

The position is aimed at highly qualified junior researchers who specialize and hold a doctore/Ph.D. in a field corresponding to the topics in the area of Public Law with a focus on IT Law. The position includes an optional qualification agreement that – upon the successful completion as outlined in the agreement – may result in a permanent position as an Associate Professor (§ 99 Sec 5 and 6 of the Austrian Universities Act).

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Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Mayrhofer
+43 732 2468 1860

Employment Terms

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

Application Deadline

July 7, 2019

The candidate should be professionally active in a legal field in accordance with his/her doctorate/Ph.D. degree, preferably with reference to position as outlined above. In addition, he/she should have some knowledge and expertise in the field of computer sciences and, ideally, knowledge of computer science tools and methods in law. The detailed job description is available at: The job profile contains information about the strategic positioning in the area of research, the expected scope of contributions to the academic degree program, and other job-specific requirements.

The minimum annual gross salary in accordance with the collective agreement is € 53.254,60. Once the (potential) qualification agreement has been signed, the minimum annual gross salary will be € 62.977,60.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Mayrhofer, T +43 732 2468 1860, e-mail:  

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.

In compliance with the three-week application period, prospective candidates are invited to submit their application to the Rector of Johannes Kepler University by no later than July 7, 2019. We look forward to electronically receiving your application in German via:

Please attach the following documents to your application: Cover letter, including a letter of intent in particular, outline your suitability for the position and your research interests, current curriculum vitae, list of publications, doctoral dissertation and three publications you consider most important (full text, PDF), description of previous teaching and lecturing activities, including any available student evaluation results, description of previous professional activities related to the content as outlined above.