Professor for Psychology with a focus on Applied Psychology

In accordance with § 94 Sec. 2 subpara. 1 of the Austrian Universities Act, the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics & Business at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces a tenured faculty opening for a University Professor for Psychology with a focus on Applied Psychology

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

Professor for Psychology with a focus on Applied Psychology

to begin immediately. The appointment is in accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities Act. A faculty performance review will be conducted after a 5-year period.

In the area of research, the successful candidate will be expected to represent the research area of psychology with a focus on applied psychology at an international level and with reference to real-world practices. While the substantive focus with regard to applied psychology has been deliberately kept broad and un-predetermined, it should not, however be in the department’s additional developmental fields of education and/or clinical psychology. The potential to extend the professorship position beyond established connections to one or more base-knowledge subject areas in psychology (i.e. methods, differential psychology, general psychology, etc.) and/or to subject areas in didactics in psychology is not required, but desired and would be an advantage. Quantitative empirical research methods as well as open science approaches in particular should be applied.

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Univ. Prof.
Dr. Bernad Batinic
+43 732 2468 7270

terms of employment

permanent position
(§ 98 UG)

application deadline

May 5, 2021

submit application here

We are looking for a candidate who has an international reputation in regard to research. The candidate is expected to possess experience in successfully acquiring and implementing externally funded projects. Corresponding teaching and educational experience as well as proof of didactic skills (i.e. as demonstrated by course evaluations, courses held in English) are also required. The successful candidate is expected to pursue research connectivity with other professors in the subject area of Education and Psychology. The professorship position is expected to play a significant role in the teacher education program "Psychology and Philosophy" and the successful candidate is expected to assume coordination responsibilities on behalf of the JKU ("Cluster Mitte" =Central Cluster). The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the Master's degree program in Psychology (focus: Technology and Business).

The successful candidate will be expected to represented and further develop the academic subject area in teaching and research. See: for a detailed description of the job profile.

Applicants for the position must hold a venia docendi (habilitation degree) or comparable, internationally recognized academic qualifications.

An annual gross salary above the minimum amount of € 74,503.80 as stated in the collective agreement will be voluntarily offered.

If you have any questions, please contact Univ. Prof. Dr. Bernad Batinic, P +43 732 2468 7270, E-mail:

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of female academic faculty 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 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 at: by May 5, 2021. 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.