The Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy of the University of Vienna announces the position of a Full Professor of Palaeoecosystems. The University of Vienna aims at strengthening its position as a major research-oriented university. Key elements of this strategy include the provision of an attractive range of research-based study programmes, support for furthering the work of junior academic colleagues, and high-calibre professorial appointments.
The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching and will provide academic leadership to the Department. The appointee should have a strong taxonomic experience and use and/or combine systematics, historical biogeography, interaction of organisms and palaeoecology. We seek an outstanding appointee with an established research program and teaching interests that compliment departmental strengths in the related field of Earth Sciences and Palaeobiology. The main duties of the successful candidate will be to develop an active and focussed research program that is supported by external funding, to co-operate within the Department as well as with colleagues at the Center for Earth Sciences and the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna and to teach Undergraduate and Graduate courses.
Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution. (Austrian or equivalent international academic degree in the relevant field)
Outstanding research and publication record, with an excellent reputation as an active member in the international academic community ¬(Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international qualification in the relevant field is desirable)
Experience in designing, procuring and directing major research projects, and willingness and ability to assume the responsibility of team leadership
Experience in university teaching, and willingness and ability to teach at all curricular levels, to supervise theses, and to further the work of junior academic colleagues
The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in Bachelor programmes and participation in committees
Applications in English should be submitted per e-mail (preferably as pdf attachments) to the Dean¹s Office of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, Althanstraße 14, A- 1090 Wien,
(firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than June 10th, 2011 with reference number DKZ 5/I/1-11. Further information can be provided by the Dean Prof. Dr. Heinz Fassmann (email@example.com).