Full Professor of Mineralogy and Crystallography

The Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy of the University of Vienna announces the position of a Full Professor of Mineralogy and Crystallography (full-time, permanent position under private law). The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

Applicants should provide outstanding research leadership in the areas of mineralogy, mineralogical crystallography, crystal chemistry, and crystal structure research. The successful candidate is expected to cooperate closely with other earth science as well as physically or chemically orientated chairs of the Faculty and University, especially with the professorship in Mineralogy and Spectroscopy.

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.

The University of Vienna offers

  • Attractive terms and conditions of employment with a negotiable and performance-related salary, associated with a retirement fund
  • A "start-up package" for the initiation of research projects
  • An attractive and dynamic research location in a city with a high quality of life and in a country with excellent research funding provision
  • Support for relocation to Vienna, where appropriate
  • Candidates should send an application containing at least the following documents

Academic curriculum vitae

  • Brief description of current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
  • List of publications together with
    • a) specification of five key publications judged by the applicant to be particularly relevant to the advertised professorship together with an explanation of their relevance
    • b) PDF versions of these five publications provided either as email attachments or through URLs of downloadable copies (PDF versions of monographs need only be provided if easily available.)
  • List of talks given, including detailed information about invited plenaries at international conferences
  • List of projects supported by third-party funds
  • Short survey of previous academic teaching and list of supervised PhD theses
Applications in English should be submitted by email (preferably as PDF attachments) to the Dean's office of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy of the University of Vienna, , Althanstraße 14, A- 1090 Wien, no later than June 12th, 2009 with reference 5/I/1-09.


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