University of Klagenfurt: Assistant professor (post-doc)

The University of Klagenfurt, with approximately 1,500 employees and over 12,000 students, is located in the Alps-Adriatic region and consistently achieves excellent placements in rankings. The
motto “per aspera ad astra” underscores our firm commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all activities in research, teaching and university management. The principles of equality, diversity, health, sustainability and compatibility of work and family life serve as the foundation for our work at the university.

The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce the following open position at the Department of Geography and Regional Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences with an expected starting date of September 1st, 2024:

Assistant professor (post-doc), non-tenure track (all genders welcome)

Level of employment: 100 % (40 hours/week)
Minimum salary: € 66,532.20 gross per year; classification according to collective agreement: B 1 lit. b
Limited to: 6 years
Application deadline: July 10th, 2024
Reference code: 362/24


Tasks and responsibilities:
• Independent academic research with the aim of developing your own research profile
• Independent teaching in the field of economic geography and methods as well as further development of the department’s study programmes
• Participation in the acquisition and organisation of third-party funded projects and publication activities
• Assistance with administrative and organisational tasks of the department of Geography and Regional Studies
• Supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s theses and conducting examinations

Prerequisites for the appointment:
• Very good doctorate/PhD in economic geography or a related discipline from a domestic or foreign higher education institution
• Publications in scientific journals
• Profound knowledge of methods
• Experience in the international research community (e.g. international publications, projects, conference participation)
• A proven team player
• Very good knowledge of English

Additional desired qualifications:
• Research focus in industrial dynamics, especially in relation to digitalisation, or sustainability transitions
• Previous experience in the implementation of projects and the acquisition of third-party funds
• Previous didactic experience
• German language skills

Our offer:
The employment contract is concluded with a starting salary of € 4,752.30 gross per month (14 times a year; previous experience deemed relevant to the job can be recognized in accordance
with the collective agreement).

The University of Klagenfurt also offers:
• Personal and professional development programmes, management and career coaching
• Numerous attractive additional benefits, see
• Diversity and family-friendly university culture
• Living and working in the attractive Alps-Adriatic region with a wide range of leisure activities in the areas of culture, nature and sport

The application:
If you are interested in this position, please apply in German or English providing the following documents:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vitae
• Certificates / Confirmations
• Writing sample (e.g. PhD thesis or publication)
• Publication list
• Research statement (maximum 3 pages)

The position is advertised without the possibility of concluding a qualification agreement. To apply, please select the position with the reference code 362/24 in the category “Scientific Staff” using the link “Apply for this position” in the job portal at

Candidates must furnish proof that they meet the required qualifications by July 10th, 2024 at the latest.

For further information on this specific vacancy, please contact Max-Peter Menzel ( General information about the university as an employer can be found at At the University of Klagenfurt, recruitment and staff matters are accompanied not only by the authority responsible for the recruitment procedure but also by the Equal Opportunities Working Group and, if necessary, by the Representative for Disabled Persons. The University of Klagenfurt places great value on anti-discrimination, equal opportunities and diversity as part of its personnel policy.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases, who fulfil the requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded.

Translations into other languages shall serve informational purposes only. Solely the version advertised in the University Bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt) shall be legally binding.