University Professor of TECTONICS

The University of Innsbruck invites applications for the position of

University Professor of Tectonics

at the Institute of Geology at the Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences.

It is a position in accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities’ Act (Universitätsgesetz – UG) and will be based on a civil-law employment contract with the University on the basis of the Salaried Employees Act (Angestelltengesetz). The contract will be concluded for an unlimited period; the extent of employment is 100%.


The chair-holder is to represent the subject of tectonics both in research and teaching with a focus on tectonics of orogenic belts, esp. in the area of field-related research of endogenic orogenic processes.

The regional geological focus of the successful candidate does not have to be exclusively in the Alps, however, it is expected that this person will also develop a regional focus on the Alps and its geodynamics.  The successful candidate will seek close cooperation with the other research groups of the Institutes of Geology, and Mineralogy & Petrography, especially within the Research Centre Geodynamics – Geomaterials. Furthermore, the successful candidate will actively participate in the faculty-spanning Research Area “Mountain Regions”, and will lead and participate in national and international large-scale projects in the alpine realm.

In teaching, the successful candidate will cover structural geology, tectonics, and geodynamics, with a focus on field-based education as well the regional geology of orogens on all three levels of the study programs in Earth Sciences (BSc., MSc., PhD).

Personal involvement in academic administration, self-governance and science communication will form another essential duty.

Employment Requirements

  1. a doctoral degree in Earth Sciences (or a related discipline)
  2. pertinent habilitation or comparable qualification (e.g. senior lecturer, associate professor);
  3. regular publications in leading international peer-reviewed academic journals;
  4. proven competence in field-based structural geological research and investigation of endogenic orogenic processes;
  5. evidence of involvement in international research;
  6. research experience abroad;
  7. experience in acquiring and managing competitive external research funds;
  8. pronounced teaching skills and proven expertise in field-based structural geology teaching and the ability to develop this further in combination with new digital learning methods;
  9. management skills;
  10. fluency in English. Knowledge of the German language is not strictly required for this position, but the successful candidate will convincingly demonstrate a willingness to acquire the basics for teaching in the BSc programme;
  11. excellent organisational and communication skills.

Your application must have arrived by


at Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Fakultäten Servicestelle Standort

Innrain 52f, A-6020 Innsbruck (

The University of Innsbruck is committed to increasing the percentage of female employees, especially in leading positions, and therefore explicitly invites women to apply. In the case of equivalent qualifications, women will be given preference.

In line with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, professors are in remuneration group A 1, i.e., for a full-term professorship the basic salary is 5.321,70 Euro (14 times per year). Depending on qualification and experience, a higher salary and facilities may be negotiated with the Rector. The University also offers attractive additional benefits ( ).

The application should include: a curriculum vitae with a description of your scholarly and professional career; a list of scientific publications, lectures and other academic work and projects, including projects funded by third parties; a description of completed, current and intended research and teaching; the five most important publications. All documents have to be submitted in digital form.

The full, authoritative text in German (published in the official bulletin of the University of 18.08.2021) can be found at .

Up-to-date information on the state of the opening can be found at


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann Märk


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Universität Innsbruck
Fakultät für Geo- und Atmosphärenwissenschaften
Innrain 52f | Dekanat | 6020 Innsbruck
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23. August 2021
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