University Professor for Educational Sciences University of Innsbruck Austria

The Institute for Psychosocial Intervention and Communication Studies at the Faculty of Education of the University of Innsbruck invites applications for the position of an






in the form of an open-ended civil law employment contract with the University.



Representation of the subject “educational sciences with focus on pedagogic professionalization and counselling in research and teaching”. The professor's duties focus on researching pedagogic professionalization and counselling as specific forms of professional pedagogic (inter)action. This involves both diverse formats and applications in a variety of pedagogic, life-course-specific areas.


Duties in research and teaching include:

  • theories of educational respective pedagogic professionalism along with counselling theories
  • analyses of the interplay between theory and practice under consideration of reflexive inquiry in educational sciences
  • ethics in professional education along with the foundation of counselling in critical social and social-philosophical theory
  • professionalization history in the educational sciences
  • professionalization of pedagogic counselling and future perspectives of professionalization


In teaching, the future professor needs to contribute to the subject area on all three levels of the Bologna System (B.A., M.A., PhD), particularly in the fields of "Communication and Professional Skills" as part of the bachelor programme and "Professionalization and Professional Skills" of the master programme in educational sciences. Concepts of research-oriented learning play a central role in the faculty's overall teaching philosophy.

Participation in academic administration is seen as a matter of course.


Qualification requirements:

a)         pertinent, finished doctoral degree from an Austrian or equivalent international

            academic institution, preferably in the educational sciences

b)         pertinent academic teaching qualification ("habilitation"), preferably in the educational 
            sciences or equivalent fields

c)         publications for renowned publishing houses, preferably in peer-reviewed academic

d)         competence in empirical research and experience with third-party-funded projects

e)         integration in international research networks

f)          interdisciplinary work

g)         didactic competences

h)         subject-specific practical experience outside the university is an advantage

i)          leadership qualifications


Application documents need to be provided in digital form (CD, e-Mail, etc.), if possible along with documents in paper form.

Address: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck: Fakultäten Servicestelle (FSS), Standort Innrain 52 f, A-6020 Innsbruck (


Applications need to arrive at the FSS no later than 27 April 2017.


The University of Innsbruck aims to increase the number of women in academic positions and invites qualified women to apply. If applicants have the same qualification, applications from women will be given preference.


Application documents need to include: a curriculum vitae with a description of the applicant's scientific and occupational career, a list of scientific publications, presentations as well as other scientific work and projects, a description of finished, current and planned research activities as well the five most important accomplishments / publications.


The University of Innsbruck expressly invites scientists to apply who have not held a previous professorship. Remuneration is in line with salary category A1 (professorship) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, i.e., for a full-term professorship a minimum salary of € 4891.10/month (14 times). On top of that, the University offers numerous, attractive employee benefits (


The full, authoritative text in German (published in the official bulletin of the University of 15th of March, 2017) as well as additional information on the current status of the application process may be found at:


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

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