Professor of Public International Law
Vienna School of International Studies

Professor of Public International Law

The Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatische Akademie Wien, École des Hautes Études Internationales de Vienne) is among the world’s oldest professional schools in international affairs. It is dedicated to research and teaching excellence with a special focus on multi-disciplinarity. It has a small resident faculty and attracts highly reputable adjunct faculty from all over the world. The small student body, too, is truly international. The School offers two interdisciplinary Masters programmes, a graduate diploma programme, and a doctoral programme. It is an autonomous institution established under Austrian public law and co-operates with the University of Vienna, the Technical University of Vienna as well as other high-profile partners in Europe and the world.

The School seeks to appoint a Professor of Public International Law. The Professor will also chair the Department of International and European Law, and, therefore, oversee the course offerings and quality of courses in this field.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field in its full breadth of theoretical and methodological approaches. The position is open with respect to candidates’ specialisation.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

-          Doctoral degree, ‘Habilitation’ (venia docendi) or an international equivalent demonstrated by a distinguished record of research and teaching, and an excellent command of the English language.

-          Outstanding achievements in research, including an excellent publication record and international reputation.

-          Enthusiasm for first-rate teaching, teaching experience as well as willingness and ability to teach graduate students and supervise their research.

-          Determination to strengthen research and teaching excellence in the field of public international law at our School.

-          Embededness in international networks as well as willingness and ability to design and manage research projects.

-          Experience in international negotiation and/or litigation is desirable.

The appointment will initially be for three years. In the second year, the appointee will be considered for a permanent appointment. In the case of senior applicants, other arrangements may be considered.  The annual salary is commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, summary of ongoing and planned research projects, a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations to Genny Chiarandon ( Additionally, they should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 17 December 2021. For further information on our School, please consult

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