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    Full Professorship (50 % assignment) of ‘Veterinary Public Health’

    The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is active in teaching and research and provides services in connection with ensuring animal health in Austria. These tasks represent our contribution to maintaining the health of humans and their animal companions as well as producing healthy food.

    The Department of Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna has a vacancy for a

    Full Professorship (50 % assignment) of ‘Veterinary Public Health’
    in accordance with § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act


    Representation of the VPH discipline in research, graduate/postgraduate education, and extension activities, in close cooperation with the associated established disciplines of food sciences and production animal medicine. Research priorities include:

    • The optimisation of concepts for the surveillance of epizootic diseases, zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance.
    • The development of monitoring and surveillance systems.
    • The modelling of potential threats with a view to improve national risk management capacities.

    The successful candidate will coordinate and execute the educational tasks associated with the generic and in-depth VPH teaching module, as defined in the veterinary curriculum at the Vetmeduni Vienna. In addition, the agenda for post graduate education needs to be covered.

    Required Education, Qualification and Competences

    a.       Study of Veterinary Medicine, Habilitation (venia docendi) or an internationally recognized equivalent qualification

    b.      Familiarity with European and national veterinary legislation and their implementation

    c.       Comprehensive experience in modern teaching and assessments concepts (a ‘student-centered education’ approach) and documented proof of teaching skills,Successful scientific activities as evidenced by publications in reputable and internationally recognised journals, as well as documented proof of fund raising abilities

    d.      Experience in establishing monitoring and surveillance programs

    e.      Managerial qualifications, good levels of organisational and communication skills

    Applicants are expected to be able to sufficiently communicate in German [i.e. at least on a basic (B1) level].

    Further desirable Qualification and Competences:

    • The applicant’s membership of the ‘European College of Veterinary Public Health’ (Dipl. ECVPH) will be regarded as an asset.

    Minimum salary

    The position will be associated with a full-time contract of employment and will be assigned to category A1 of the collective contract for university employees. The collective contract foresees a minimum monthly salary of (€ 2502,60  for 50% assignment) payable 14 times per year.  It may be possible to negotiate a higher salary during the hiring process.

    The Vetmeduni Vienna is keen on increase the proportion of female staff, particularly in senior positions, and in accordance with § 41 of the 2002 Universities Act it is striving to attain a balanced representation of men and women, especially on its scientific staff.  Applications from qualified women are thus particularly welcomed.  If women are underrepresented (below 50%), female applicants who are as well qualified as the best qualified male applicants will be given preference, provided that there are no strong reasons for favouring a particular male candidate.

    Applications are to be submitted in writing and accompanied by the normal supporting documentation (cv, list of publications, summary of previous research and teaching activities, description of experience in organization and management, the three publications that the candidate feels are of highest quality), addressed to:
    Buero des Senates der Veterinaermedizinischen Universität Wien, Veterinaerplatz 1,
    A-1210 Wien or sent electronically to

    The deadline for applications is May 31st, 2018.

    The presentations and interviews are expected to be held on September 24th, 2018

    The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is proud to have been awarded the certificate “berufundfamilie” (career and family) and would be pleased to receive applications from candidates with families.  Applications from people with special needs are also welcome.


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