Professorships

 

Announcement of a professorship for “wildlife sciences” in accordance with § 98 of the UG 2002

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research in veterinary medicine, as well as being much in demand as a collaboration partner. The modern campus houses teaching and research facilities and the only veterinary teaching and research hospital in Austria and is the working place of around 2300 students and 1400 staff members. The Vetmeduni Vienna is distinguished by its striving for excellence in teaching, research and the service units, as well as through the continuous dialogue with society.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is requesting applications for a professorship (Chair) of
“wildlife sciences” in accordance with § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act,

to work in the Department of Interdisciplinary Life Sciences.

The role:

The position is affiliated with the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (FIWI; https://www.vetmeduni.ac.at/fiwi/ 1). The incumbent will manage this Research Institute and present wildlife sciences in research, teaching, continuing education and public services in collaboration with other institutes and the University clinics of the Vetmeduni Vienna.

The newly appointed professor will have access to state-of-the-art facilities for research and teaching, both in the Research Institute and in collaboration with the other research institutes in the Department of Interdisciplinary Life Sciences and possibly with stakeholders in wildlife ecology and management (municipalities, hunting associations, agriculture and agroforestry, nature and species conservation agencies). The Research Institute already has well established interactions with such bodies.

Research at the Institute of Wildlife Ecology is interdisciplinary, transboundary and long-term in nature and it is undertaken at a range of levels (the cellular, individual, population and ecosystem levels).

The incumbent will be expected to undertake research on the requirements and the behaviour of wild animals, especially mammals, to maintain their habitat in a heavily cultivated landscape and to support their coexistence with humans as well as domestic animals. The insights from the research will feed into teaching and public services, especially in consulting and knowledge transfer relating to wildlife management.

The responsibilities of the incumbent in relation to research will include:

  • Coordination and evaluation of the current basic and applied research (including monitoring) on wild animals with a focus on Central Europe
  • Establishment of novel research areas, paying due regard to developments in the area and to modern methodologies
  • Acquisition of third-party funding
  • Maintenance and expansion of national and international collaborations

In teaching, the successful candidate

  • will be involved in the study programmes “Veterinary Medicine” and “Wildlife Ecology and Wildlife Management”
  • will contribute to other courses at the Vetmeduni Vienna, some of which are held in cooperation with other institutions of higher education
  • will focus on the supervision of Bachelor, Master, Diploma, Doctoral and PhD students and on the mentoring of pre- and postdocs.

In addition, his or her duties will include the coordination and development of the public services offered by the Research Institute, as well as knowledge exchange and transfer, participation in national and international councils and cooperation with stakeholders and politicians and with people working in veterinary public health (“open science discussion”). Collaboration with the Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) on the establishment of an Austrian research platform/research cluster on wildlife is expected.

Required training, qualifications and skills:

  • Degree in Biology, Veterinary Medicine or a related discipline
  • Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international qualification (PhD and postdoctoral expertise, including teaching experience at institutions of higher education, e.g. universities) in the areas mentioned above
  • Track record of internationally competitive research in the areas described above (acquisition of competitive third-party funding, contributions to peer-reviewed international scientific journals, international professional networking)
  • Documented activities in a leading position (supervision of technical and scientific staff, responsibility for projects and their budgets)
  • Documented teaching experience and didactic training
  • Very good command of English (at least B2)

 

Required interdisciplinary skills:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong leadership and social skills and willingness to lead working groups
  • Economic and strategic thinking and acting
  • Decision-making ability and assertiveness

Additionally desired qualifications and skills:

  • Experience in interacting with stakeholders in politics, agriculture, forestry, nature and species conservation
  • Experience in interdisciplinary research
  • Good command of German (non-German-speaking applicants are welcomed but will be expected to reach at least level B1 within 2-3 years)

Salary scheme:

Salary scheme of the Collective Bargain Agreement for University Staff, job group A1

Minimum salary:

The minimum salary according to the Collective Bargain Agreement for University Staff is € 73.438,40 gross/year (14 monthly salaries). A higher salary may be agreed during the appointment negotiations. The professorship is a permanent position.

Application deadline: 31.01.2021

Reference no.: B_WTK_2020

To apply for this position, please send your documents in English to the Office of the Senate at the University of Veterinary Medicine, by e-mail to berufungen(at)vetmeduni.ac.at.

The application documents should comprise:

  • Application letter including a brief description of:

    • Current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
    • Previous and planned focuses in academic teaching and supervision of young researchers

  • Curriculum vitae including:

    • Information on esteem factors (e.g. experience as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)
    • List of talks given including information on invited keynote lectures at international conferences
    • List of third-party funds acquired (topic, duration, origin, volume) as well as, if applicable, inventions/patents
    • Overview of academic teaching and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses
    • Information on experience in organization, management and leadership

  • List of publications including specification of five key publications that the applicant considers particularly relevant to the position
  • Further documents to prove the required training, qualifications and skills

Applications are free of charge.

Presentations and interviews with the candidates are scheduled for 07.-08.06.2021.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is keen on increase the proportion of female staff, particularly in senior positions. It is striving to attain a balanced representation of men and women, especially on its scientific staff. Applications from qualified women are thus particularly welcome. 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.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is proud to hold the certificate “hochschuleundfamilie”—University and Family. We welcome applications of candidates with family competence. We also encourage people with disabilities to apply.

For further information, please visit

https://www.vetmeduni.ac.at/en/infoservice/professorships/ 2

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Announcement of a professorship for “Fish Health” in accordance with § 98 of the UG 2002

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) is internationally renowned for its teaching and research in veterinary medicine, as well as being much in demand as a collaboration partner. The modern campus houses teaching and research facilities and the only veterinary teaching and research hospital in Austria. It hosts around 2300 students and 1400 staff members. The Vetmeduni Vienna is distinguished by its striving for excellence in teaching, research and the service units, as well as through continuous dialogue with society.

The Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is accepting applications for a full professor for “Fish Health” in accordance with § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act.

The professorship is affiliated with the University Clinic for Poultry and Fish Medicine.

Field of activity

The central task of the incoming professor is the representation and further development of the subject "fish health" in research, teaching and clinical services. In cooperation with the institutes and clinics of the department, the professorship has access to state-of-the-art facilities with excellent research and teaching facilities. Furthermore, the Department houses the National Reference Laboratory for Fish Diseases.

In research, the newly appointed professor is expected to develop an independent research programme in the field of fresh water fish and/or farmed fish (aquaculture) and to acquire competitive third-party funding.

In teaching, the successful candidate shall cover all aspects of the entire field of fish health in the veterinary curriculum. Additional foci will be the support and mentoring of young undergraduate and postgraduate academics in the field of fish health, as well as the postgraduate education in the respective area. Another important task will be the supervision of bachelor, master, diploma or postgraduate (doctorate or PhD) theses at the Vetmeduni Vienna.

The newly appointed professor is also expected to coordinate, maintain and optimize clinical services in fish health.

The jobholder´s duties will further include participation in national and international boards and cooperation with relevant authorities.

Required training, qualifications and skills

  • Degree in veterinary medicine, animal science, biology or a related field (incl. a doctoral degree / PhD or equivalent)
  • Several years of internationally visible, independent research activities in the area of fish health
  • Acquisition of competitive third-party funding
  • Proven academic teaching experience
  • Very good command of English (B2 or higher)

Required interdisciplinary skills

  • Distinct communication and presentation skills
  • Strong leadership and social skills, ability to lead a team
  • Economic and strategic thinking and acting
  • Decision-making ability and assertiveness

Additionally desired qualifications and skills

  • Experience in international cooperations
  • Didactic training
  • Good command of German (the acquisition of German language skills to at least level B1 within 2-3 years is expected and will be supported if necessary)

Salary scheme:

Salary scheme of the Collective Bargain Agreement for University Staff, job group A1

Minimum salary:

The minimum salary according to the Collective Bargain Agreement for University Staff is € 74.503,80 gross/year (14 monthly payments). A higher salary may be agreed on during the appointment negotiations. The professorship is a permanent position.

Application deadline: 15.02.2021
Reference no.: B_FIM_2021


To apply for this position, please send your documents in English to the Office of the Senate at the University of Veterinary Medicine, by e-mail to berufungen(at)vetmeduni.ac.at.

The application documents should comprise

  • Letter of application including a brief description of

    • Current research interests and research plans for the near future
    • Previous and planned focuses in academic teaching and supervision of young researchers

  • Curriculum vitae including

    • Information on “esteem factors” (e.g. editorial board experience, board memberships in scientific societies or programme committees)
    • List of presentations given including information on invited keynote lectures at international conferences
    • List of third-party funds acquired (topic, duration, origin, volume) as well as inventions/patents, if applicable
    • List of academic lectures and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses
    • Information on previous experience in organization, management and leadership

  • List of publications including identification of the five most important publications in terms of the advertised professorship
  • Further evidence of the applicant's training, qualifications and knowledge required by the call for applications

Applications are free of charge.

Presentations and interviews with the candidates are scheduled for June 10-11, 2021.

The Vetmeduni Vienna aims to increase the proportion of female staff, particularly in senior positions. It is striving to attain a balanced representation of men and women, especially on its scientific staff. Applications from qualified women are therefore particularly requested. 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 favoring a particular male candidate.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is proud to hold the certificate “hochschuleundfamilie”- University and Family. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with families. We also encourage people with disabilities to apply.

For further information, please visit https://www.vetmeduni.ac.at/en/infoservice/professorships/ 2

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