Call for candidates for a Full Professorship for Immunology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

November 2, 2020

The University of Innsbruck invites applications for the position of a Full Professor in Immunology at the Institute for Biomedical Aging Research, Faculty of Biology, Innsbruck, Austria.
The Faculty of Biology at the University of Innsbruck seeks an outstanding scientist in the field of Immunology.

It is a position in accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities’ Act (Universitätsgesetz – UG 2002) 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%.

Responsibilities include
– representing the area of Immunology in research and teaching, with special emphasis on selected aspects of the biology of aging
– acquiring extra-mural funding
– active collaborative participation in the specialty research areas of the University within the Faculty of Biology, and/or one of the University’s Research Centers
– teaching within the study programs of the Faculty of Biology and supervising research theses
– participating in academic self-governance and department management

Eligibility requirements:
– doctoral degree (PhD or MD) in immunology or related field
– formal teaching certification (Habilitation) or equivalent qualifying experience in a relevant field
– strong record of publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals
– integration in the international scientific community
– proven expertise in the area of immunology and experience in aging research
– interdisciplinary research on the topic of the immunology of aging
– successful acquisition of extra-mural funding
– mobility experience
– demonstrated excellence in teaching
– pronounced leadership and management skills

Your application must have arrived by December 16, 2020 at Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Fakultäten Servicestelle Standort Technikerstraße 17, 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.

Applications should include
1) motivation letter;
2) curriculum vitae describing the professional and scientific career, including information on the current position;
3) Web of Science ResearcherID (Publons) with updated entries;
4) list of publications, lectures (including invited plenary lectures at international conferences) and other scientific output;
5) five most important publications;
6) list of personally acquired funds;
7) description of completed and current research (max. 2 pages);
8) statement of future research plans and teaching concept (max. 3 pages).

All documents must be submitted in digital form (by e-mail, one file in pdf-format).

The basic salary for this position is laid down in the collective bargaining agreement for university employees. Professors are in the remuneration group A1. The gross monthly salary is 5.245,60 Euro (14 times per year). Depending on qualification and experience,
a higher salary can be negotiated with the Rector. The university also offers attractive additional benefits (

The University of Innsbruck expects the successful candidate to acquire sufficient knowledge of German within three years to be able to teach and participate in academic self-governance committees.

The full, legally binding text in German (published in the official bulletin of the University of Innsbruck of October 21, 2020) as well as additional information on the current status of the application process can be downloaded at

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Pidder Jansen-Dürr, Chair of the search committee (Institute for Biomedical Aging Research, Rennweg 10, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria; phone: + 43 512 507–50844; or the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Biology (Bernhard Schrapfeneder, Technikerstr. 15, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria; phone: +43 512 507-30191;

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann Märk
R e c t o r

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