Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

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    University of Innsbruck
    Established Researcher (R3)
    22/06/2022 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Austria › Innsbruck
    40 hours per week


Start date/duration

  • 01.10.2022
  • for 6 years, possibility of a qualification agreement

Job profile:

Assistant Professor full time, 6 years, with tenure-track option Start date/duration: from 01/10/2022, for 6 years, a tenure-track can be offered Organizational unit: Dean's Office, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Level of Employment: full time (40 hours/week) Main tasks: cPosition at the Department of Applied Sociology of Law and Criminology (IRKS), Vieanna; conducting applied and original research on Sociology of Law, with a focus on access to justice, legal protection and/or legal representation; teaching courses on core areas of the Sociology of Law in the various programs at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, when necessary, also in other study programs at the University of Innsbruck; teaching, administering exams and supervising theses; participating in the research area “Economy, Politics, and Society (EPoS)” and/or other research areas and research centers of the University of Innsbruck; participating in (inter)national professional networks in sociology of law and criminology; contributing to academic administration. Required Qualifications: PhD in Sociology (or a related subject) or Law; continuous research on Sociology of Law, demonstrated by high-standing publications [publications in (internationally) referred journals, monographs, edited volumes, applied publications]; good knowledge of empirical social research methods; relevant academic achievements beyond the PhD thesis; professional experience as a post-doc researcher; experience in applying for and carrying out third-party-funded projects; experience in post-graduate academic mobility desired; international research or teaching experience desired; didactic competence (demonstrated by student evaluations); ability to work in teams; excellent proficiency in German, good English skills and further language skills are desired; applications have to include a comprehensive concept for a research program (five-page outline for the planned research in the next six years) and a teaching concept (one syllabus for a lecture and one syllabus for a seminar on the sociology of law, plus a description of the didactic concept); applications have to include the names and contact details of at least two academic referees.


We are looking forward to receiving your online application.

The full, legally binding call for application (in German) including the salary can be found here:

The University of Innsbruck is committed to raising the quota of female employees and therefore explicitly welcomes applications from qualified female scientists. In the case of female underrepresentation women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

In accordance with Austrian disability laws qualified people with special requirements are expressly encouraged to apply for jobs. For more information please contact the trusted representative for scientists with a disability at the University of Innsbruck, Dr. Adolf Sandbichler.

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What the University of Innsbruck offers:

From a company pension scheme, to flexible working hours and child care facilities the University of Innsbruck offers its employees a wide range of benefits which is being continuously extended.

Along with interesting oppurtunities for the participation in job-related and personal further education courses, and the succesful compatibility of career and family, employees can benefit from a large range of courses offered by the University Sports Institute (USI), the language courses offered by the ISI, the University Library and take advantage of the various canteens offering reasonably priced food.

A summary of the benefits for University employees can be found here: http://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/

Additional comments

The University of Innsbruck as employer

Are you looking for a new challenge? The University of Innsbruck is a place of study, research and employment for more than 31.000 people. As one of the largest employers in Tyrol the University offers a varied and exciting field of activity for its employees from very diverse educational and professional backgrounds. The University explicitly welcomes diversity and is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. It is a certified family-friendly workplace and received the award 'Top workplace 2018' from the Austrian business magazine 'trend'.


At the University of Innsbruck researchers from all over the world come together. Depending on the individual scientific community the language used may be German, English or another (if unanimously decided).

Internal communication is in German. Therefore a basic knowledge of German or the willingness to acquire such knowledge is essential.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Universitätsstraße 15

EURAXESS offer ID: 786828
Posting organisation offer ID: POSO-12701


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