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University Graz
Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing
Heinrichstrasse 36

At the Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the University of Graz is seeking to appoint a
Professor of Algebra
(40 hours per week; selection procedure in accordance with Section 99 (1) of the Universities Act (UG); fixed-term employment according to the Salaried Employees Act (AngG) until 30.09.2023; expected starting date December 1st 2019; Substitute worker)

The future post holder should represent the field of algebra in research and teaching and be internationally recognised by outstanding research results. We are looking for a personality with a research focus on a current branch of algebra who will be able to connect with the existing research group 'Algebra and Number Theory' at the Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing.
The successful candidate is expected to participate appropriately in the teaching functions of the institute. In particular, it is necessary to contribute to the teacher training programme and in the master's programm 'Mathematics', which is jointly organised with the Graz University of Technology.

Employment requirements:
• Austrian or equivalent foreign higher education degree corresponding with the position (doctorate/PhD)
• Habilitation or equivalent qualification in Mathematics
• Outstanding academic qualifications in research and teaching in the relevant discipline (commensurate with stage of academic career)
• Skills in higher education didactics
• Gender mainstreaming skills
• Skills in attracting subject-specific project grants
• Professional experience abroad during the academic career
• Management and leadership experience (desirable)
• Excellent command of German and English

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, aiming for academic excellence and integrity in research and teaching. He/she will have demonstrated ability to collaborate constructively in a responsible manner and inspire colleagues and students in an interdisciplinary, internationally oriented context.
We offer a diverse, challenging, team-oriented working environment and a high degree of personal responsibility. Working hours are flexible and there are many options for further education and personal development.

Application deadline: November 6th 2019
Reference number: VV/13/99 ex 2018/19

The University of Graz is committed to increasing the proportion of female employees, especially in leadership roles. We therefore encourage qualified female colleagues in particular to apply for this position. In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority consideration.

Application Instructions

Please submit your application documents (in English) in accordance with the general application guidelines (which can be found at http://jobs.uni-graz.at/en/Berufungsverfahren) before the stated deadline. Your application documents should include the reference number of the position and be sent by email to:

For further information please contact Prof. Leobacher (gunther.leobacher@uni-graz.at)

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Prof. Gunther Leobacher