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Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and Professor Positions in Physics

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria invites applications for several open positions in all areas of physics

  • Closing date: 30 Oct 2020
  • Austria | Institute of Science and Technology Austria
  • Date posted: 20 Aug 2020
  • Job type: Academic: faculty
  • Disciplines: Computational science & software engineering  | Mathematics & statistics 

We offer

  • A highly international and interdisciplinary research environment with English as our working language on campus.
  • State-of the art facilities and scientific support services (
  • Competitive start-up package and salary.
  • Guaranteed annual base funding including funding for PhD students and postdocs.
  • Wide portfolio of career support.
  • Childcare facilities on campus.

IST Austria is an international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural, mathematical, and computational sciences. The Institute fosters an interactive, collegial, and supportive atmosphere, sharing space and resources between research groups whenever possible, and facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations. Our PhD programme involves a multi-disciplinary course schedule and rotations in research groups, and we hire scholars from diverse international backgrounds. The campus of IST Austria is located close to Vienna, one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Assistant professors receive independent group leader positions with an initial contract of six years, at the end of which they are reviewed by international peers. If the evaluation is positive, an assistant professor is promoted to a tenured professor.

Candidates for tenured positions are distinguished scientists in their respective research fields and have at least six years of experience in leading a research group.

Please apply online.

The closing date for applications is 30 October 2020.

IST Austria values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity. We strive for increasing the number of women, particularly in fields where they are underrepresented, and therefore we strongly encourage female researchers to apply.


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