Job ID: 116606

Tenure-Track Position in Biological Psychology

Position: Professor

Deadline: 20 November 2023

City: Innsbruck

Country: Austria

Institution: University of Innsbruck

Department: Department of Psychology


The Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science at the University Innsbruck seeks to fill a

Tenure-Track Position in Biological Psychology

at the earliest convenience.



The duties of the tenure-track position comprise conducting independent research as well as teaching in the area of Biological Psychology.

Research carried out in the context of the tenure track position is expected to extend existing competencies and research emphases at the Department of Psychology at the University of Innsbruck as well as to create new synergistic connections within the department and the Faculty for Sports Science. Moreover, the tenure-track position is expected to contribute to the research center “Prevention and Health Across the Lifespan” as well as the MRI facility, which are associated with the Faculty and Department of Psychology, respectively.

Regarding teaching, the tenure-track position is intended to help shape, supplement and expand the range of courses offered in biological psychology. This comprises teaching at the bachelor’s as well as master’s level as well as the supervision of bachelor and master theses.

Participation in academic self-administration is expected.



  1. doctoral degree in Psychology (or a related discipline of relevance for the position);
  2. post-doc experience and/or professional experience;
  3. current specialist knowledge and methodological expertise in the biological-psychological field and in particular experience with MR imaging and advanced (f)MRI analyses
  4. relevant scientific output beyond the PhD, documented in particular through publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals, as well as through lectures at international conferences/workshops
  5. interdisciplinary work;
  6. international contacts and mobility experience;
  7. participation in research projects and experience in grant acquisition;
  8. Strong didactic skills and experience in (co-)supervision of students;
  9. Team and communication skills;
  10. organizational and management qualities;
  11. In the case of insufficient skills of the German language, the willingness to learn the German language as soon as possible is required, in order to enable participation in the management of the department, the faculty and in university committees, as well as teaching in the bachelor programme.



At the University of Innsbruck, a ‘tenure-track position’ enables the pursuit of a career up to a tenured full professor.

The successful applicant will enter a six-years’ work contract on the basis of the ‘Angestelltengesetz’ (Employees Act; extent of employment: 100%) and at the same time conclude a ‘Qualification Agreement’ according to § 27 of the ‘Kollektivvertrag’ (Austrian Collective Labor Agreement for university personnel); (s)he will start her/his occupation at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Once the targets of the ‘Qualification Agreement’ are reached, the position will be tenured, thus promoting the holder to the position of Associate Professor.

Subsequently, a full professor position according to § 99 (4) of the ‘Universitätsgesetz’ (Austrian University Act) will be opened, for which the Associate Professor is eligible to apply.

Your application must have arrived by


at Universität Innsbruck Fakultäten Servicestelle Standort Innrain 52f, A-6020 Innsbruck (


The University Innsbruck seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists in the faculty –applications from top-qualified female scientists are therefore especially encouraged. Given equal qualification, female applicants will be given priority.

In line with the ‘Kollektivvertrag’ (Austrian Collective Labor Agreement for university personnel) scientists who have entered a ‘Qualification Agreement’ are remunerated according to remuneration group A2 with an initial wage of € 5.124,20 / month (14 times per year). After fulfillment of the Agreement, the salary rises to € 5.545,50 / month (14 times per year). Moreover, the university offers attractive additional benefits (see

The application must include a full CV outlining the scientific and professional career stages; a list of scientific publications, presentations as well as other relevant scientific activities, description of completed, ongoing and planned research projects as well as the five most important works of the applicant, research and teaching concept, teaching evaluations, as well as a statement of the qualification goals which the applicant wishes to reach at this position. These are to be explained at the hearing and will subsequently represent the starting point for the negotiation of the ‘Qualification Agreement’.

The application must be submitted in digital form (e-mail, etc.) and may be optionally complemented by a paper submission. The application may be submitted in English or German.


The full text in German (published in the official bulletin of the University of 20.09.2023) can be found at


Up-to-date information on the state of the opening can be found at Veronika Sexl