Nursing jobs at the UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

Nursing Sciences

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The appointment of particularly qualified researchers as university professors is an important strategy of the University of Vienna. Become part of this vibrant and forward-looking organization.

In the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna, the position of a

University professor
Nursing Sciences

(full-time, permanent position) is to be filled.

The professorship represents the subject of nursing in research and teaching. The applicant must have a clearly identifiable research profile in an area relevant to nursing science. Through the thematic focus, the professorship contributes to the further development of the discipline of nursing science and strengthens the faculty’s research activity in this area. The professorship is open to different methodological approaches and to collaboration within the university and the faculty. The professorship represents the subject in an appropriate theoretical and methodological range in both introductory and advanced courses, especially in the Master of Science in Nursing program and the Doctor of Social Sciences program with specialization in Nursing.

Successful applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • PhD/PhD degree and postdoctoral experience with a nursing focus at a university or other research institution
  • A habilitation (venia docendi) in a subject area relevant to this position or an internationally accepted equivalent qualification is desirable
  • Outstanding achievements in nursing research, excellent publications, international reputation
  • Experience in the design, provision and management of large research projects, and the willingness and ability to lead research groups
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, university teaching experience, as well as the ability and desire to teach students primarily in all phases of their studies (Bachelor, Master or PhD), supervise academic dissertations and encourage young academic colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, a level of German language proficiency sufficient to teach in master’s programs and to participate in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take responsibility at the organizational level of the faculty and the university, if necessary.

We offer:

  • negotiable and attractive salary (classification under the University Staff Collective Agreement, job group A1 allocation; section 98 of the Universities Act 2002); salary will be individually negotiated, taking into account previous career development and current income situation
  • in addition to the mandatory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension fund to its employees
  • “startup package”, in particular for starting research projects
  • a dynamic research location with well-established research funding regulations
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • comprehensive advice and support in relation to finding housing, changing schools and dual careers
  • a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

The University of Vienna follows a non-discriminatory employment policy and values ​​equal opportunities as well as diversity ( The university places special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and academic positions. If qualifications are equal, preference will be given to female applicants.


  • Letter of applicationincluding a brief description of:
    • current research interests and research plans for the near future
    • current and planned focuses in academic training and supervision of young researchers
  • Academic curriculumincluding information on “respectability factors” (e.g. experience as a publisher, roles in research societies or program committees)
  • List of publicationsincluding:
    • a specification of five key publications that the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised professorship
    • providing an Internet link to download or electronically submit PDF versions of these five publications
    • information on citations and impact factors, depending on the usual practice in the relevant research field
  • List of talks presentedincluding information on invited keynote lectures at international conferences
  • Third Party Funds list of funds acquired from third parties (subject, duration, origin, volume) and, if applicable, inventions/patents
  • Review of previous academic teaching and supervised dissertations, especially doctoral dissertations
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Copies of documents and certificates

Applications in English should be submitted by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Hajo Boomgaarden, PhD, Rathausstraße 19/2/3-4, A-1010 Wien, 1090 Vienna ([email protected]).

Reference number: 490-52

The application deadline is September 15, 2022

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