The position is in accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities’ Act (Universitätsgesetz-UG 2002), based on a civil-law employment contract with the University on the basis of the Salaried Employees Act (Angestelltengesetz). It will be concluded for an unlimited period; the extent of employment is 100%.
Responsibilities: The chair-holder represents the subject of “Language Education for English as a Foreign Language” in research and teaching with a focus on the Austrian school context. She/he teaches Language Education for EFL and cross-linguistic Language Education in the Secondary School Teacher Training (BA and MA) and the PhD of Education and supervises BA, MA and PhD theses. The research is theoretical and empirical (quantitative/qualitative) focusing on innovation in the school context. She/he participates in conceptualizing teacher education at the Department, faculties and partner institutions of “PädagogInnenbildung Neu” (new teacher training program). She/he seeks to establish cooperations with educational-training-institutions. She/he commits to applying for third-party-funded projects. Involvement in academic administration and self-governance is part of the job.
a) a degree of English Language Education in higher education in Austria or an equivalent abroad b) pertinent habilitation or comparable qualification in the field c) professional experience in teaching English at educational institutions (secondary school level) in Austria or abroad d) publications in international peer-reviewed academic journals and with leading publishing houses e) theoretical and/or empirical innovative research in English Language Education in school contexts f) experience in acquiring and managing external research funds g) involvement in international research and research networks h) familiarity with European initiatives and programs pertinent to the position i) good knowledge of the Austrian school context and education systems, especially in “PädagogInnenbildung Neu” j) teaching qualification and experience of teaching at university level (preferred several years) k) Social, management and leadership skills l) Language competence according to the CEFR: English C2, German C1
Additional Salary Information: Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience a higher salary may be negotiated with the Rector. The university offers attractive additional benefits (http://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/).