European Studies

Open to new ideas. Since 1365. As a research university with high international visibility and a wide range of degree programmes, the University of Vienna is committed to basic research open to application and research-led teaching, as well as to career development of young researchers and to the dialogue with economy and society. That way, the University of Vienna contributes to the education of future generations and to the society’s ability to innovate.


The Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatische Akademie Wien) is a professional school dedicated to research and teaching excellence. Its research and teaching philosophy is multidisciplinary. It has a small resident faculty and attracts highly reputable adjunct faculty from all over the world. Also its student body is international. Two of the Academy’s four graduate programmes are offered jointly with the University of Vienna: The Master of Advanced International Studies and the Doctorate in Interdisciplinary International Studies.


The University of Vienna and the Vienna School of International Studies seek to appoint a


University Professor


European Studies


(full-time, permanent position).


Candidates with research specialisations within the field of EU Foreign and Security Policy are invited to apply. In terms of teaching, the successful candidate is expected to be able to cover the full breadth of theoretical and methodological approaches in EU Foreign and Security Policy.


Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:


  • Doctoral degree/PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution

  • Habilitation (venia docendi) in a subject field relevant to this position or an internationally accepted equivalent qualification

  • Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record and international reputation in EU Foreign and Security Policy

  • A demonstrated ability to procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups

  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and promote young academic colleagues

  • Expertise on the EU’s foreign policy towards a particular world region would be desirable

·        The main language of instruction at the Academy is English. Successful candidate is expected to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching and for participation in committees. 


We offer:

·        a negotiable and attractive salary (classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff, allocation to job group A1; section 98 of the Universities Act 2002); the salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the previous career development and the current income situation

·        a “start-up package”, in particular for the initiation of research projects

·        a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions

·        attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life

·        comprehensive advice and support in relation to finding an accommodation, change of schools and dual career

·        a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions


The University and the Academy pursue a non-discriminatory employment policy and value equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University and the Academy lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.


Application documents:

·        Application letter, including a brief description of:

·       current research interests and research plans for the immediate future

·       current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of young researchers

·        Academic curriculum vitae,

including information about “esteem factors” (e.g. keynote lectures, roles in learned societies, awards and prizes, memberships in governmental advisory committees, etc)

·        List of publications, including:

·       specification of five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised professorship

·       provision of an Internet link for download or electronic submission of PDF versions of these five publications

·       information about citations and impact factors, depending on the common practice in the relevant research area

·        List of talks given,

including information about invited keynote lectures at international conferences

·        Third-party funds

list of acquired third-party funds (subject, duration, origin, volume) as well as, if applicable, of inventions/patents

·        Overview of previous academic teaching and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses

·        Teaching evaluations (if available)

·        Copies of documents and certificates


Applications should be submitted in English and 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, 1010 Vienna (


Reference no.: 490-54


The application deadline is 31 May 2023.


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