Announcement of an assistant professorship according to § 99 (5) UG 2002 for “Small Animal Clinical Sciences - The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) -deadline 24th May

An assistant professorship for “Small Animal Clinical Sciences” according to § 99 (5) UG 2002 is announced at the Department for Companion Animals and Horses, small animal clinic.

Field: We are seeking an individual to represent a specific area of expertise in the area of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Vetmeduni Vienna covering research and teaching aspects. The assistant professorship will be based in the relevant unit of the University Hospital for Companion Animals with its advanced teaching and research facilities. The position of the assistant professor is regulated by a performance agreement (according to § 27 of the collective contract (Kollektivvertrag) for university employees). The contract is initially limited to a duration of 4 years with the potential for a permanent contract at a level of associate professor after a positive evaluation of the performance agreement goals.

Main tasks: The successful candidate is expected to expand the research focus of the University Hospital for Companion Animals. The research profile of the assistant professorship is expected to cover a specific area of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. The applicant is expected to develop an internationally recognized area of research predominantly by acquiring third-party funds. Close integration within the University Hospital for Companion Animals, further institutions of the Vetmeduni Vienna, as well as national and international institutions, is expected. The tasks of the successful applicant also include independent curricular teaching at the Vetmeduni Vienna.

Responsibilities: • Execution of independent research activities in the relevant specialist area with a strong focus on intra- and extramural collaboration • Preparation of research grants and recruitment of third-party funding • Establishment and management of a research group • Supervision of undergraduate and graduate students • Participation in the management activities of the University Hospital • Active contribution to the strategic goals of the corresponding unit, University Hospital and Vetmeduni Vienna

Required training, qualifications and skills: • University degree in Veterinary Medicine and further PhD study or doctoral thesis or an equivalent scientific qualification • Research activity in the relevant specialist area of Small Animal Clinical Sciences according to the career status • Knowledge in conception of third-party funded grants • Teaching experience • Good knowledge of spoken and written English (B2 level)

Further desired qualifications and skills: • Diplomate or Board-eligible in the relevant specialist area of the University Hospital for Companion Animals • Ability to work in a team • Willingness for interdisciplinary collaborations • Outstanding communication skills • Good command of German (non-German-speaking applicants are expected to reach at least level B1 within 2–3 years) Grade: A2 according to § 49 (2) of collective contract for university employees Level of employment: 40 hours Length of employment: 4 years (with potential for a permanent position after positive evaluation)

Minimum salary: The minimum salary for university staff is regulated by the Universities collective contract (Kollektivvertrag) and at the A2 level amounts to € 64.394,40 gross/year (14 monthly salaries). In case the performance agreement cannot be finalized at the job start, the salary will be € 54.453,00 gross/year until the performance agreement can be signed. The minimum salary may be increased when previous employment and other salary components are taken into account.

Application deadline: 24.05.2020

Reference no.: Q_SAC_2020

To apply for this position, please send your documents in English to the Office of the Senate at the University of Veterinary Medicine, per e-mail to The application documents should comprise: • Application letter including a brief description of: o Current research interests and research plans for the immediate future o Previous and planed focuses in academic teaching and supervision of young researchers • Curriculum vitae including: o List of Publications o Information on selected esteem factors (e.g. functions in research societies or programme committees) o List of talks given including information about invited keynote lectures at international conferences o Specification of independently or in co-operation acquired third-party funds (subject, duration, origin, volume, own role in acquiring this) as well as, if applicable, inventions/patents o Overview of academic teaching and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses o Information about experience in organization, management and leadership • Further documents to prove the required training, qualifications and skills • Names and contact information of three references Applications are free of charge. Presentations and interviews with the candidates are scheduled for 09.10.2020. The Vetmeduni Vienna is keen on increase the proportion of female staff, particularly in senior positions, it is striving to attain a balanced representation of men and women, especially on its scientific staff. Applications from qualified women are thus particularly welcomed. If women are underrepresented (below 50%), female applicants who are as well qualified as the best qualified male applicants will be given preference, provided that there are no strong reasons for favoring a particular male candidate

The Vetmeduni Vienna is proud to hold the certificate “hochschuleundfamilie”—University and Family. Therefore, we welcome applications of candidates with family competence. We also encourage people with disabilities to apply. For further information, please visit