Application Information (FAQ)
Every open position to be filled is officially advertised on the basis of the regulations of the Universities Act 2002. Applications must refer specifically to one of these advertised positions.
The University of Graz is striving to increase the percentage of women employed at the university and therefore expressly invites qualified women to apply.
Priority is given to equally qualified women. The following applies here: If there are female applicants, who are as well qualified for the desired position as the best qualified male applicant, these applicants are to be given priority until the percentage of women is at least 45% of all permanent positions in the respective job categories at the university.
If there are not any women applicants, the advertisement might have to be repeated under certain circumstances. This leads to an extension of the selection process. Applications submitted as part of the first advertisement continue to be taken into consideration in the selection process.
Travel expenses that arise in connection with the selection process are not reimbursed by the University of Graz.
How is the position advertised?
Job advertisements are published in the newsletter (Mitteilungsblatt) of the University of Graz. The newsletter appears every Wednesday on the homepage of the University of Graz. If necessary, they are also advertised in daily newspapers, professional journals or online media.Applicants have at least 3 weeks to submit their applications.
How do I apply?
Please send your complete application to the following address, unless otherwise indicated in the respective advertisement:
In any case, your application must contain the respective reference number and we must receive your application by the specified application deadline. The date of the postmark counts for applications by mail. Applications that do not reach us on time cannot be considered.
Dear applicant: in order that you receive all the information on the current status of your application as quickly as possible and so we can make a contribution to protecting our environment, all of the communication between you and the university will be conducted by e-mail. Therefore, we would like to ask you to give us your e-mail address. If you don’t have an e-mail address, you will, of course, receive all the relevant information by mail. Thank you!
We look forward to your application!
How does the selection process work?
All the applications received before the application deadline are collected in Human Resources and are sent to the head of the department offering the position after the application deadline has expired.
Interviews as well as any tests are decentralized by the respective department responsible for the position. Applications as well as test results are treated in strict confidence.
Where can I get more information?
The service point of the HR department is available for general information and the offices of the institutes or departments offering the positions are available for any questions concerning content.
Can I send an unsolicited application?
Applications that do not refer to a specific advertisement cannot be considered or placed on the applicant list.