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Aigner-Rollett-Guest Professor for Women’s and Gender Studies

At the University of Graz, researchers and students work across a broad disciplinary spectrum to enlarge our knowledge, and find strategies to deal with challenges our society is confronted with and to shape tomorrow’s world. The University of Graz is a place which combines high quality academic research and teaching, where achievement is rewarded, careers are promoted, and social diversity is encouraged – all within a modern, award-winning working environment. Our motto: We work for tomorrow. Join us!

For several years now it has been possible to integrate gender studies into a wide range of degree programmes at the University of Graz, and also to select this field of studies for a master’s degree. The Aigner-Rollett Visiting Professorship is intended to strengthen the focus on specific topic areas. The visiting professor will add gender aspects to the teaching offered by the Catholic Theological Faculty and also contribute to the university’s master's programme in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (http://koordination-gender.uni-graz.at/en/gender-studies/).


At the Institute of Philosophy at the Catholic Theological Faculty, the University of Graz is seeking to appoint a

Aigner-Rollett-Guest Professor for Women’s and Gender Studies

(40 hours per week; selection procedure in accordance with Section 99 (1) of the Universities Act (UG); fixed-term employment for 4 month for the winter semester 2021/22: 01.10.2021-31.01.2022 according to the Salaried Employees Act (AngG))

The visiting professorship for the winter semester 2021/22 will deal with gender aspects in Applied Ethics. 


The Aigner-Rollett Visiting Professorship includes a teaching load of 6 hours per week in the field of gender studies/gender research with the focus mentioned above. Two of these hours should be in the form of a general overview lecture in the area specified above. Participation in the doctoral programme Gender Studies is also expected.The successful candidate will have demonstrated prior research engagement and expertise in gender studies with the focus mentioned above, with a record of publications and teaching experience in this area.


Employment requirements:

  • Austrian or equivalent foreign higher education degree corresponding with the position (doctorate/PhD)
  • Habilitation or equivalent qualification in Gender Studies and/or Applied Ethics
  • Outstanding academic qualifications in research and teaching in the relevant discipline (commensurate with stage of academic career)
  • Skills in higher education didactics and online teaching
  • Gender mainstreaming skills
  • Skills in attracting subject-specific project grants
  • Professional experience abroad during academic career
  • Management and leadership experience

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, aiming for academic excellence and integrity in research and teaching. He/she will have demonstrated ability to collaborate constructively in a responsible manner and inspire colleagues and students in an interdisciplinary, internationally oriented context.

We offer a diverse, challenging, team-oriented working environment and a high degree of personal responsibility. Working hours are flexible and there are many options for further education and personal development.


Salary scheme of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff (Universitäten-KV): A1

Minimum salary

A salary in excess of the minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement will be offered in the amount of EUR 27.075,40 gross/total for the duration of employment.

Application deadline: November 4th 2020
Reference number: VV/22/99 ex 2019/20

The University of Graz is committed to increasing the proportion of female employees, especially in leadership roles. We therefore encourage qualified female colleagues in particular to apply for this position. In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority consideration.

Please submit your application documents (in German or English) in accordance with the general as well as the specific (especially defined for this professorship) application guidelines (which can be found at http://jobs.uni-graz.at/en/Berufungsverfahren) before the stated deadline. Your application documents should include the reference number of the position and be sent by email to:


For questions concerning this call please contact Dr.in Barbara Hey, MBA (Coordination Centre for Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities of the University of Graz), barbara.hey@uni-graz.at, Tel. +43 (0) 316 380 5722 or Assoc. Univ.-Prof.in MMag. DDr. Theresia Heimerl (Dean of Studies), theresia.heimerl@uni-graz.at, Tel. +43 (0) 316 380 3167.

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Halbärthgasse 88010 Graz
+43 (0)316 380 - 2150


Halbärthgasse 88010 Graz
+43 (0)316 380 - 2150

Travel costs

Travel costs that arise in relation with the selection process will not be replaced by the University of Graz.

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