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Senior Scientist at the Department of Geography and Regional Research
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.07.2020 of a
at the Department of Geography and Regional Research
Reference number: 10853
The Department of Geography and Regional Research is part of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy. It is the largest and oldest Geography department in Austria. Scientific degrees are offered in a bachelor program, in four master programs, in teacher education (bachelor program and master program), in a faculties-arching master program in “Environmental Sciences”, and on doctoral level. Details on the Department can be access on http://geographie.univie.ac.at/en/home/.
The position is assigned to the research group Physical Geography ENGAGE - Geomorphic Systems and Risk Research, which has a sound reputation in the domains of geomorphic systems and hazard and risk research including landslides, “human impact” on geosystems and spatial modeling of geomorphic processes as well as in the applied research including global environmental change, natural hazards and -risks, vulnerability, multi-hazard risk and early warning systems.
The position is initially limited to an employment duration of 1 year with a transition to a permanent position possible through mutual agreement from both sides.
- Supervision of infrastructure field equipment
- Continuous contribution to the scientific profile of the University of Vienna in the field of (Physical) Geography by conducting own research activities leading to scientific publications
- Participation in research, teaching and administration
- Participation in evaluation activities and in quality assurance
- Participation in research projects
- (International) publishing and presentation activities
- Project application and (external) fundraising
- Spatio-temporal modelling and observation of earth surface processes
- Analysis of human impact on the earth surface
- Scientific supervision of IT-Systems
- Contributions to geomorphic field work
- Development and implementation of web-based visualizations of landslide monitoring data
- Independent teaching as defined by the collective agreement
- Examination activities
- Support of students
- PhD / Doctorate in the field Physical Geography and/or Geomorphology and/or Applied Geosciences
- Professional competence in Geomorphology, human impact on geosystems and natural hazards and risks
- Outstanding dissertation
- High research initiatives proven by international refereed publications
- Willingness to contribute to research management, leading small teams and guiding project assistants
- Computer literacy and GIS knowledge
- Modelling experience in spatio-temporal analysis of earth surface processes
- High level of the English language in reading, writing and speaking
- Knowledge of principles of teaching
- Experience in teaching / experience in e-learning
- Knowledge of university structures and processes
- High command of written and oral language
- Proven ability to work in teams
- Ability to manage conflicts
- Didactic qualifications
Main research field
Special research fields
Interdisciplinary Geosciences not elsewhere classified
Torrent and avalanche research
Very good knowledge
Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 16.06.2020, mentioning reference number 10853.
For further information please contact Slawik, Helmut +43-1-4277-48605.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (
http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.