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At the Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing, a team of international scientists is dedicated to research and teaching of mathematics in its full range. It offers a friendly working environment that leaves space for creativity and independent work. We value appreciative interaction and family friendliness.


At the Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the University of Graz is seeking to appoint a

Tenure Track Professor of Algebraic Structures and Geometry

(40 hours per week; selection procedure in accordance with Section 99 (5) of the Universities Act (UG). Initially the successful candidate starts as an Assistant Professor with a qualification agreement for a fixed term tenure phase of six years. After successful completion of the qualification goals the position will be converted into a permanent Associate Professor position in accordance with the Salaried Employees Act (AngG). Expected starting date January 1st 2023)

We are looking for an active researcher who is internationally renowned and will represent the area of “Algebraic Structures and Geometry” in research and teaching. The candidate should have an outstanding record of achievements in one of the fields of modern algebra, including, but not limited to, commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, homological algebra, representation theory, and non-commutative ring theory. The successful candidate will complement the research group “Algebra and Number Theory” and is encouraged to work together with this group. Participation in the further development of the Doctoral Academy consortium “Discrete Mathematics” is required; participation in the research network NAWI Graz is desirable.


Employment requirements:

  • Austrian or equivalent foreign higher education degree corresponding with the position (doctorate/PhD) in the field of mathematics
  • Outstanding academic qualifications in research and teaching in the relevant discipline and for the profile of the professorship (commensurate with stage of academic career)
  • Several years of experience as post-doc or in a similar position
  • Skills in attracting subject-specific project grants
  • Skills in higher education didactics and online teaching
  • Gender mainstreaming skills
  • Professional experience abroad during academic career
  • Very good command of English
  • Ability to teach courses in German (after a transition period of two years)
  • International experience in presenting papers and delivering lectures
  • International networking in the Scientific Community

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): B1 or A2 with qualificational agreement with conclusion of the Qualification Agreement.

Minimum salary

The minimum remuneration as stated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement is EUR 56861.00 gross per year or EUR 66952.20 gross per year with qualificational agreement with conclusion of the Qualification Agreement.

Application deadline: June 8th 2022
Reference number: KS/5/99 ex 2021/22

Planned dates of the applicant’s presentation: 6th October 2022 to 7th October 2022

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 English) in accordance with the general application guidelines (which can be found at ( before the stated deadline. Your application documents should include the reference number of the position and be sent by email to:

For further information please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Clason at +43 (0) 316 / 380 - 5158.