CALL FOR JOBS: University Professor (m/f/d) for Performance and Theatre Studies | Mozarteum University, Salzburg | Deadline: 15.06.2024

April 30, 2024 GTW

Stellenausschreibung - University Professor (m/f/d) for Performance and Theatre Studies

With over 2,200 highly talented students from 70 countries and 5 continents, around 550 teachers and almost 100 different degree programs, the Mozarteum University Salzburg has enjoyed an outstanding reputation for decades. In addition to its role as an excellent educational institution, it has also established itself as a prominent cultural institution and is one of the most important employers in the region.

The Mozarteum University Salzburg is looking for a highly qualified and dynamic individual to join the team from the winter semester 2024/2025 at the earliest.

The following position is therefore being advertised:

University Professor (m/f/d) for Performance and Theatre Studies

(Number: 1115/1-2024)

(The appointment procedure will be as set out in Universitätsgesetz 2002, § 98. The appointment is for a permanent position.)

The Mozarteum University Salzburg (MOZ) is looking for a committed scholar in theatre and performance studies with a proven international and transdisciplinary profile. The successful candidate will have a research focus on contemporary global theatre and performance arts (possibly with an emphasis on the role of performing arts for democracy and freedom), including transcultural aspects, with further expertise in one or more specialized areas.

The applicant will have a track record of excellence in the field, supported by innovative theoretical-methodological approaches, and a demonstrable commitment to teaching at all levels, including Diploma, BA, MA and PhD. Professional experience in the artistic field of theatre/performance is desirable.

The applicant will be expected to demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within Mozarteum University Salzburg as well as in an inter-institutional context with the Department of History of Art, Music and Dance at the University of Salzburg (PLUS) and the inter-university organization science and art (MOZ and PLUS). The first task will be the (co-)development of an artistic-academic MA programme “Performance Studies/Dramaturgy”, implemented as an inter-university co-operation between MOZ and PLUS.”.

Additional employment requirements

  • a completed domestic or equivalent foreign university education (doctorate) in theatre and performance studies or a closely related field, as appropriate to the position
  • relevant habilitation (venia docendi/venia legendi) or equivalent scholarly qualification or achievements
  • a strong research portfolio, as demonstrated by a record of scholarly publications in reputable journals and academic presses, and recognised standing within the international scholarly community
  • experience in developing and managing inter- and transdisciplinary research projects
  • experience in securing external research funding
  • proven excellence in university teaching, with experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Substantial teaching experience.
  • competence in gender and anti-discrimination issues
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to engage professionally with students, colleagues, and the wider community
  • good written and spoken German and English

In addition, the following is expected

  • willingness and ability to take on leadership roles and to participate in departmental and university committees,
  • a commitment to sustainability
  • to choose the Salzburg region as their place of residenceRemuneration is in accordance with the collective agreement for university employees in the A1 category and currently amounts to at least € 6,362.50 gross monthly salary at the basic level (at 100% employment level). This corresponds to an annual gross salary of € 89,075 (14 monthly salaries). Both the salary and all other details of the employment contract may be the subject of employment contract negotiations.

Travel and accommodation costs associated with the interview and selection processes will not be reimbursed.

The Mozarteum University Salzburg strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages female applicants to apply. Women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

People with disabilities who are suitably qualified are also expressly encouraged to apply. The Mozarteum University Salzburg is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion.

Applications with the usual application materials (a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of academic publications, courses taught, teaching evaluations, teaching certificates, relevant current and future research projects, and information on other activities worthy of consideration) are requested online by 15.06.2024 at the latest at the following link:


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