Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU)

Professor of Experimental Physics

Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU)

Linz, Austria

In accordance with § 94 Sec. 2 subpara. 1 of the 2002 Austrian Universities Act, the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces a faculty opening for a University Professor of Experimental Physics

The Johannes Kepler University Linz invites applications for a permanent position under private law for a
Professor of Experimental Physics
to begin immediately. The appointment is in accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities Act. An evaluation of the professorship will take place after 5 years.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct and pursue outstanding high-quality and internationally visible research.

The academic area of specialization of the professorship should fit with the existing activities of the Physics Department in the areas of soft matter and/or biological and biologically inspired materials. Ideally, the research fields shall be predominantly from the area of experimental physics and shall include several of the following fields:

  • Physical properties and dynamics of polymeric or molecular systems
  • Functional materials for applications in sensing, bioelectronics or soft robotics
  • Functional adaption and optimisation of biomolecular or biomimetic machines
  • Design and engineering of functional biopolymers

The successful candidate for the professorship position is expected to develop a research strategy aimed at cross-departmental collaboration with groups at the Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences, Medicine, the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT), as well as together with research groups in Austria and abroad.

Applicants for the position must have a venia docendi (habilitation-degree) or a comparable qualification. An adequate participation in research foci and curricula of the JKU as well as in the university self-governance is expected.

Please see the job opening for a detailed job description online at

If you have any questions in regards to the job profile, please contact Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Klar,

A gross salary above the minimum amount (currently € 71.822,80, as stated in the collective agreement) will be voluntarily offered subject to negotiation.

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the percentage of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants who have physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

Prospective applicants interested in the position are requested to electronically send a complete application in adherence to the stated criteria in the job profile, together with the requested documentation (including an application form and current CV) to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz under by March 4, 2020. If documents cannot be sent electronically, they are to be sent in quintuplet copy and should arrive at the Rector’s office no later than one week after the end of the application deadline.


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Professor of Experimental Physics