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Paris Lodron University Salzburg
Call for applications for the
position as Rector of the Paris
Lodron University Salzburg
According to the regulations of the Universitätsgesetz
2002 (UniversityAct 2002)
the position as
of the Paris Lodron University Salzburg is to be filled as of 1st of October 2019.
The University of Salzburg was founded in 1622. Today, it consists of four
faculties with about 18.000 students and 2.800 employees. It is the largest
educational institution in Salzburg. As an integral component of the cultural
and economic life, it is a place of encounter between lecturers and students
as well as the scientific community and the public. Many institutions of the
Paris Lodron University are housed in architecturally charming buildings
located in the historic centre of Salzburg. The modern university campus is
composed of the Faculty of Natural Sciences in Freisaal and the Unipark
Nonntal, which was completed in 2011. Facilities in Itzling and Rif as well
as in Linz, Krems and Vienna complement the infrastructure. The University
of Salzburg offers a wide range of educational opportunities. Students can
choose between 32 fields of study. They are divided into Bachelor, Master,
Doctorate and Diploma studies. Students can choose to specialize in certain
areas or can complete complementary courses in interdisciplinary areas as
part of their studies. Furthermore, the University of Salzburg offers numerous
extra-occupational university courses, which in part are done in cooperation
with external educational institutions. Excellent results are achieved in the
area of fundamental research as well as applied research at the University of
Salzburg. This is documented by the growing number of publications and third
party funded projects. Research is conducted within the faculties, focus centres
and specialized institutions as well as in the Christian-Doppler-Laboratories.
The research-led teaching is a trademark of the University, which all students
and especially the young academics benefit from.
The Rector is selected by the University Council from a shortlist of three
candidates proposed by the Senate for a term of four years (01.10.2019 -
30.09.2023), a re-election is permitted. The work involved with this position is
based on a target agreement as well as an employment contract, both to be
concluded with the University Council.
Applicants for the position as Rector should have international experience and
the ability to lead the University organisationally and economically. Furthermore,
a completed university education including a doctorate is required. Candidates
should also have experience in the organisation of reform processes, skills
regarding academic research and teaching, leadership, integration and
communication skills, personnel management and development, knowledge
of the tertiary education sector as well as the scientific and research system
in Austria and internationally and knowledge of the Austrian administrative
organisation and university organisation.
The applications should document that the applicants fulfil the qualification
requirements as mentioned above. Apart from the usual application documents,
a description of the conceptual ideas regarding the leadership and further
development of the University is expected. It is furthermore expected that the
applicants are willing to present themselves and their ideas in a public hearing.
The University of Salzburg aspires to increase the share of women in executive
positions and specifically encourages qualified women to apply for the position.
Travel expenses and other costs arising due to the application cannot be
Applications must be sent to the Chairman of the University Council of the
University of Salzburg, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Georg Lienbacher, Office of the University
Council, Kapitelgasse 4, A-5020 Salzburg or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 15th of October 2018.