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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 (University Act 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.
For the University Council
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Georg Lienbacher