Full Professor of Electrochemical Energy Conversion

Leoben University


 Advertisement for a position at the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria as

Full Professor

for the subject

Electrochemical Energy Conversion

According to § 98 UG


As of October 1, 2022, the position of a university professor (full professor) in the form of a permanent employment contract under private law at the Montanuniversität Leoben according to the Salaried Employees Act is to be filled at the Chair of Physical Chemistry.

At the Montanuniversität Leoben, researchers and students work on solutions for the world of tomorrow in the areas of “smart materials”, “advanced resources” and “sustainable processes”: Where research becomes the future!

The applicant should be a person of international scientific standing who represents the subject of electrochemical energy conversion in research and teaching.

The candidate's research focus should be in the field of Electrochemical Energy Conversion with reference to physical chemistry. Experience in the areas of development, manufacture and comprehensive characterization of functional materials for electrochemical energy conversion for applications in the field of future energy technologies is advantageous.

In teaching, lectures on physical chemistry are to be held in the English and German bachelor's and master's degree programs. Moreover, courses have to be offered from the subject to be filled. Supervision of bachelor and master theses, as well as dissertations is expected.

Employment requirements are a domestic or equivalent foreign university degree, a relevant doctorate, as well as a habilitation, which includes the subject to be filled with reference to physical chemistry, or an equivalent scientific qualification. Further prerequisites are pedagogical and didactic aptitude including the application of new media in teaching as well as the qualification as a manager.

Experience in the acquisition and implementation of funded research projects on a national and international level with scientific and industrial cooperation partners is of great importance. Applications for funded research projects are expected.

In addition to a high level of personal motivation for scientific excellence in research and teaching, we expect a responsible way of working as well as the ability to collaborate in research teams and to inspire colleagues and students. We assume that you enjoy working with people in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented environment, as well as we expect scientific integrity and problem-solving skills.

We offer diversified and independent working conditions. You can expect a team-oriented working atmosphere, as well as extensive training and development opportunities. The Montanuniversität promotes career paths and offers excellent framework conditions for social diversity in a contemporary working environment.

The classification and remuneration are based on the collective agreement of the universities in the application group A1. In this classification, the collective agreement monthly wage for full-time employment is € 5321,70 gross (14 x annually). With the appropriate qualification, a higher remuneration is subject to the appointment negotiations.

The Montanuniversität Leoben aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore, expressly encourages qualified women to apply. If they have the same qualifications, women are given priority.

The following documents must be submitted in German or English:

  • Motivation letter
  • Comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the ORCID number)
  • Complete list of publications including citation statistics
  • Enclosure of the five most important publications with significant participation, showing the motivation why these publications were selected
  • Proof of the stated employment requirements
  • Presentation of previous research and teaching activities
  • List of the projects acquired and documentation of selected relevant projects
  • Presentation of the research concept with regard to the planned activity at Montanuniversität Leoben
  • Presentation of the planned teaching concept with regard to teaching at Montanuniversität Leoben
  • Presentation of the planned networking within Montanuniversität Leoben


Applications should be sent in electronic form up to and including August 20, 2021 to the Rector of the Montanuniversität Leoben, Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c. Wilfried Eichlseder, Franz-Josef-Straße 18, A-8700 Leoben, Austria. Please upload your documents as a single zip file with the filename "MUL-BKEE-Firstname-Lastname.zip" under the following link:


The chairman of the appointment committee can provide further information on request. (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Prohaska, Franz-Josef-Straße 18, A-8700 Leoben, Austria, Tel.: +43-3842-402-1200, e-mail: thomas.prohaska@unileoben.ac.at, URL: http://www.unileoben.ac.at.)


The Rector

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c. Wilfried Eichlseder

In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com