Full Professor of Geoenergy Production Engineering

Leoben University


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Geoenergy Production Engineering


As of October 1, 2022, the position of a university professor in the form of a permanent employment contract under private law at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben according to the Salaried Employees Act is to be filled at the Chair of Petroleum Engineering.



The candidate should be an internationally recognized person who represents the subject "Geoenergy Production Engineering" at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben in research and teaching. The advertised teaching and research area include the production of geogenic fluids as an energy carrier, the injection of fluids into the subsurface and the required process technology. Topics such as geothermal energy recovery and the geological storage of carbon dioxide and hydrogen are to be focal points.


Requirements for the appointment as a university professor are a completed university degree and a doctorate in an area relevant to the subject. The habilitation or an equivalent scientific qualification is required. Several years of industrial experience is desirable.


The department is involved in international study and research programs worldwide. Further prerequisites are pedagogical and didactic aptitude in the relevant subject area including the application of new media in teaching, qualification as a manager and command of English and German.


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 Montanuniversitaet 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 € 5.321,70 gross (14 x annually). With the appropriate qualification, a higher remuneration is subject to the appointment negotiations.

The Montanuniversitaet 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 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 MUL

• Presentation of the planned teaching concept with regard to teaching at MUL

• Presentation of the planned networking within MUL


The documents are to be sent in electronic form up to and including October, 8th, 2021 to the Rector of the Montanuniversitaet 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-GPE- first name -second name.zip” under the following link: https://oc.unileoben.ac.at/index.php/s/bkDwyL7l3VEtqRw


The chairman of the appointment committee can provide further information on request:

Univ.-Prof. Dipl. Ing. Dr. techn. Harald Raupenstrauch, Franz-Josef-Straße 18, A-8700 Leoben, Austria, Tel.: +43-3842-402-5800 e- mail: harald.raupenstrauch@unileoben.ac.at


The Rector

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

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