University Professor for Performance and Theatre Studies

With over 2,200 highly talented students from 70 countries and 5 continents,
around 550 teachers and almost 100 different degree programs, the Mozarteum
University Salzburg has enjoyed an outstanding reputation for decades. In addition
to its role as an excellent educational institution, it has also established itself as a
prominent cultural institution and is one of the most important employers in the

The Mozarteum University Salzburg is looking for a highly qualified and dynamic
individual to join the team from the winter semester 2024/2025 at the earliest.

The following position is therefore being advertised:
University Professor (f/m/d)
for Performance and Theatre Studies
Number: 1115/1-2024

(The appointment procedure will be as set out in Universitätsgesetz 2002, § 98.
The appointment is for a permanent position.)

The Mozarteum University Salzburg (MOZ) is looking for a committed scholar in
theatre and performance studies with a proven international and transdisciplinary
The successful candidate will have a research focus on contemporary global theatre
and performance arts (possibly with an emphasis on the role of performing
arts for democracy and freedom), including transcultural aspects, with further expertise
in one or more specialized areas.

The applicant will have a track record of excellence in the field, supported by innovative
theoretical-methodological approaches, and a demonstrable commitment
to teaching at all levels, including Diploma, BA, MA and PhD. Professional experience
in the artistic field of theatre/performance is desirable.
The applicant will be expected to demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively
with colleagues within Mozarteum University Salzburg as well as in an inter-institutional
context with the Department of History of Art, Music and Dance at the
University of Salzburg (PLUS) and the inter-university organization science and
art (MOZ and PLUS). The first task will be the (co-)development of an artisticacademic
MA programme “Performance Studies/Dramaturgy”, implemented as
an interuniversity co-operation between MOZ and PLUS.”.

Additional employment requirements
• a completed domestic or equivalent foreign university education
(doctorate) in theatre and performance studies or a closely related field,
as appropriate to the position
• relevant habilitation (venia docendi/venia legendi) or equivalent scholarly
qualification or achievements
• a strong research portfolio, as demonstrated by a record of scholarly
publications in reputable journals and academic presses, and recognised
standing within the international scholarly community
• experience in developing and managing inter- and transdisciplinary
research projects
• experience in securing external research funding
• proven excellence in university teaching, with experience at both
undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Substantial teaching experience.
• competence in gender and anti-discrimination issues
• strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to engage
professionally with students, colleagues, and the wider community
• good written and spoken German and English

In addition, the following is expected
• willingness and ability to take on leadership roles and to participate in
departmental and university committees,
• a commitment to sustainability
• to choose the Salzburg region as their place of residence

Remuneration is in accordance with the collective agreement for university employees
in the A1 category and currently amounts to at least € 6,362.50 gross
monthly salary at the basic level (at 100% employment level). This corresponds
to an annual gross salary of € 89,075 (14 monthly salaries). Both the salary and
all other details of the employment contract may be the subject of employment
contract negotiations.

Travel and accommodation costs associzted with the interview and selection processes
will not be reimbursed.”

The Mozarteum University Salzburg strives to increase the proportion of women
in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages female applicants to
apply. Women with equal qualifications will be given priority. People with disabilities
who are suitably qualified are also expressly encouraged to apply. The Mozarteum
University Salzburg is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to
promoting diversity and inclusion.

Applications with the usual application materials
(a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of academic publications,
courses taught, teaching evaluations, teaching certificates,
relevant current and future research projects, and information
on other activities worthy of consideration) are requested online
by 15.06.2024 at the latest at the following


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