The University of Innsbruck is looking for a University Professor for Sport Science with a Focus on Sports Economics. Apply before April 1, 2019

The position, at the Department of Sport Science at the Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science, will be based on a permanent civil law employment contract with the university in accordance with § 98, UG 2002 [University Act].


This professorship is intended to continue and expand research and teaching in the field of sport economics, while also defining own focus areas; an integration of the topics sports tourism, sports management and sports sociology is desirable.

Close cooperation with the institute’s chairs of performance physiology, sport and exercise psychology, neurophysiology and biomechanics, as well as with the Faculty of Economics and Statistics and the Faculty of Business and Management is expected. Participation in the research centers Alpine Sport, Tourism and Leisure, as well as in the planned research center Prevention and Health over the Lifespan is desired.

The teaching responsibilities include the supervision of sport-economic, sport-tourism, sport- management and sport sociology-related courses in the teaching programs of sports management, physical education, and sports science. Supervision of master / diploma theses and dissertations is expected.

Transfer of knowledge into society through appropriate publications, lectures, and further education is an additional goal.

    1. a pertinent degree in higher education in Austria or the equivalent abroad with a focus on sports economics;
    2. venia legendi or equivalent teaching qualification;
    3. publications in international peer-reviewed journals;
    4. involvement in international research;
    5. relevant international experience;
    6. strong didactic skills;
    7. experience in attracting research funding; h) leadership and management skills.

Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2019 at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck, Fakultäten Servicestelle, Standort Innrain 52f, A- 6020 Innsbruck (

The Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore particularly welcomes applications from qualified women. In case of equal qualifications for the position, women will be given priority when filling this vacancy.

The basic salary is based on the collective bargaining agreement for university employees. Professors are in the remuneration group A 1. For this position the monthly gross salary is €5.005,10 Euro (14 x). Depending on qualification and experience a higher salary can be a topic in the negotiations with the rector. Beyond that the university offers attractive additional benefits (

The application documents should include: an academic curriculum vitae detailing the candidate’sscientific and professional career, a list of scientific publications, lectures and other scientific output, a description of completed, ongoing and planned research and teaching activities and the five most important publications. The application documents are to be submitted digitally (CD, e- mail, etc.) and must be in English. Submission in paper form is optional.

The full, authoritative text in German (published in the official bulletin of the University of Innsbruck of January 2, 2019) as well as additional information on the current status of the application process may be found at:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann Märk, Rector

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