Institution (Location)
University of Graz, Austria
Start Date
March 1, 2015
EUR 1741.70 gross/month
Position Description
With its 3,800 employees and 30,000 students, the University
of Graz
provides an exciting and varied work environment. Due to our
research and teaching competence we are a central institution for guaranteeing
that Styria remains a research and education location.
The Institute of
Sports Sciences is looking for a

Assistant with doctorate

(40 hours a week; fixed-term
employment for the period of 4 years; position to be filled as of March 1st,
2015 )


  • Independent and cooperative research in the field of
    Physical Activity and Public Health
  • Acquisition of third-party funds
  • Assisting in the supervision of PhD student(s)

Teaching – also practical courses – and
providing assistance to students at Bachelor and Master level

  • Participation in the institute´s organizational and
    administrative tasks

Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective
Agreement): B1

minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the
classification scheme is EUR 3483.30 gross/month. This minimum salary may be
higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other
earnings and remunerations.

Application Deadline: February 11th 2015

Reference Number: MB/38/99 ex 2014/15

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety.
You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous
possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of
the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and
enthusiasm for your job.

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of
women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore
encourages qualified women to apply.

Especially with regard to
academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet
the requirements of the advertised position.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

  • Completed Dissertation in the field of physical
    activity research
  • Excellent knowledge in physical activity research,
    including physical activity measurement methods, physical activity
    interventions, behavior change techniques
  • Experience in the realization of physical activity
    intervention or cohort studies
  • Excellent knowledge of quantitative research
    methodology and data analyses
  • Excellent reading and writing skills in English
  • Experience in conception and realization of research
  • Scientific publication activity in English
  • Scientific conference experience in English
  • Experience in writing of grant proposals (desirable)
  • Teaching experience (desirable)


  • Ability to work independently in research
  • Ability to work in teams and organizational skills
  • High motivation and interest to do research in the
    field of physical activity and public health
  • Excellent motivation to teach Bachelor and Master students
  • Willingness for personal improvement of professional
    knowledge and willingness to cooperate with national and international
    project partners
How to Apply
If you are interested, please submit your application documents
within the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your
application and please send your CV and photo to:
[email protected]

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz


Universitätsplatz 3

8010 Graz
For further questions you can contact Prof. van Poppel at
[email protected].