Job offer

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – Centre for Gender Studies and Diversity – is offering a position beginning with October 1, 2023 for a

Senior Scientist (w/m/d) with a doctorate 

in the field of Theater or Music Studies

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – the KUG – with around 2,300 students at its campuses in Graz and Oberschützen, is an international university offering a wide range of courses in music and the performing arts. Located in the heart of Europe, we build on the cultural heritage of our region and at the same time explore and contribute to current trends in the contemporary arts. We engage with international developments in the arts, pedagogy and research, and explore the significance of art and culture in society. Teachers and students work cooperatively in this process. For researchers, our university offers an attractive environment. The focus is on music-related research, ranging from natural science and technology to social science and humanities approaches, and also includes artistic research. Theatre studies and gender research complete our research portfolio. We are committed to fostering gender mainstreaming, diversity, and sustainability in order to transform the artistic and cultural sector, as well as to further develop our institution.

Your duties

• participation in activities of the ZfGD (according to statutes)

• independent teaching of courses and holding exams

• independent research activities

• supervision of students

• participation is essential in research projects and teaching duties in the organizational unit • participation in examinations

• participation in university committees (e.g. senate, commissions)

• participation in organizational, administrative and evaluation duties

Your profile

  • completion of the doctorate in an appropriate professional study area (doctorate in musicology or theatre studies)
  • gender research in music theatre/drama including own research project
  • Post Doc Project (Habilitation project) is welcome
  • experience in the organization and implementation of third-party funded projects 
  • organization of events in the field of gender studies, diversity, and music theatre/drama:

    - cooperation with university departments
    - cooperation with non-university institutions
  • international networking in the field of theatre studies and musicology
  • competence and/or experience in the areas of gender and diversity

We offer you:

A scientific activity as well as a family-friendly and attractive working environment in a highly motivated team

Contract: Substitute position, from October 1, 2023 until September 30, 2026

Level of employment: Full-time

Salary: Collective agreement minimum monthly gross salary currently € 4,351.90 (14 x annually); a higher salary may be negotiated.

We look forward to receiving your written application including a cover letter and other documents (CV, certificates, list of publications, courses held etc.) to

Application deadline: 20.09.2023

Reference number: 96/23

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz aims to increase the proportion of women among its artistic and scientific staff and therefore explicitly invites qualified women to apply. In the event of underrepresentation, women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

Persons with disabilities or chronic illnesses who meet the required qualification criteria are expressly invited to apply.

Applicants are not entitled to compensation for the travel and lodging expenses that arise during the application procedure.

On behalf of the rectorate,

Georg Schulz

Job description

Job type/category
Minimal education
Minimal experience
1 - 3 Years Experience
Language requirements
English, German,
Working language(s)


Deadline for application
20 Sep, 2023
Start date
01 Oct, 2023


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