Job offer

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics – is offering a position beginning with 01st of March 2024 for a

University Assistant for Sonic Interaction Design

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. 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.

The Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz was founded in 1965 and is considered Austria's leading research institution in the field of audio technology. The IEM sees itself as an interface between science and art, between new technologies and musical practice. Scientific research and development covers the fields of acoustics as well as theoretical work and practical implementation of tasks in sound research, computer music and media art as well as sonification. Artistic research at the IEM focuses on the further development of artistic forms of expression and aesthetic issues. The institute runs the artistic study program Computer Music and Sound Art as well as the interdisciplinary education of the study program Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering together with the Graz University of Technology and the master study program Sound Design together with the FH Joanneum.

Your duties

  • independent teaching of courses and holding exams
  • independent research activities in the field of sonic interaction design and sonification,specifically by conducting experiments
  • supervision of students
  • participation is essential in research projects and teaching duties in the organisational unit
  • participation in examinations
  • participation in organisational, administrative and evaluation duties

Your profile

  • completion of a diploma or master’s degree in an appropriate professional study area
  • experience with sonic interaction design and/ or sonification
  • good knowledge of acoustics and psychoacoustics, especially evaluation methods
  • very good knowledge in digital signal processing
  • enjoyment of scientific and design work
  • your background contributes to the diversity of our team
  • sensitivity in dealing with gender and diversity

Experience in the field of Science Communication (Science Outreach) is welcome.

Contract: Temporary position limited to 4 years. The employment contract needs to include the completion of an academic doctoral degree in the field of Audio Engineering and Acoustics/ Sonic Interaction Design.

Level of employment: Part-time, employment extent of 75 % of full-employment

Pay: Collective agreement minimum monthly gross salary currently € 2,457.98 (14 x annually); a highersalary may be negotiated.

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

Application deadline: 01.12.2023

Reference number: 107/23

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 Years Experience
Language requirements
English, German,
Working language(s)
English, German,


Deadline for application
01 Dec, 2023
Start date
01 Mar, 2024