Job offer

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Institute of Composition, Theory of Music, History of Music and Conducting, is offering a position for a

University Professorship for Composition

presumably beginning with the winter semester 2023/24 and based on § 98 of the Universities Act.

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – the KUG – is an internationally renowned educational institution in the heart of Europe with campuses in Graz and Oberschützen. At 17 institutes, two doctoral schools and a centre for gender research, it offers highly qualified teaching and research as well as the development, exploration and analysis of the arts. The focus is on Artistic Citizenship and the connection between Austrian musical tradition and the innovative contemporary positioning. As a place of education and as an employer, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz sees itself as part of an open society that takes diversity into account through its work.

Tasks areas

· teaching particularly in the main artistic subject Composition in the field of Composition and Music Theory

· responsible representation and promotion of the field in its entirety, in particular in the arts-based research

· advising students beyond the purely artistic-crafts education

· cooperation and project leadership in University and non-University projects of contemporary art

· development of specific independent range of curricula as well as conduct of workshops

· active participation in the further development of the university’s teaching environment and its artistic and scholarly life, as well as helping shape the academic autonomy of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

· participation in organisational, administrative and evaluation duties

Employment Requirements

· a degree from an Austrian or comparable foreign educational institute that suits the position, or an equivalent artistic aptitude

· outstanding personality with the highest artistic qualification for the position to be filled

· outstanding pedagogical and didactic competency

· artistically outstanding activity with cosmopolitan charisma

· extensive, independent and distinctive compositional work of outstanding musical and artistic quality

· proof of a reflective approach to essential artistic, social and technological movements and developments

· experience and willingness to work in a pedagogical team

· competence and/or experience in the areas of Gender and Diversity

· If German is not the native language, it is assumed that there is the willingness to learn German with the aim of reaching at least level B2 within a fixed period of time.

Contract: indefinite employment contract according to § 25 of the collective agreement for university employees.

Level of employment: full-time

Pay: Collective agreement minimum monthly salary currently € 5,321.70 gross (14 x annually); any higher salary can be made the subject of appointment negotiations.

As the duties of the advertised position involve extensive contact with people and the KUG attaches particular importance to risk reduction in the time of the pandemic now and in the future, it is desirable that applicants are fully vaccinated against Corona.

We look forward to receiving your written application together with documents proving the above mentioned employment requirements.

End of application period: 21 March 2022

Applications should be sent electronically under reference 81/21 to

Job description

Job type/category
Minimal education
Minimal experience
5 Years+ Experience
Graz, Austria,
Language requirements
Working language(s)


Deadline for application
21 Mar, 2022
Start date
01 Oct, 2023