Job offer

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – Institute of Strings – is offering a position for a

University Professorship for Double Bass

with likely commencement in the winter semester 2025/26 and based on § 98 of the Universities Act.

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 professorship is intended as an interface between string bass playing from the 16th century to current developments on the double bass and thus also includes intensive co-operation with the Institute for Early Music and Performance Practice.

Your duties

• teaching, particularly in the main artistic subject Double Bass in the fields of study Instrumental Studies and Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy as well as in the main artistic subject Historical String Instruments/Violone

• responsible representation and promotion of the subject in its entirety, in particular in the development and practice of its arts-based activity and research

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

• participation in organisational, administrative and evaluation duties

Your profile

• relevant tertiary qualification from an Austrian or international institution or equivalent artistic aptitude

• outstanding personality with the highest artistic qualification for the position

• outstanding pedagogical and didactic competence

• an internationally outstanding artistic career as an orchestra musician

• extensive experience in the field of chamber music

• intensive study of historical performance practice in the field of violone (8 and 16 feet in various tunings) and string bass playing from the 16th century onwards

• competence and/or experience in the areas of gender and diversity

• If German is not the applicant’s native language, a willingness to learn German with the aim of reaching at least level B2 within a fixed period of time is assumed.

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

Level of employment: Part-time, employment extent of 50 % of full-employment

Salary: The collective agreement specifies a minimum monthly gross salary, currently € 3,181.25

(14x annually); a higher salary may be negotiated.

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.

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

Application deadline: 02.04.2024

Applications should be sent by e-mail with the reference number 112/23 to:

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 type
Part time
Minimal education
Experience level
Mid level
Other location
Language requirements
Other language requirement
Working language(s)


Deadline for application
02 Apr, 2024
Start date
01 Oct, 2025