Job offer

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Institute of Oberschützen, is offering a position
for a
University Professorship for Percussion Instruments

which presumably can be taken up in the winter semester 2022/23 and is based on § 98 of the Universities Act and § 25 of the Collective Agreement for University Employees, in the form of a full-time contractual position. An overpayment of the minimum monthly salary, which has been determined by the collective agreement and which currently is € 5,321.70 gross (14 payments annually) can be agreed.
Tasks areas

  • teaching especially in the subject of Percussion Instruments in the Instrumental Studies (Orchestra Instruments) as well as Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy  
  • responsible representation and promotion of the field in its entirety, in particular in the advancement and appreciation of the arts
  • networking and communication with the other institutes of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (especially the Institutes of Wind and Percussion Instruments as well as Music Education) in the sense of sustainable cooperation within the university
  • 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 organizational, administrative and evaluation duties 

Basic Employment Requirements

  • a degree from an Austrian or comparable foreign educational institute appropriate to the position, or an equivalent artistic aptitude
  • skills and/or experience in dealing with Gender and Diversity 

II.  Specific Employment Requirements

  • outstanding personality with the highest artistic qualification for the position to be filled, especially in orchestral playing
  • excellent international artistic career
  • outstanding pedagogical and didactic competency 

Expected are

  • teaching experience at the tertiary level
  • experience in solo playing, chamber music and contemporary music
  • openness for new professional fields 

The application documents will be kept by the university.
Interested candidates with the appropriate qualifications are invited to submit their written application including documents verifying the employment requirements listed above by 26 August 2021 in a PDF-file by e-mail to: using the identification number 29/21. If necessary, sound recordings or DVDs can be sent by mail.
The university is striving to increase the proportion of women in its artistic staff and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Women will be given preference in the case of equal qualification.
Applicants are not entitled to compensation for the travel and lodging expenses that arise during the application procedure.
Following the concept of social sustainability at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, which interprets all aspects of special requirements, persons with special needs will be given preference in the case of equal qualification.
On behalf of the Rectorate
Georg Schulz

Job description

Job type/category
Minimal education
Minimal experience
5 Years+ Experience
Other location
Language requirements
Working language(s)


Deadline for application
26 Aug, 2021
Start date
19 May, 2021