Job offer

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

University Professorship for Trombone

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 advertised professorship at the Institute Oberschützen offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and opens up a wide range of synergies, since here – unique in Austria – all orchestral instruments can be studied at one institute.

Your duties

• teaching, particularly in the main artistic subject Trombone in the fields of study Instrumental Studies (Orchestral Instruments) as well as Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy

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

• networking and communication with the institutes of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (especially 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 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, equivalent artistic aptitude

• outstanding personality with the highest artistic qualification for the position, especially in orchestral playing

• outstanding pedagogical and didactic competence

• teaching experience at a tertiary level

• outstanding international artistic career

• experience in solo playing, chamber music as well as contemporary music

• openness for new professional fields

• 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: Full-time

Salary: The collective agreement specifies a minimum monthly gross salary, currently € 5,826.50 (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 111/23 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
Full time
Minimal education
Experience level
Mid level
Language requirements
English, German
Working language(s)
German, English


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