Job offer

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – Institute of Voice, Lied and Oratorio – is offering a position for a

University Professorship for Voice

with likely commencement in the winter semester 2023/24 and based on § 99 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 the current trends in contemporary arts. We engage with international developments in the arts, pedagogy and research and question the significance of art and culture in society. Teachers and students work cooperatively in this process. We see the potential of gender, diversity and sustainability as an opportunity for transformation of the artistic and cultural sector, and for the further development of our institution.

Tasks areas

• teaching in the main artistic subject of Voice, not only in the Vocal and Opera Faculties but     also for the curriculum “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

• independent teaching, examining and mentoring of students

• 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

Employment Requirements

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

• outstanding personality with the highest artistic qualification for the position

• outstanding international artistic career as well as wide experience in the international             opera and/or concert scene

• comprehensive knowledge of different musical styles

• outstanding pedagogical and didactic competence

• teaching experience at a tertiary level

• 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: Temporary employment contract in accordance with § 25 of the collective agreement for university employees for a period of 2 years. The appointment may only be extended after an appointment procedure has been carried out in accordance with § 98 of the Universities Act.

Level of employment: full-time

Salary: The collective agreement specifies a minimum monthly salary, currently € 5,826.50 gross (14 x annually); a higher salary may be negotiated.

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

Application deadline: 22.03.2023

Applications should be sent electronically with the reference 12/23 to

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


Deadline for application
22 Mar, 2023
Start date
01 Oct, 2023