Professorship of Fish Health

University of Veterinary Medicine


Announcement of a professorship for "Fish Health" in accordance with § 98 of the UG

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) is internationally
renowned for its teaching and research in veterinary medicine, as well as being much in
demand as a collaboration partner. The modern campus houses teaching and research
facilities and the only veterinary teaching and research hospital in Austria. It hosts around
2300 students and 1400 staff members. The Vetmeduni Vienna is distinguished by its
striving for excellence in teaching, research and the service units, as well as through
continuous dialogue with society.

The Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health of the University of
Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is accepting applications for a full professor for "Fish Health"
in accordance with § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act.
The professorship is affiliated with the University Clinic for Poultry and Fish Medicine.

Field of activity

The central task of the incoming professor is the representation and further development of
the subject "fish health" in research, teaching and clinical services. In cooperation with the
institutes and clinics of the department, the professorship has access to state-of-the-art
facilities with excellent research and teaching facilities. Furthermore, the Department houses
the National Reference Laboratory for Fish Diseases.

In research, the newly appointed professor is expected to develop an independent research
programme in the field of fresh water fish and/or farmed fish (aquaculture) and to acquire
competitive third-party funding.

In teaching, the successful candidate shall cover all aspects of the entire field of fish health in
the veterinary curriculum. Additional foci will be the support and mentoring of young
undergraduate and postgraduate academics in the field of fish health, as well as the
postgraduate education in the respective area. Another important task will be the supervision
of bachelor, master, diploma or postgraduate (doctorate or PhD) theses at the Vetmeduni

The newly appointed professor is also expected to coordinate, maintain and optimize clinical
services in fish health.

The jobholder´s duties will further include participation in national and international boards
and cooperation with relevant authorities.

Required training, qualifications and skills

• Degree in veterinary medicine, animal science, biology or a related field (incl. a doctoral
degree / PhD or equivalent)
• Several years of internationally visible, independent research activities in the area of fish
• Acquisition of competitive third-party funding
• Proven academic teaching experience
• Very good command of English (B2 or higher)

Required interdisciplinary skills

• Distinct communication and presentation skills
• Strong leadership and social skills, ability to lead a team
• Economic and strategic thinking and acting
• Decision-making ability and assertiveness

Additionally desired qualifications and skills

• Experience in international cooperations
• Didactic training
• Good command of German (the acquisition of German language skills to at least level
B1 within 2-3 years is expected and will be supported if necessary)

Salary scheme:

Salary scheme of the Collective Bargain Agreement for University Staff, job group A1

Minimum salary:

The minimum salary according to the Collective Bargain Agreement for University Staff is
€ 74.503,80 gross/year (14 monthly payments). A higher salary may be agreed on during the
appointment negotiations. The professorship is a permanent position.

Application deadline: 15.02.2021
Reference no.: B_FIM_2021

To apply for this position, please send your documents in English to the Office of the Senate
at the University of Veterinary Medicine, by e-mail to
The application documents should comprise
• Letter of application including a brief description of
o Current research interests and research plans for the near future
o Previous and planned focuses in academic teaching and supervision of young
• Curriculum vitae including
o Information on "esteem factors" (e.g. editorial board experience, board
memberships in scientific societies or programme committees)
o List of presentations given including information on invited keynote lectures at
international conferences
o List of third-party funds acquired (topic, duration, origin, volume) as well as
inventions/patents, if applicable
o List of academic lectures and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses
o Information on previous experience in organization, management and leadership
• List of publications including identification of the five most important publications in
terms of the advertised professorship
• Further evidence of the applicant's training, qualifications and knowledge required by
the call for applications

Applications are free of charge.

Presentations and interviews with the candidates are scheduled for June 10-11, 2021.
The Vetmeduni Vienna aims to increase the proportion of female staff, particularly in senior
positions. It is striving to attain a balanced representation of men and women, especially on
its scientific staff. Applications from qualified women are therefore particularly requested. If
women are underrepresented (below 50%), female applicants who are as well qualified as
the best qualified male applicants will be given preference, provided that there are no strong
reasons for favoring a particular male candidate.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is proud to hold the certificate "hochschuleundfamilie"- University and
Family. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with families. We also
encourage people with disabilities to apply.

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