• Representation of the subject in research and teaching
  • Promoting young academics and supervising dissertations
  • Implementation of basic and special lectures in the bachelor’s and master’s degree psychology as well as participation in the doctoral program (PhD Psychology)
  • Participation in university management
  • Developing research strategies and leading future research projects at the department Faculty of Psychology


  • MSc and PhD title in psychology or a discipline (cognitive sciences, neurosciences) relevant to the subject, as well as a relevant habilitation or equivalent scientific achievements
  • Excellent research qualification in developmental psychology, proven by internationally competitive research and publication performance over the last five years
  • Relevant university teaching experience and highly indecisive decisive competence in the field of developmental psychology and developmental psychopathology
  • Leadership skills, communication skills and excellent teamworking
  • A clear vision on future developments in the respective fields of research
  • An extensive national and international academic network

The following are desirable:

  • Research focus in the field of developmental psychology and developmental psychopathology with a focus on concepts of resilience and the methods of developmental intervention and evaluation in childhood and adolescence
  • Further research areas in one or more of the following areas: (1) Biological psychology and neurosciences, (2) General psychology, (3) Health psychology
  • Experience with the acquisition of third-party funds and in the management of third-party projects
  • Experience with interdisciplinary and international cooperation

The scope of the professorship is that the future professor will move the work center to Milan, Italy (including close work relation with the Faculty of Psychology in Vienna).

The university aims to increase the proportion of women in scientific staff, especially in management functions, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Women are given priority with equal qualifications. People with disabilities or chronic diseases who meet the required qualifications are expressly invited to apply. The university particularly welcomes applications from people with a migration background.

Your application, consisting of a maximum of five-page compulsory part, a complete list of publications and lectures and the courses of the past five academic years as well as any supplementary documents (e.g. lecturing courses) should be handed in electronically for the attention of the Rector’s Office Director, Mrs. Karin Dlouhy, MSc. (karin.dlouhy@sfu.ac.at).

Quantitative research indicators (H-index and number of citations according to Web of Science and Google Scholar, third-party funding) should be indicated. Please attach a research concept (max 3 pages), a list of third-party funded projects as well as three representative publications to your application.

The transmission of the above mentioned part is a necessary condition for your valid application. For further information regarding the content of your application please contact the Head of the Dean’s office, Faculty of Psychology, Mag. Peter Lasinger (peter.lasinger@sfu.ac.at).

There is no entitlement to compensation for travel and subsistence expenses incurred as a result of the admission procedure.

The deadline for applications is the 30th September, 2021.