Senior Lecturer (Diploma/Master)

The world is changing at an ever-faster pace. At the Johannes Kepler University Linz, we work on technologies and the ideas of tomorrow on a daily basis. At the same time, we educate over 24,000 young people to meet the demands of today’s job market. In short, we are Upper Austria’s largest institution for education and research. Are you interested in being a part of shaping the future of Austria’s most attractive campus university? We currently have a job opening for a:

Senior Lecturer (must hold a Diploma/Master’s degree) for a Full-time, temporary position (with option of a tenured position)

Job Duties:

  • Teaching in the field of language instruction and language competence in English with the following main topics: English for Specific Purposes – ESP in various degree programs (including economics, business informatics, sociology, cultural studies, human medicine) and Language competence for prospective English teachers in the Bachelor of Education (teacher training), on occasion possibly also in the Master of Education
  • In case a candidate is suitably qualified: occasional subject-specific teaching (e.g. English linguistics, literary studies or cultural studies) in the Bachelor of Education for the subject English
  • Teaching courses at all English language levels specified in the curricula
  • Implementation and administration of language examinations
  • Conception and development of course content in the area of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and English language competence
  • Participation in curricular working groups
  • Participation in team and department meetings
  • Communication with students
  • Candidates are expected to keep up-to-date with scholarly research relevant to their courses
  • Organization and administration of one’s own teaching
  • The total teaching load for full-time employment is 16 hours per week per semester
  • Depending on applications, a full-time position may be divided into two part-time positions

Your Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate must hold a completed diploma/master’s or teaching degree in English language and literature, TEFL/TESOL or an equivalent tertiary qualification in the field of ESP and applied English language teaching
  • Several years of independent teaching experience in the field of English as a foreign language or English for Specific Purposes at a tertiary and/or secondary educational institution
  • Experience in at least one or more of the following subject areas of specialized English language: Business English, English for Social Scientists, Medical English, English for Business Informatics, Academic Writing, Intercultural and/or Communicative Skills for Business
  • Experience in developing course content for English as a foreign language as well as English for Specific Purposes, ideally also in the context of English language teacher education at tertiary level
  • Some experience in teaching subject-specific courses (e.g. English linguistics, literature, cultural studies) or didactics in English language teacher education is advantageous
  • Knowledge of the Austrian education system is advantageous
  • International (work) experience is advantageous
  • Communication, cooperation and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to work in a team
  • Excellent language skills in English and good language skills in German (English level C2, German level B2)

What We Offer:

  • On the basis of full-time employment (40 hours/week) the minimum salary in accordance with the collective agreement is € 3,578.80 gross per month (14 x per year, CA Job Grade: B1)
  • Stable employer
  • Attractive campus environment with good public transportation connections
  • Attractive continual educational opportunities
  • State-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • Dynamic research environment
  • Broad range of on-campus dining services/healthy meals (organic food at the cafeteria)
  • Exercise and sports classes (USI)
  • …and much more

Application Deadline:

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants with disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.


If you have questions, please contact Univ. Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise Pitzl-Hagin, E-mail:

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Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz

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