Full Professorship for “Hygiene and Technology of Animal derived Food“

Job Location: 

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna - Austria

Closing date: 

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 23:45

Announcement of Full Professorship for “Hygiene and Technology of Animal derived Food“ in accordance with § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is active in teaching and research and provides services in connection with ensuring animal health. These tasks represent our contribution to maintaining health of humans and animals as well as producing safe food.

The Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health has a vacancy for a

Full Professorship of “Hygiene and Technology of Animal derived Food“ in accordance with § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act


The full professorship will be assigned to the newly established Institute for Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health, which provides access to state-of-the art research and teaching facilities. The successful candidate is expected to lead the Unit of Hygiene and Technology of Food.

The appointed candidate will be responsible for subject-related research, teaching, post gradual education and service in collaboration with farm animal clinics and further research partners at the Vetmeduni Vienna.

Research responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • Research activities in the field of food-related hazards from primary production onwards into food processing environments and final products, using an integrated “farm to fork” approach
  • The science of food technology-related parameters with special emphasis on the assurance of the safety of food
  • The development and evaluation of future and state of the art concepts for food quality assurance of animal derived foods including food safety related physico-chemical and sensoric aspects.

Academic duties will include teaching in frame of the curriculum for Veterinary Medicine, with special emphasis on the specialization track ‘Veterinary Public Health’. A further focus lays on participation in the post-gradual education of state veterinarians with regard to food science related aspects.


  • Study of Veterinary Medicine
  • “Habilitation” (venia docendi) in the field of food science or an internationally recognized equivalent qualification
  • Excellent scientific performance in the field of food science, as shown by an impressive portfolio of publications and extramural funding activities
  • International reputation and integration in the international scientific community
  • Profound expertise in food processing technologies, with special emphasis on the value chain for meat
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international food legislation and its implementation
  • Strong commitment to high-quality teaching, experience in university-level teaching and supervision of early-stage researchers in their academic careers
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English (B2)

Relevant Management/ Personal Skills:

  • Communicative personality
  • Leadership and social skills
  • Business and strategic thinking
  • Decision-making skills


  • Diplomate of the ECVPH
  • Good knowledge of German (at least B1) - candidates with a different mother tongue are expected to speak German fluently after 2-3 years

Minimum salary
The position will be associated with a full-time contract of employment and will be assigned to category A1 of the collective contract for university employees. The collective contract foresees a minimum monthly salary of (€ 5.130,20) payable 14 times per year. It may be possible to negotiate a higher salary during the hiring process.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is keen on increase the proportion of female staff, particularly in senior positions, and in accordance with § 41 of the 2002 Universities Act it is striving to attain a balanced representation of men and women, especially on its scientific staff. Applications from qualified women are thus particularly welcomed. 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.

Applications are to be submitted in writing and accompanied by the normal supporting documentation (cv, list of publications, summary of previous research and teaching activities, description of experience in organization and management, the three publications that the candidate feels are of highest quality), addressed to: Buero des Senates der Veterinaermedizinischen Universität Wien, Veterinaerplatz 1, A-1210 Wien and preferably sent in electronic form to senat@vetmeduni.ac.at at the latest by May, 5th 2019, marked with the identifier B_HTtL_2019.

The applications are free of charge. Applicants have no entitlement to reimbursement of any travel or accommodation costs they may incur as a result of the application procedure.

The presentations and interviews are expected to be held on October, 24th and 25th 2019.

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is proud to have been awarded the certificate “berufundfamilie” (career and family) and would be pleased to receive applications from candidates with families. Applications from people with special needs are also welcome.