University Professor of ACTIVE MOBILITY: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN LEISURE AND DAILY LIFE – University of Innsbruck (Austria)

University Professor of ACTIVE MOBILITY: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN LEISURE AND DAILY LIFE – University of Innsbruck (Austria)

The University of Innsbruck invites applications for the position of


(BMK Endowed Professorship Active Mobility: Physical Activity in Leisure and Daily Life)

at the Department of Sport Science at the Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science.

It is a position in accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities’ Act (Universitätsgesetz – UG) and will be based on a civil-law employment contract with the University on the basis of the Salaried Employees Act (Angestelltengesetz). The contract will be concluded for an unlimited period; the extent of employment is 100%.

The tender takes place within the framework of an endowed professorship funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK).

Responsibilities include


The chair-holder is to represent the subject of “Active Mobility: Physical activity in Leisure and Daily Life” both in research and teaching with a focus on interdisciplinary mobility research, especially in the area of promoting active forms of mobility and associated Physical activity in leisure and daily life at the interface of health, climate and economics (especially tourism).

The university is seeking an outstanding personality who has already gained experience in the field of active mobility and a least one of the research fields “Sport, Physical activity, and Health”, “Mobility and Transport” or “Economics and Society” with relevant domestic and international publications in recognized organs, including peer-reviewed publications, and who shows willingness to further develop this interdisciplinary research area.

She/he will seek close cooperation with the units of the faculty’s research areas “Sports Economics”, “Sport and Exercise Psychology”, “Performance Physiology and Prevention”, “Neurophysiology of Movement” and “Biomechanics” and the faculty’s key research areas “Health and Prevention over the Life Span” and “Alpine Sports” and also participate in the faculty-spanning key research entre “Tourism and Recreation”, especially in close collaboration with the “Unit of Intelligent Transport Systems”. These points should be addressed in the application. In addition, cooperative relationships with public and commercial bodies should be built, including in particular relationships with those institutions that already provide funding or support for the professorial endowment or that can be attracted by the professorship. Project experience with practical relevance would be desirable.

In teaching, the future professor needs to contribute to/cover the subject area of “Active Mobility in Leisure and Daily Life” with a focus on “Development and Implementation of Active Mobility to Protect the Climate and Promote Health” on all three levels of the Bologna System (B.A., M.A., PhD)/in the relevant courses of the Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science. Beyond that she/he is expected to participate in appropriate Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in other faculties and in the planning and implementation of a faculty-spanning Master’s programme “Active Mobility”.

Personal involvement in academic administration and self-governance as well as in the institute’s and faculty’s working groups will form another essential duty.


Employment Requirements include


a) a degree in higher education in Austria or the equivalent abroad, pertinent to the position;
b) pertinent habilitation or comparable qualification (e.g. senior lecturer, associate professor);
c) research experience in the field of “Active Mobility” and in at least one of the following areas: “Sport, Physical activity, and Health”; “Mobility and Transport”; “Economics and Society”
d) publications in leading international peer-reviewed academic journals;
e) proven competence in methods applicable to social sciences, sport science, economics and/or transport science;
f) evidence of involvement in international research through subject-relevant international publications, contacts and experience;
g) interdisciplinary work, preferably in the fields of economics and management (especially tourism), sport science, mobility or health sciences;
h) experience in acquiring and managing external research funds;
i) pronounced teaching skills;
j) leadership skills;
k) the ability to teach in German and English in the medium term.


Your application must have arrived by



at Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Fakultäten Servicestelle Standort Innrain 52f, A-6020 Innsbruck (


The University of Innsbruck is committed to increasing the percentage of female employee especially in leading positions and therefore explicitly invites women to apply. In the case of equivalent qualifications, women will be given preference.

In line with the Collective Bargaining Agreement professors are in remuneration group A 1, i.e., for a full-term professorship the basic salary is 5.437,70 Euro (14 times). Depending on qualification and experience a higher salary and facilities may be negotiated with the Rector. The university also offers attractive additional benefits (

The application should include: a curriculum vitae with a description of your scholarly and professional career; a list of scientific publications, lectures and other academic and economic work and projects, including projects funded by third parties; a description of completed, current and intended research; the five most important works; a research and teaching concept and a list of courses held so far. All documents have to be submitted in digital form (CD-ROM, e-mail, etc.). Hardcopy (paper) is optional.

The full, authoritative text in German (published in the official bulletin of the University of 06.04.2022) can be found at

Up-to-date information on the state of the opening can be found at


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann Märk



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