Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and Professor (tenured) positions in Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)
Street Line 1: 
Am Campus 1
Lower Austria
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) invites applications for several open positions in all areas of astronomy.

We offer:

  • Thriving international and interdisciplinary research environment with English as the working language
  • State-of-the-art facilities and scientific support services (
  • Attractive salary and generous start-up package
  • Guaranteed annual base funding including funding for PhD students and postdocs
  • International graduate school with highly selective admissions criteria and a rigorous training program
  • Leadeership program¬†
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dual-career support packages
  • Childcare facilities on campus (for children aged 3 months until school age)

ISTA ( is an international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in mathematics, computer science, life sciences, and physical sciences. The Institute fosters an interactive, collegial, and supportive atmosphere, sharing space and resources between research groups whenever possible, and facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations. Our PhD program involves a multi-disciplinary course schedule and rotations in research groups, and we hire scholars from diverse international backgrounds. The campus of ISTA is located close to Vienna, one of the most livable cities in the world.

Assistant professors receive independent group leader positions with an initial contract of six years, at the end of which they are reviewed by international peers. A positive evaluation leads to promotion to the tenured professor position. 

Tenured positions are open to distinguished scientists with several years of experience leading research groups.

At ISTA, we promote a diverse and inclusive working environment and are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunities for all applicants, free of discrimination. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Take the next step in your academic career and apply at:

The closing date for applications is October 25, 2023.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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