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Gustav Mahler Privatuniversität für Musik

The Gustav Mahler Private University for Music (GMPU) in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee welcomes applications for the position of

University Assistant for Artistic Research

in the form of a part-time contractual employment (20 hours per week), with a fixed term starting 01.05.2023, ending 31.08.2025.

- Support of the university professorship Artistic Research in the implementation of a wide range of tasks.
- Administrative and organisational tasks as well as collaboration in projects of the professorship, especially in the development of the artistic-scholarly doctoral programme and in the research field of Sound and Intermedia
- Participation in scholarly and artistic-pedagogical projects at the GMPU
- Supervision of graduation theses (up to Master’s level)
- Research and teaching incl. taking exams
- Organisation of workshops and conferences
- Cooperation with university and non-university partners
- Participation in academic self-administration, organisational, administrative and committee tasks as well as evaluation measures
Employment requirements:
- Completed Master’s degree or diploma in a relevant field (music or sound art) at a university in Austria or abroad.
- Experience in university teaching and research (desirable)
- Familiarity with the current discourse on artistic research and with interdisciplinary and collaborative practices (desirable)
-Own artistic practice, teaching or research experience in the field of sound and intermedia, e.g. sound installation, media art or computer music (desirable)
- High level of commitment and motivation for academic work
- Digital competence: IT user skills, especially office software, and handling databases and websites
- Very good written and spoken German and English skills
- Project management skills (desirable)
- Willingness to work collaboratively, and flexibility
- Ability to work in a team, organisational and communication skills

Required documents:
- Letter of motivation (in German)
- Curriculum vitae (incl. photo)
- Proof of education and practical experience
- Portfolio of selected projects (PDF, possibly links to sound or video examples)

Application deadline: 26.03.2023

We offer:
-An attractive position with creative freedom at Austria’s youngest music university
- A pleasant working atmosphere in a dynamic, motivated team
- Opportunities for further training

According to wkp2 as per GMPU official regulations. Gross monthly salary: € 1,848.85. A higher salary is available depending on professional experience.

Interested persons with appropriate qualifications are invited to send their meaningful and complete application preferably by e-mail to

(subject: Univ.Ass. AR):
Gustav Mahler Privatuniversität für Musik z.Hd. Frau Mikl, B.A. MA Mießtaler Straße 8 A-9020 Klagenfurt

If you have any questions regarding the job advertisement, please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rutz (

The applications remain at the private university. Applicants are not entitled to compensation for travel and accommodation expenses incurred during the admission procedure. The private university aims to increase the proportion of women among the academic, artistic and general university staff, especially in management positions, and therefore expressly invites qualified women to apply. In line with the social sustainability of the Gustav Mahler Private University for Music in Klagenfurt, which aims to take all diversity aspects into account, preference is given to people with additional support needs who have the same qualifications.

On behalf of the Rectorate: The Rector




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