University professor of Dance Technique in connection with Dance Science

Where: Linz, Austria

Extent of Teaching Hours: 11 hours/week

Salary Classification LD 8 of Oö. Gehaltsgesetz 2001,

gross annual salary starting at EUR 28.203,03

Starting date: 1.3.2018

Anton Bruckner Private University for Music, Drama and Dance in Linz, Austria, is currently seeking a qualified candidate proficient in the artistic field as well as in field-related arts-based research.

Expertise and skills sought:

o        Solid practice/teaching experience in teaching dance techniques including ballet and contemporary dance (with both students and professionals)

o        Extensive experience in teaching up-to-date methodological approaches developed in detail

o        Ample knowledge in the teaching of dance techniques as well as in the fields of anatomy, physiology and training theory, somatics and psychology

o        The ability to creatively develop different methodologies and teaching formats in dance classes especially in relation to academic research for the Bachelor and Master programmes

o        Competence in providing dance technique lessons for all levels at the Institute for Dance (BA and MA)

o        Active participation in the academic discourse in regard to dance, especially with regard to the relevance of theory in practice

o        Significant development of dance science studies and research in cooperation with international dance institutions


o        Long-term experience in teaching practice in various professional fields (Teaching Languages: German and English)

o        Performance experience as a dancer / choreographer in the international dance scene

o        Outstanding pedagogical skills in teaching dance techniques

o        Access to international networks, particularly for the development of scientific research approaches

o        Ability to reflect on one’s own experiences and active interest in developing research

o        Participation in organizational, structuring responsibilities and further development of curricula

o        Openness for teamwork and team teaching

o        Teaching experience at university/college level

o        Relevant Master’s degree preferred

Regular presence at the Anton Bruckner Private University and participation in the academic administration are considered part of the job requirement.

Documents to be submitted by applicant:

o        CV

o        Certificates and other related qualifications

o        Cover letter including a proposal for innovative teaching formats and a description of one’s own scientific vision

o        Name and address of five references for peer review

(These references should be commissioned by the Appointment Committee and are intended to offer an expert opinion on the suitability and competence of the candidate for the respective university professorship)

For specific questions, please contact the Director of the Institute for Dance, Univ.Prof. Mag. Rose Breuss (E: For information or general questions please contact the Head of the Human Resources and Legal Department, Mag. Markus Grimberger (T: +43 732 701000 291, E:

Costs incurred in connection with an application to the Anton Bruckner Private University can unfortunately not be reimbursed. Application documents will remain at the Anton Bruckner Private University.

Please send application documents to the Anton Bruckner Private University, Personnel Resources and Law Department, Hagenstraße 57, A-4040 Linz, or by e-mail to by 08.09.2017 (date of postmark).

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