The Anton Bruckner Private University offers artistic and artistic-pedagogical courses of study in the fields of music, acting and dance. In 2004 it was institutionally accredited as a private university. It is a public corporation and is financially supported by the Province of Upper Austria.

University Professor of Contemporary Dance (m/f/d)

  • Extent of employment:      11 hours (50 %)
  • Period of employment:      limited to three years at first with the possibilty of an indefinite contract
  • Salary Classification:           LD 8 of Oö. Gehaltsgesetz 2001
  • Remuneration:                       Gross annual salary starting at EUR 30.228,80
                                                          (depending on recognition of previous periods of service)
  • Planned start of service:    01.10.2020 
  • Selection procedure:           two-stage procedure according to § 27 Statutes: pre-selection / hearing
  • Organizational unit:             Institute of Dance Arts (IDA)

We are looking for a personality with proven qualifications in contemporary dance, contemporary repertoire or own choreographic work and partnering.
The Institute of Dance Arts (IDA) represents a specific profiling of these subjects, which supports a diversity existing in this field and a differentiated and reflected craftsmanship in teaching.


  • Long-term experience in teaching practice (specific to contemporary dancers, in various professional practice fields and in the university/college sector)
    (Teaching Languages: German and English)
  • Performance experience as a contemporary dancer or choreographer in the international dance scene
  • Access to international networks in artistic production practices
  • High ability and willingness for teamwork and team teaching
  • Regular presence at the Anton Bruckner Private University and participation in the academic self-administration are considered part of the job requirement.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Competent dance technique lessons for all classes at the Institute of Dance Arts (BA and MA)
  • Methodological competence and development of different teaching formats for BA and MA
  • Rehearsal of repertoire and combination of dance technique and repertoire/repertoire rehearsals or own choreographic works
  • Partnering
  • Artistic research and development of corresponding research approaches
  • Implementation of interdisciplinary projects

Contact & general information

Documents to be submitted by applicant:
  • CV
  • Certificates and other related qualifications
  • Evidence of pedagogical and artistic activities
  • 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)

Contact & general information: 
For specific questions, please contact the Director of the Institute for Dance Arts, Univ.Prof. Mag. Rose Breuss (E: rose.breuss@bruckneruni.at). For organizational or general questions please contact the Head of the Human Resources and Legal Department, Mag. Markus Grimberger (T: +43 732 701000 291, E: personal@bruckneruni.at).
Costs incurred in connection with an application to the Anton Bruckner Private University can unfortunately not be reimbursed. Your application documents will be destroyed at the end of the appointment procedure.
Diversity and equality are important to the Anton Bruckner Private University in accordance with its mission statement. In the sense of the Upper Austrian government's equality intentions, we equally welcome applications from women and men. The Institute of Dance Arts strives to increase the proportion of women in its artistic and scientific staff and therefore expressly invites qualified women to apply.
This job advertisement is not intended to exclude any group of people from applying and is directed at people in all their diversity, in particular at disabled persons whose impairment is compatible with the job advertised. The decisive factor for a successful application is solely the personal and professional suitability for the advertised position.
Please send your application documents by 2.3.2020 at the latest exclusively by electronic means to our applicant portal https://jobs.bruckneruni.at.
Information about your rights as a data subject according to Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation as well as the privacy policy of Anton Bruckner Private University can be found at https://www.bruckneruni.at/datenschutz/.
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