The University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni) is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research in veterinary medicine as well as a sought-after partner for cooperation. The modern campus accommodates teaching and research facilities as well as the only veterinary teaching and research hospital in Austria and is the workplace of around 2,300 students and 1,400 staff. Vetmeduni distinguishes itself by striving for excellence in its teaching and research activities as well as in its service units and through its continuous dialogue with society.


The Clinical Department for Small Animals and Horses seeks to appoint a

Professor for “Dentistry and Oral Surgery”

in accordance with § 99 (1) of the 2002 Universities Act.


Grade: A1

Level of employment: 40 hours weekly

Length of employment: 5 years

Envisaged Job Starting Date: September 2024

Deadline for applications: 8.5.2024

Reference number: 2024/0092


Field of activity

The advertised professorship is affiliated to the Clinical Centre for Small Animal Health and Research is intended to further develop dentistry and oral surgery in research, teaching, and veterinary services in collaboration with the existing team.

The central task of the guest professorship is to represent the field of dentistry and oral surgery in research, teaching, further education, as well as in the clinical dental station for small animals. The professorship has access to state-of-the-art infrastructure in the newly established small animal clinic with excellent research and teaching facilities. This includes conducting clinical-surgical activities in the university clinic, ensuring an adequate patient spectrum, expanding customer relationships, as well as networking and interactions with referring practicing veterinarians.

The successful candidate is expected to coordinate, further develop, and ensure the quality of the services including night, weekend, and on-call duties.

In teaching, the successful candidate will participate in the theoretical and practical-clinical training of students in the Diploma Programme in Veterinary Medicine on patients and in the Vetmeduni skills lab (VetSim). A focus will be on supervising bachelor's, master's, diploma, and doctoral (PhD) theses as well as the clinical training of pre- and post-docs. Furthermore, establishing and developing innovative teaching formats and postgraduate scientific education (e.g., implementing an extension programme), as well as participation in the Residency Program of the European Veterinary Dental College, are part of the teaching responsibilities.

In research, the successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program in collaboration with the research institutions of the Vetmeduni. Successful third-party funding acquisitions are expected for the expansion of clinical, interdisciplinary research.

The tasks of the professorship also include knowledge exchange and transfer, participation in university committees, involvement in national and international professional committees, as well as collaboration with stakeholder groups.


Required education, qualifications and experience

• Completed studies in veterinary medicine

• Completed subject-related Doctorate / PhD or comparable scientific qualification

• Diplomate of the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC) or Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC)

• Proof of clinical experience in the field of veterinary relevance

• Relevant publication track record in line with the career level

• Evidence of responsible participation in research projects

• Demonstrable experience in the application of state-of-the-art methods in the field

• Didactic qualification or experience in teaching, as well as in supervising and (clinical-practical) training of undergraduate and graduate students

• Networking in national and international clinical-scientific professional associations

• Minimum of 2 years of postgraduate experience

• Good English level (B2)


Required general skills and abilities

• Excellent communication and presentation skills

• Strong social skills, especially with small animal owners, students and practicing veterinarians

• A commercial and strategic mindset

• Decision-making ability and assertiveness

• Strong commitment to the continuing success and development of Vetmeduni


Additional desired qualifications and skills

• Experience in the application of simulation models in clinical-practical training

• Ability to work independently

• An enthusiastic and committed team player

• Open to inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary joint working

• Excellent communication skills

• Good German level (B2)


What we offer

• Top university: Vetmeduni is one of the leading academic education and research institutions in veterinary medicine in Europe

• Stable employer

• Attractive campus

• Personal and professional training and development opportunities

• Health Care

• Diversity- and family-friendly university culture

• Children’s day care and holiday care options

• Numerous attractive fringe benefits

• Employee events


Minimum salary

The minimum salary according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff is EUR 6,362.50 gross per month (14 times per year) based on a fulltime contract. A higher salary may be agreed to during the appointment negotiations.



Please submit your application in English, noting the reference number 2024/0092, by e-mail to bewerbungen(at) to the Personnel Department of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. Please do not forget to include the reference number or we will be unable to relate your application to the correct vacancy announcement.


Application documents must include:

1. Letter of application with a brief description of:

• Current research interests and research plans for the immediate future

• Previous and planned areas of focus in academic teaching and supervision of young researchers

2. Curriculum vitae including:

• Information about “esteem factors” (e.g. experience as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)

• List of lectures given including information about invited lectures at international conferences

• Information about projects funded by third parties, acquired either independently or in collaboration, stating topic, duration, origin, volume, own role in acquisition, as well as any inventions/patents

• List of academic teaching and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses

• Information about experience in organization, management and leadership

3. List of publications including specification of five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised position

4. Further documents to prove the required education, qualifications and experience of the applicant


Presentations and interviews with the candidates are scheduled for July 2024.


The Vetmeduni aims to increase the proportion of women among scientific and general university staff, especially in management positions, and therefore explicitly invites qualified women to apply. In the case of underrepresentation of women, female applicants who are equally suitable as the best-suited male competitor will be given priority, unless reasons relating to the person of a competitor prevail.

There is no fee required for submitting an application. Applicants have no entitlement to reimbursement of any travel or accommodation expenses they may incur as a result of the application procedure.

As a proud holder of the “hochschuleundfamilie” (“University and Family”) certificate, Vetmeduni welcomes applications from candidates with family responsibilities. We also encourage people with disabilities or chronic conditions to apply. If you have any questions, please contact our representative for disabled people, Mr. Franz Mitterbauer (franz.mitterbauer(at)

Translations into other languages are solely for information purposes. The version advertised in the University Bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt) is the only one that is legally binding.


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Contact for further information

Univ. Eva Schnabl-Feichter

+43 1 25077 - 5300



Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the Clinical Centre for Small Animal Health




01. September 2024


08. Mai 2024


Univ. Eva Schnabl-Feichter

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