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Apply now: Transacademic Interface Manager (TIM)

Wednesday, 10 January 2024

Interface design – Project assistant with doctorate

The University of Graz Field of Excellence (FoE) Climate Change Graz offers a highly attractive research and teaching environment, with the involvement of world-leading faculty across relevant disciplines from its schools of social sciences and economics, natural sciences, environmental sciences, and the humanities alongside different interdisciplinary research groups. Research work of the Field of Excellence on sustainable societal solutions requires the involvement of experts and stakeholders from all areas of society. We seek to strengthen our professional development of this interface with a

Transacademic Interface Manager (m/f/d),
40 or 2x20 hours a week, temporary employment until 30.4.2029, position to be filled as of June 2024,
salary per year € 60,926.60 (full time, category B1 with doctorate),
application deadline: 06.03.2024.

Your Responsibilities
As Transacademic Interface Manager (TIM) in the Field of Excellence “Climate Change Graz” your responsibilities are the following:

  • Designing the interface between companies, public administration/politics, NGOs and the population (our stakeholders) on the one hand and research/science on the other
  • Independent accompanying research on transdisciplinary stakeholder processes
  • Initiation, establishment and maintenance of national and international stakeholder networks for cooperation in projects of different research groups in the Field of Excellence
  • Establishment and coordination of transdisciplinary collaboration in research projects (from assessment of needs, development of research questions, co-design and co-production in research to dissemination of research results)
  • Teaching on transdisciplinary stakeholder processes
  • Design and moderation of stakeholder processes
  • Active support in the preparation and processing of new transdisciplinary research cooperations

Your Profile

  • Doctorate/PhD in communication, social sciences, economics, humanities or natural sciences or non-university experience or qualification in the expected field of activity
  • Understanding of and experience with research/university and stakeholders
  • Experience in trans- and interdisciplinary work and research contexts, preferably on climate change (in any sub-area, such as climate impacts, adaptation, and/or emission reduction)
  • Experience in the design of dialog processes
  • Knowledge of and practice in interactive methods in large group moderation in virtual and analog formats
  • Excellent knowledge of German and English and, if applicable, experience in publishing (science to public and science to science)
  • Experience or participation in the acquisition and processing of (national and international) third-party funded projects (desirable)
  • High personal motivation for transdisciplinary forms of work
  • High readiness for constructive discussions in interdisciplinary teams
  • Ability and pleasure in independently building and expanding research-relevant networks domestically and abroad
  • Responsible working methods and problem-solving skills

We offer an annual gross salary of at least € 60,926.60 for a fulltime position. An overpayment based on qualification and experience is possible.

Apply now!

The transacademic interface manager (TIM) will support participatory sustainability and climate change research. >> Additional information on the position
For further information please contact Prof. Karl Steininger (karl.steininger@uni-graz.at; phone: +43 316/380-8441). 

Additional info: Application deadline is March 6th. Hearings will be on April 5th.
This position will now be filled for a five year period. Option for permanent employment is intended after evaluation.


At the University of Graz, 4700 employees work together on future questions and solutions for the world of tomorrow. Our students and researchers face the great challenges of society and carry the knowledge out. We work for tomorrow. Become part of it!
We offer

  • Meaning: We offer meaningful work for the world of tomorrow.
  • Collaboration: With us, you'll find interdisciplinary, cross-professional opportunities to work together.
  • Diversity: Besides our various scientific fields and their related issius, we offer a working environment in which diversity is lived.
  • Our internal continuing education program is as colorful as the university itself.
  • Benefits: Of course, there are all the usual benefits, from A  "access to healthcare services" to Z "Zero emission goal".
  • Flexibility: We demonstrate flexibility not only with the various working time models but also trough the offers for the compatibility of family and career.

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply. In the event of underrepresentation, women with equal qualifications are generally given priority for admission. Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.


Please note that in order to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, we can only accept applications via our web-based applicant tool for this vacant position.

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