Stanford University – Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professorship – Call 2018

The next call will be in autumn 2021 for one Chair each in the periods January - June 2024, January - June 2025, and January - June 2026. The idea of this three-year cycle is to give successful candidates more time to prepare for the visiting professorship at Stanford University.


This is the text of the last call:

1. The Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor will be in residence at Stanford for two quarters (6 months: January-June) of an academic year hosted by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) of Stanford University.

2. Salaries are comparable to faculty at Stanford. For the periods January-June 2021, January-June 2022, January-June 2023 qualified Austrian scholars, i.e. scholars employed at Austrian universities, from relevant fields may apply. Duties include teaching one to two courses per quarter. Emphasis is on joint research and collaborative projects with Stanford faculty.

3. Qualifications include credentials to teach and conduct research at Associate Professor rank or above at Stanford.

4. Scholars working in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering are encouraged to apply.

Priority will be given to scholars whose research interests overlap

5. Applicants are expected to identify Stanford faculty with whom they can collaborate if applicants have collaborated or intend to do so. For additional information on FSI, see

6. Applications in English should be sent by email not later than 15 December 2018 to (University of Vienna, International Office) and include (in one pdf file):

  • a statement of research to be conducted at Stanford (maximum 5 pages)
  • a proposal for possible courses to be held at Stanford
  • a list of Stanford faculty with whom the applicant can collaborate.
  • a Curriculum Vitae
  • a list of publications (please mark the 5 most important publications)

7. Candidates for the Stanford University – Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professorship will be selected by a jury chaired by Vice Rector Professor Jean-Robert Tyran. The jury includes representatives of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, and of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, and persons selected by Universities Austria (Österreichische Universitätenkonferenz). Stanford University will review the applications of the selected candidates with its faculty and send letters of invitation to the most suitable candidates.

8. Questions on the application process should be directed to the International Office of the University of Vienna.