Fulbright-University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Visiting Professor
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In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities.
A flexible combination of teaching and research activities that entails at least two class sessions (90 minutes) 90 minutes per week at an advanced graduate and and may include PhD level advising and co-supervision of PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows, and innovative research in collaboration with the host institution. Format, content, and level of the individual courses are negotiated with the host institution.
The visiting professor should engage in coursework related to their field of specialization, and will supervise University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences graduate students.
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Grants must begin in late September 2023 or late February 2024 in line with the Austrian academic year and the mandatory orientation. Teaching and research at the host institution will begin on October 1, 2023 or March 1, 2024 and end on January 31, 2024 or June 30, 2024 respectively.
The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, (BOKU) is seeking candidates with an excellent research record in one of the represented disciplines from the molecular to the materials scale at the Department of Material Science and Process Engineering:
• Multiscale material characterization and testing
• Study of biological materials, such as wood or biobased fibermaterials
• Development of bio-inspired materials
• Zero and negative emission technologies
• Process engineering of renewable resources
• Molecular modeling and simulation
The visiting professor should collaborate with several group leaders of the Department of Material Science and Process Engineering and beyond. The visiting professor should engage in related teaching activities and should be interested in starting a long-lasting cooperation with the University of Natural resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU).
Instruction and scientific communication are in English. Some knowledge of German is helpful but not required. If German proficiency is required to complete the proposed research project, competency thereof must be documented in the project proposal.
Open to associate professors and full professors and to researchers with equivalent qualifications
This award is generously funded by the host institution.
€5,000 per month (approx. $5,500; exchange rates may fluctuate) for four months
All grantees receive a travel and relocation allowance of €1,000 (approx. $1,100; exchange rates may fluctuate).
Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.
Fulbright Austria offers up to 27 awards, including two research awards, 21 teaching awards with research options, one distinguished teaching award, and three artist-in-residence awards. The great majority of awards are anchored at specific Austrian institutions and correspondingly dedicated to host institutions' specific fields of interest, ranging from natural and life sciences, engineering, and business and economics to the social sciences, arts, and humanities.
In recent years, Austria has established itself as one of the top-ten destinations for Fulbright US Scholars, a success which is largely due to the excellent partnerships the Austrian Fulbright commission has built with institutions across the country. As enthusiastic supporters of the Fulbright program, Austrian institutions are excited to welcome US scholars to their campus and expand their professional networks.
Please note that Austrian institutions will be on summer break from July 1 until September 30. If you contact faculty and staff, please consider that turnaround times will potentially be longer as of early July.
Fulbright Austria (the Austrian-American Educational Commission) evaluates proposals in terms of their potential to fulfill the program's mandate of promoting mutual understanding between the peoples of Austria and the United States. Proposals for flexible combinations of teaching and research will be evaluated for their scholarly excellence, comparative approaches, bilateral relevance and potential for establishing or enhancing institutional relationships. As a rule, the quality of an applicant's proposal is more important to the Austrian-American Educational Commission than the academic rank of the applicant.
For an estimated overview of the cost of living in Austria, please visit: https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/country/austria. No dependent support is available. For further information on life in Austria, please visit the US Embassy Vienna's website at https://at.usembassy.gov/ and the Austrian Embassy Washington's website https://www.austria.org/overview.
Prospective applicants may contact the Austrian-American Educational Commission for advice or further information about the application process.
Franziska Brunner, Scholar Program Officer, Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Austria):
Address: Fulbright Austria, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
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