This award is a flexible combination of teaching and research activities that entails teaching a minimum of two class sessions (90 minutes each) per week in one of the master programs offered at the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Burgenland in the field of sustainable energy systems, energy and environmental management, or building technology and management. Grant-related activities may also include advising or supervising advanced students as well as developing joint research projects with faculty. The format and content of individual courses and research objectives are negotiated on a consensual basis with the host institution, contingent upon its needs and the grantee's interests and expertise.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Management is seeking individuals that are also open to making an active contribution to the research conducted at the department as well as to publishing jointly written research papers. Sustainability is the overriding focus of the research activities of the Department of Energy and Environmental Management. On this basis, grant activities can be twofold: on the one hand, they may relate to the area of sustainable buildings or, on the other, to the area of sustainable energy supply for rural regions. Both topics are not only understood in technical terms but also include social and economic issues in a genuinely interdisciplinary approach.
Grant activities involving sustainable buildings can evolve towards both high-tech buildings and low-tech buildings. Ideally, the activities in the field of energy supply are related to the topics of solar energy and wind energy, including the associated issues of energy storage, and the topic of hydrogen as an energy carrier.
Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
- Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
- Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
- Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
- Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Campus Pinkafeld, University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Burgenland.
Pinkafeld is located in the southwest of the province of Burgenland (Austria), only about 100 kilometers/62 miles south of Vienna. Pinkafeld is nestled in the heart of Burgenland's spa region, a region characterized by gently rolling hills and the foothills of the Wechsel mountains.
Pinkafeld is a typical rural school and university location: it has approximately 5,700 inhabitants, with the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Burgenland’s campus hosting 900 students. As such, Pinkafeld has gained supra-regional importance and a reputation as a high-quality training location and science hub in the field of energy, environmental, and building technology.
Visiting professors will find excellent accommodations in the immediate vicinity of the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Burgenland at reasonable rent levels. Due to the proximity to Vienna, daily commuting between Vienna and Pinkafeld would be possible. An express bus line and a highway connect the two cities directly. Since there are also inexpensive overnight accommodation possibilities in Pinkafeld (bookable for single nights in a student residence or hotel), a combination of both variants would be possible.
None, English is sufficient. However, the feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement. Instruction is in English.
- €5,000 per month (approx. $5,500; exchange rates may fluctuate)
- Travel and relocation allowance of €1,000 (approx. $1,100; exchange rates may fluctuate)