Working in Innsbruck / Tyrol

WORKING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK

The University of Innsbruck was founded in 1669 and today, with 27,000 students and more than 4,000 employees, is the largest and most important research and educational institution in Western Austria. Located in the heart of the Alps, the University of Innsbruck provides the best conditions for successful research and teaching.

 As one of the largest employers in Tyrol, the University of Innsbruck offers a diverse and exciting workplace for employees with different levels of education and experience. It welcomes the diversity of its staff and is committed to the principle of equal opportunities. The University of Innsbruck is certified as a family-friendly employer and has been awarded the title of „Top Employer“ by the business magazine „trend“ 2017-2019.

 From a company pension fund to flexible working hours and childcare options, the University of Innsbruck offers its employees a wide range of additional benefits. In addition to interesting opportunities for professional and personal development and the reconciliation of work and family, our staff may use the sports facilities and programmes of USI (University Sports Facilities), the language courses of ISI (International Language Centre), the University Library and canteens at a discount.

 An up-to-date overview of the additional benefits for employees of the University of Innsbruck can be found here.

 In addition to the staff of the Personnel Department and the Staff Development Department, you can also contact the following:

WORK PERMITS FOR AUSTRIA

For information on residence and papers for taking up work outside the University of Innsbruck, please contact the AMS (= Public Employment Service) directly. Their individual offices in Innsbruck and Tyrol can be found here .
Up-to-date information on this topic is provided by the Electronic Administrative Assistant and the Migration Platform of the Austrian Federal Government as well as the OEAD (= Austrian Exchange Service). Another important help is the pdf document Living & Working in Austria - The European Job Network, ed. by EURES and ams 2019.


For researchers:

At Euraxess Austria you can download extensive pdf documents about living and working in Austria, such as the brochure

RECOGNITION OF DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES

In Innsbruck there is a branch of the AST (Contact Point for Persons with Foreign Qualifications) at the office of ZeMiT (= Centre for Migrants in Tyrol). They offer free multilingual recognition advice for persons with qualifications acquired in other countries. Contact person and project coordinator for Tyrol and Vorarlberg is Mirjana Stojakovič (ast.tirol@zemit.at).

At the University of Innsbruck, please contact Sandra Pilser at the Examinations Department of the Faculties Service Office for questions regarding the recognition of degrees acquired abroad. 

JOB SEARCH

In the following list you will find the relevant search portals for Innsbruck and the surrounding area:

APPLYING FOR JOBS

The Career Service of the University of Innsbruck, in cooperation with the Human Resource Management Department, offers application workshops (includes checking your cover sheet, cover letter and curriculum vitae, practicing for the job interview). For further information, see here.

The AMS (= Public Employment Service), Tyrol section, has published interesting job application tips. What is also very helpful for the job search are the relevant webpages by the AK (= Chamber of Labour). Also, jobs.tt.com/ provides support when writing a resume, more tips and tricks as well as a gross/net wage calculator.

USEFUL LINKS AND DOWNLOADS (pdf)

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