Working in Innsbruck / Tyrol


The University of Innsbruck was founded in 1669 and today, with 27,867 students and 5,582 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 - 2024. We were also awarded "The most family-friendly company in Tyrol" by the state of Tyrol for the third time in a row.

 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 at the 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:


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 Government's Official Information Website and the Migration Platform of the Austrian Federal Government as well as the OeAD (Austrian Agency for Education and Internationalisation). Furthermore the Austrian Business Agency ABA provides Info and Service.

For researchers:

Current information on the settlement permit - researchers (=Niederlassungsbewilligung Forscher:innen) can be found on the OeAD website.

At Euraxess Austria you can download extensive pdf documents about living and working in Austria.

TIPP: Higly qualified researchers moving to Austria can apply for tax benefits (Zuzugsbegünstigung or Zuzugsfreibetrag). The application for obtaining such tax benefits must be filed with the Austrian Ministry of Finance within 6 months of the date of the move to Austria!


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 (

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. 


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


The Career Service of the University of Innsbruck offers application workshops (incl. checking your cover sheet, cover letter and curriculum vitae, practicing for the job interview). For further information, click 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 Arbeiterkammer (= Chamber of Labour). Also, provides support when writing a resume, more tips and tricks as well as a gross/net wage calculator.


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