The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of courses in the fields of technology, business, health and social  
sciences. A common feature of all areas is the practical and application-oriented focus of teaching and research as well as the  
close cooperation between public institutions, business and science. General information about our study programs, research  
activities and the organization of the university can be found on our homepage  
The UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas (MCA) at Carinthia University of Applied Sci-  
ences provides excellent research and inspiring learning experiences for nature conservation in the 21st century. Its in-  
terdisciplinary team has become an internationally visible hub for excellence, innovation and new technologies in nature  
conservation with a particular focus on the management of conservation areas. Our work is based on an international,  
transdisciplinary, holistic and integrated understanding of conservation areas, as advocated and exemplified by  
UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, (natural) UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Geoparks. Find more information  
about the UNESCO Chair:  
Do you want to make a difference in the world with your talents and skills, work on the big issues of biodiversity, natural  
resources and sustainability and work in an international team? Then we look forward to receiving your application. To  
expand our team, we are currently looking for a:  
Junior researcher - Dark Skies and light pollution (m/f/d)  
Job profile and tasks  
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences is participating in the European research project CE-STARLIGHT (Strategic  
Transnational Approach to Reduce LIGHT pollution in Central Europe). It is our task to develop and support Dark Sky  
Parks. We are looking for an ambitious junior researcher to support the project manager in the technical and practical  
implementation. You will analyse, compile and publish research findings. You will support other European projects in  
the field of Man and the Biosphere (sustainable tourism development). Additionally, you will have the opportunity to  
develop follow-up projects.  
Required competencies and qualifications  
Academic qualification (Master) in landscape planning, human geography, ecology, or geology  
Excellent understanding of the tasks, needs and instruments in managing light pollution and of the concepts of  
Dark Sky Parks  
Good moderation skills to lead workshops and other thematic meetings  
Proven record in scientific writing and publishing, experience in data handling and analysis (databases, GIS,  
statistical analysis)  
Proven good command of English and German, spoken and written  
Additional languages, experiences in project management and familiarity with the CEE Region are a plus  
In addition, we expect a proven ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, independent way of working and enthusiasm  
for the subject, combined with reliability and accuracy. We expect that the candidate will have a driving licence due to  
field work activities.  
FH KÄRNTEN – gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH  
Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach  
Our offer  
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences appreciates the motivation and great commitment of its employees and offers  
attractive and family-friendly conditions. The UNESCO Chair team offers an international perspective and a wide range  
of personal development and qualification opportunities.  
Scope of employment: 20 - 40 hours per week  
Start: September 2024  
Limited term: initially for a project period (ending April 2027), continuation envisaged from side of employer  
Place of employment: Campus Villach, Europastrasse 4, 9524 Villach  
Salary for master’s degree: € 2,905 gross monthly salary (minimum salary for full-time employment; negotiable  
depending on qualifications and professional experience)  
Application deadline: July 14 , 2024  
Please upload your complete application documents via our homepage at  
Required documents:  
Letter of motivation  
Curriculum vitae incl. photo  
Proof of education and practical experience  
List of publications and PDF of 2-3 relevant publications  
Expected timeline for the application process:  
Application deadline: July 14 , 2024  
Interviews (online): July 22 - July 23 , 2024  
Decision on application: August 14 , 2024  
Proposed start: September 1 (Oct 1 ), 2024  
Please note: We regret that we cannot reimburse any travel costs or expenses incurred in connection with par-  
ticipation in the selection procedure.  
We look forward to receiving your detailed application.  
FH KÄRNTEN – gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH  
Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach