The Carinthian University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of courses in the fields of technology, business, health and so-  
cial 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 Sciences shall provide excellent research and inspiring learning experiences for nature conservation  
in the 21st century. Its interdisciplinary team shall become an internationally visible hub for excellence, inno-  
vation and new technologies in nature conservation with a particular focus on the management of conserva-  
tion 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 on the UNESCO Chair:  
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: visitor management & monitoring (m/f/d)  
Job profile and tasks  
In a large European research project, we are developing and testing technology-based methods for monitor-  
ing visitors in conservation areas. You will support the project coordinator in the technical and practical im-  
plementation. You will analyse, compile and publish research findings. Additionally, you will have the oppor-  
tunity to develop follow-up projects.  
These competencies and qualifications are required:  
Minimum academic qualification (bachelor) in landscape planning, human geography, ecology or  
Good understanding of the tasks, needs and instruments of visitor management in conservation ar-  
Well-experienced in data handling and analysis (digital data collection, databases, GIS, statistical  
Good command of English and German, spoken and written  
Additional languages are welcome  
In addition, we expect a proven ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, enthusiasm for the subject com-  
bined with reliability and accuracy.  
FH KÄRNTEN – gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH  
Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach  
Our offer  
The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences appreciates the motivation and great commitment of its em-  
ployees and offers family-friendly conditions. We provide support with a diverse continuing education pro-  
gram and promote individual measures.  
We offer an attractive working environment, crisis-proof employment and allow flexible working hours. The  
promotion of health, a diverse range of sports, collegial interaction and the continuous improvement of en-  
vironmental performance (EMAS certified) are of particular importance at our university.  
Scope of employment: 20 up to 40 hours per week  
Limited term: initially for a project period (April 2026), continuation envisaged from side of employer  
Start: May 2023  
Place of employment: Campus Villach, Europastrasse 4, 9524 Villach  
Salary for master’s degree: € 2,700.00 gross monthly salary (minimum salary for full-time employ-  
ment; negotiable depending on qualifications and professional experience)  
Application deadline: April 5 , 2023  
Please upload your complete application documents via our homepage at http://www.fh-kaern-  
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: April 5 , 2023  
Interviews (online): April 13 , 2023  
Decision on application: April 17 , 2023  
Please note: We regret that we cannot reimburse any travel costs or expenses incurred in connec-  
tion with participation in the selection procedure.  
We look forward to receiving your detailed application.  
FH KÄRNTEN – gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH  
Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach