UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

University Professor of China Studies

Location
Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Posted
29 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

China Studies

Open to new ideas. Since 1365. As a research university with high international visibility and a wide range of degree programmes, the University of Vienna is committed to basic research open to application and research-led teaching, as well as to career development of young researchers and to the dialogue with economy and society. That way, the University of Vienna contributes to the education of future generations and to the society’s ability to innovate.

The appointment of particularly qualified researchers to university professors is an important strategy of the University of Vienna. Become part of this vibrant and future-oriented organisation.

At the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna the position of a

University Professor of China Studies 

(full time, permanent position) is to be filled.

As specified in the University`s Development Plan, the position is to be linked to the research area “global cultures and identities”.

China Studies at the University of Vienna are focused on current affairs. Based on a solid cultural and historical foundation, the focus in research and teaching is mainly on politics and society of China in the 20th and 21st century. The successful candidate should inter alia show a strong record of high-quality publications and competitive research grants in one or more of the following areas (alphabetic order, no expression of priorities):

  • Domestic politics and public administration
  • Environmental policy
  • History after 1911
  • Literature of the 20th and 21st century
  • Media and the internet
  • Political communication
  • Political economy
  • Social change
  • State-society relations
  • Urbanization and migration

A comparative perspective on the PR China, Hong Kong and/or Taiwan is desired.

The successful candidate is expected to teach eight hours per semester at all levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD), to supervise theses and dissertations, to support young academics and to actively participate in the university’s self-governance.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
  • Habilitation (venia docendi) in a subject field relevant to this position or an internationally accepted equivalent qualification is desirable
  • Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing, procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

We offer:

  • a negotiable and attractive salary (classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff, allocation to job group A1; section 98 of the Universities Act 2002); the salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the previous career development and the current income situation
  • in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension fund to its employees
  • a “start-up package”, in particular for the initiation of research projects
  • a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • comprehensive advice and support in relation to finding an accommodation, change of schools and dual career
  • a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

The University of Vienna pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/en). The University puts special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Application documents: 

  • Application letter, including a brief description of:
  • current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
  • current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of young Researchers
  • Academic curriculum vitae,
  • including information about “esteem factors” (e.g. experience as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)
  • List of publications, including:
    specification of five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised professorship
  • provision of an Internet link for download or electronic submission of PDF versions of these five publications
  • information about citations and impact factors, depending on the common practice in the relevant research area
  • List of talks given,
    including information about invited keynote lectures at international conferences
  • Third-party funds
    list of acquired third-party funds (subject, duration, origin, volume) as well as, if applicable, of inventions/patents
  • Overview of previous academic teaching and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Copies of documents and certificates

Applications in German or English should be submitted by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna, Univ. Prof. Dr. Melanie Malzahn, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna (dekanat-pkw@univie.ac.at). 

Reference no.:  128-2018 

The application deadline is 7 January 2019. 

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