University Assistant Predoctoral, Computer Science

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
30 Aug 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent

39 Faculty of Computer Science
Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: permanent
Reference no.: 1003  

Among the many good reasons to want to research and teach at the University of Vienna, there is one in particular, which has convinced around 7,500 academic staff members so far. They see themselves as personalities who need space for their continuous striving and curiosity in order to be able to be scientifically successful. Does that sound like something for you? Welcome to our team!

Your personal sphere of play:

The working group "Computer Science Education / Informatikdidaktik" lead by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Knobelsdorf at the research group EDEN pursues interdisciplinary research combining methods and theories from Education, Psychology and Social Sciences investigating open problems in teaching and learning of Computer Science in higher and secondary Education. Amongst multiple research engagements, one line of teaching activities within the group is specifically dedicated to pre-service teacher education (Lehramt Digitale Grundbildung und Informatik). We offer a diverse and challenging position adressing candidates who seek to pursue a doctorate in the research field of the group. The candidate will be involved in all activities of the group related to academic administration, teaching and research, as well as grant application processes. Therefore the position prepares for a potential career in academia, administration or business with contexts related to STEM, higher and secondary education.

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research, teaching & administration, which means:

  • Participation in research, teaching and administration
  • Participation in research projects/research studies
  • Participation in publications/academic articles/presentations
  • We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months
  • You work on your dissertation and its completion
  • Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Supervision of students
  • Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
  • Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

This is part of your personality:

Candidates must have a university degree (Master´s degree or equiuvalent) by the expected start date. The degree should be related to the research field of the group, i.e., Computer Science or Informatics, Education (Bildungs-, Erziehungswissenschaft), Educational Psychology (pädagogische Psychologie), Social Sciences (Soziologie). Mostly we encourage in-service Computer Science/Informatics teachers in K-12/secondary schools (Informatik Lehrer*innen AHS, MS, BHS, Gymnasium, etc.) and graduates with a Master´s degree or equivalent in Computer Science Teacher Education (Absolvent*innen eines Lehramtstudiums im Unterrichtsfach Informatik) to apply. Candidates bring a strong interest and commitment to the research field of the group, especially Computer Science Education and Informatics Didactics, with the aim of getting their doctoral degree. We expect proficient speaking and writing English skills. For German non-native speakers, we expect German language skills or a strong commitment to adopt German within the first years. The position includes regular teaching duties in courses of the undergraduate and graduate study programs offered at the Computer Science Faculty, mostly in the Computer Science Teacher Education Programm (Bachelor/Master Lehramt Unterrichtsfach Digitale Grundbildung und Informatik).

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible, family-friendly working hours, remote/hybrid and/or part-time work (upon agreement).

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.

Good public transport connections: Your workplace in the center of beautiful Vienna is easily accessible by public transport.

Internal further training & Coaching: Opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from – free of charge.

Fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 3277,30 (on a full-time basis) increases if we can credit professional experience.

Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your scientific curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation and summary of research interests including ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal
  • Degree Certificates
  • Abstract of master thesis
  • List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Maria Knobelsdorf 

We look forward to new personalities in our team! 
The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

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​Application deadline: 10/31/2023 

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