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University Assistant Postdoctoral, Philological and Cultural Studies

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Closing date
17 Mar 2024

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45 Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies
Startdate: 01.09.2024 | Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
Limited until: 31.08.2030
Reference no.: 2011

Explore and teach at the University of Vienna, where over 7,500 academic minds have found a unique blend of freedom and support. Join us if you're driven by a passion for top-notch international research and scientific excellence. Ready to be part of our team? Welcome aboard!

Your personal sphere of play:

Your future position will be at the Department of East Asian Studies, in the field of East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS), and with the European Centre for North Korean Studies (ECNK).

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research, teaching & administration, including:

  • Conduct independent and high-quality research on East Asian Economy and Society, with a focus on North Korea.
  • Hold courses independently within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Supervise EcoS MA students.
  • Take on advanced administrative tasks in connection with the EcoS program.
  • Prepare to move on to the next, professorial level in your academic career.
  • Actively contribute to the EcoS MA program, and the activities of the European Centre for North Korean Studies (ECNK).

This is part of your personality:

  • Doctoral/PhD degree in the Social Sciences
  • Background in Political Science
  • Research focus on North Korea
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (C1 Level)
  • Excellent command of Korean and a proven ability to conduct research in that language
  • Command of German is an advantage, but not a must

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible 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.

Fixed-term contract and fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 4,752,30 (14 times a year) for a period of six years 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:

  • Scientific curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Copy of Doctoral Degree certificate
  • Contact details of at least 3 persons who could provide reference letters
  • Outline of your vision for the EcoS MA program (max. 1 p.)
  • Outline of your vision for the ECNK (max. 1 p.)
  • Outline of your future academic career plans, and how this position fits into these (max. 1 p.)
  • Summary of current research interests (max. 1 p.)
  • Please note that we only accept applications via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Rüdiger Frank

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: 03/17/2024

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