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University Assistant Predoctoral, Law

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

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Academic Discipline
Law, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Studentships / Grants & Scholarships
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

34 Faculty of Law
Startdate: 01.04.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 31.03.2027
Reference no.: 1921

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 More than 7,500 academics at the University of Vienna thrive on continuous exploration and curiosity and help us better understand our world. Does this sound like you? Then join our accomplished team!

Your personal sphere of influence:

As a university assistant Pradedoc, you will join the research team of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Chris Thomale, currently consisting of 4 university assistants praedoc, 1 project employee, 5 Study assistants, 1 coordinator colleagues and 1 addministrative colleagues.

Your tasks include active participation in teaching as well as participation in research and publication projects. The focus of our research is on International Corporate and Commercial law.

The contract duration of the employment is 3 years, initially limited to 1,5 years, the employment relationship will be automatically extended to 3 years if the employer does not submit a declaration of non-renewal within the first 12 month. If work progresses accordingly, an extension to a maximum of 4 years is possible. (Model 1)

Your future tasks:

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

  • You are involved in research projects and scientific studies in the area of International Corporate and Commercial Law
  • We expect you to finalize your dissertation agreement within 12-18 months.
  • You work on your dissertation and its completion.
  • You hold courses independently within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • You take on administrative tasks in research, teaching and administration.

This is part of your personality:

  • Completed Master's degree or Diploma, in the field International Corporate and Commercial Law
  • University studies completed with good success.
  • Knowledge of university processes and structures
  • Basic experience in academic writing and with research methods
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (C1 Level), another foreign language is desired
  • Didactic competences / experience with e-learning
  • IT user skills: MS Office, Databases
  • You should be a team player with high social skills

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours and can partially work remotely.

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 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 intent
  • With your summary of research interests / ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal (max. X p.)
  • Master Degree / Diploma
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Chris Thomale

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.

University of Vienna. Space for personalities. Since 1365.

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​Application deadline: 03/20/2024 

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