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University Assistant Predoctoral, Teacher Education

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary of EUR 3578,80
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

60 Centre for Teacher Education
Startdate: 01.10.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: permanent
Reference no.: 2231

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 future work environment:

At the Austrian Educational Competence Center Chemistry (AECC Chemistry) at the Center for Teacher Education (ZLB) at the University of Vienna, we are engaged in research and development in the context of teaching and learning chemistry. Our current work focuses on inquiry-based learning, green and sustainable chemistry, and using natural language processing in educational research. Findings from these endeavours are implemented into pre-service and in-service chemistry teacher education. We are looking for a dedicated PhD student (pre-doc, 4 years fixed-term) who is interested in actively immerse in and contribute to these areas.

An additional benefit is the membership in the Doctoral School of Education (DSE) at the University of Vienna. It offers a stimulating, creative and constructive academic environment for doctoral students for instance through specific courses and summer schools.

Your future tasks:

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

  • Participation in research projects / research studies
  • Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
  • We expect the candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months
  • 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:

  • Completed degree in Chemistry Education
  • Didactic competence
  • Excellent command of written and spoken German and English
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work in teams and to reflect
  • Preferably perennial teaching experience in school
  • Preferably knowledge of educational research methods
  • Preferably experience in teaching in university or other institutions

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 3578,80 (on a full-time basis / 40h) increases if we can credit professional experience.

Duration of contract: The employment duration is 4 years. Initially limited to 1.5 years, the employment relationship is automatically extended to 4 years if the employer does not terminate it within the first 12 months by submitting a non-extension declaration.

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

It is that easy to apply:

  • With a Letter of Motivation including ideas for a doctoral project
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
  • Degree certificates
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Anja Lembens

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: 04/30/2024 

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