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University Assistant Predoctoral, Historical and Cultural Studies

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

40 Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies
Startdate: 01.06.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 31.05.2027
Reference no.: 2317

At the University of Vienna, more than 10,000 people work together on the big questions of the future. Around 7,500 of these are academic staff. Personalities who contribute to top international research and teaching with their curiosity and drive for excellence. With us, they find the space to challenge themselves and unfold their potential.

Your personal sphere of influence:

As a University Assistant Praedoc, you will contribute to the teaching and research of the Chair of Modern Art History (Prof. Dr. Sebastian Egenhofer). You will teach regularly, but your main work will be writing your dissertation in the field of Modern Art History (from the late 18th century to the present day).

The employment duration is 3 years. Initially limited to 1.5 years, the employment relationship is automatically extended to 3 years if the employer does not terminate it within the first 12 months by submitting a declaration of non-extension. With appropriate work progress, an extension to a total maximum of 4 years is possible.

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 Modern Art History.
  • You work on your dissertation and its completion.
  • You hold courses independently within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement (usually 6 courses of 2 SWS each in 3 years).
  • You take on administrative tasks in research, teaching and administration.
  • You will participate in the activities of the Chair of Modern Art History (conferences, lecture series, etc.)

This is part of your personality:

  • Excellent Master's/Diploma degree with a thesis in the field of "Modern Art History" (late 18th-21st century). Please send a summary of the Master's thesis of 3 pages.
  • a dissertation project with a focus on "Modern Art History". Please send an exposé of 5 pages.
  • Didactic competence (including e-learning)
  • Very good knowledge of English; preferably also knowledge of other foreign languages
  • Ability to work in a team and experience in academic research and self-administration
  • Experience abroad and good organizational skills are desirable

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) increases if we can credit professional experience.

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

How to apply:

Please submit your application with a letter of motivation, the usual documents (CV, certificates and reports on the Master's/Diploma degree, two reference addresses), a summary of the Master's thesis (3 pages) and the synopsis of a dissertation project (5 pages) in electronic form as a pdf file under the reference number 2317 via our job portal / "Apply now"-button!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Sebastian Egenhofer

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: 05/12/2024 

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