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Senior Scientist, Historical and Cultural Studies

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary of EUR 4,351.90
Closing date
20 May 2024

40 Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies
Startdate: 01.09.2024 | Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
Limited until: permanent
Reference no.: 2318

The Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna is seeking to fill a Senior Scientist position (m/f/d) in Medieval History and Historical Auxiliary Sciences.

Among the many reasons 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 continuous striving for top international research and scientific excellence. At the same time they enjoy support and liberties that are not a given at other institutions. Does that sound like something for you? Welcome to our team!

Your personal sphere of play:

The position requires advanced academic qualifications (doctorate in the field of medieval history and, if possible, several years of post-doctoral research experience), excellent expertise in Latin Philology and relevant experience with medieval edition projects. The Senior Scientist position is based at the Institute of Austrian Historical Research and first of all involves independent work on the long-term project "Edition of the Registers of Pope Honorius III". The project will be carried out in co-operation with the Austrian Historical Institute in Rome. Furthermore, the Senior Scientist will also be responsible for coordinating the edition project from Vienna and positioning it within the international scientific community. The position is to be filled from 01.09.2024 and is limited until 31.08.2027 with an option to extend the term.

Your future tasks:

Active participation in research, teaching & administration, which means:

In addition, the tasks will include participation in research and teaching in the field of Medieval History and Historical Auxiliary Sciences; offering classes autonomously to the extent of the collective agreement provisions within the framework of the BA, LA and MA programmes in History at the University of Vienna, in particular the MA "Auxiliary Sciences of History and Archival Studies". Participation in university self-administration. Participation in the Faculty's key research area "Text and Edition – Editorial Methods" and willingness to collaborate in the editorial team of the "Mitteilungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung" and the accompanying publication series are expected.

This is part of your personality:

Research specialisation in the field of History of the High Middle Ages and Historical Auxiliary Sciences. Several years of relevant teaching experience are required. We also expect you to be familiar with (and preferably already have experience of) digital editorial methods and to be able to independently conceptualise and implement third-party funded projects that can contribute to the financing of the long-term project and to the further development of digital editorial methods.

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Flexible working hours and home office possible in accordance with the applicable regulations of the University of Vienna.

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 4,351.90 (14 times a year for senior scientists postdoctoral) 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:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses taught, and a list of talks given)
  • Description of research interests and research agenda
  • Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Christian Lackner

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: 05/20/2024

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