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University Assistant Predoctoral, Philological and Cultural Studies

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

45 Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies
Startdate: 01.10.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 30.09.2027
Reference no.: 2321

The Sub-Department of Comparative Literature is part of the Department of European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies. Comparative literature researches the interrelationships between individual (national) literatures as well as between literature and other arts and media, general literary phenomena (forms, content) and overarching processes (translation, reception).

We are looking for two University assistants (predoctoral). 

Your field of activity:

As a University Assistant Praedoc, you will support the university professors in Comparative Literature (Univ.Prof. Dr Achim Hölter; Assoz.Prof. Dr Paula Wojcik) in the areas of research, administration and teaching.

Your future tasks:

You will be actively involved in research, teaching and administration:

  • You will take on a doctoral project to be proposed by you, in line with the department's areas of specialisation. You are expected to conclude a dissertation agreement within 12 months.
  • You will work on research projects, publications, initiatives and events organised by the department.
  • You will be involved in the organisation of conferences.
  • You will teach courses independently from the 2nd year of employment at the latest, in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement.
  • You will be involved in the administration of the sub-department, in teaching and research.

Your profile:

  • Completed studies (Diploma, Mag.phil., MA, MPhil, or comparable degree) in the field of comparative literature
  • Thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of the main areas of comparative literature
  • Familiarity with the department's areas of specialisation
  • High level of written and oral fluency in German
  • Very good written and spoken English
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to work in a team, organisational skills, reliability and thoroughness

Additional skills:

  • Teaching experience and experience with e-learning
  • Knowledge of university procedures and structures
  • Advanced level of other languages relevant to international literary history 

hat we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible, family-friendly working hours, remote/hybrid and/or part-time work (upon agreement). 

Inspiring working atmosphere: You will be part of a well-coordinated international team in which a positive atmosphere and co-operation are very important.

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.

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!

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 non-extension declaration.

Please apply:

  • With your letter of motivation
  • With a brief concept for a dissertation project
  • With a scientific curriculum vitae
  • With your degree certificates
  • If applicable, with a list of publications
  • If applicable, with proof of previous teaching experience
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Achim Hermann Hölter

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: 05/31/2024 

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