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University Assistant Predoctoral, Law

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Closing date
15 May 2024

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

Job Details

34 Faculty of Law
Startdate: 01.07.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 30.06.2027
Reference no.: 2359

The Department of Civil Law is looking to fill a position as university assistant ("prae doc") with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Wendehorst, LL.M. (Cantab.) starting July 1st 2024. The employment contract for prae doc assistants is initially limited to 1.5 years and will be automatically extended to a total of 3 years, unless the employer declares non-renewal after 12 months at the latest. An extension for another year (to a total of 4 years) is possible. Interested persons with a degree in law and excellent academic results, especially in civil law and in the subsidiary subjects of private law, are invited to apply. You can expect a dedicated team that deals in research and teaching with civil law in its entire breadth and its corporate law aspects and very specifically with current legal issues and developments in the field of digitalization (e.g. current issues regarding artificial intelligence, data economics, platform regulation, data protection). The willingness to actively contribute to larger research and publication projects as well as to the preparation of courses in a team is required. Excellent command of German and English is required, knowledge of other foreign languages is an advantage.

This is what you do:

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

Minimum requirements:

  • Completion of a law degree
  • Professional competence
  • Methodological competence, Didactic competence
  • High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • IT user skills
  • Ability to work in a team

Desirable qualifications are:

  • Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
  • Knowledge of university processes and structures
  • Basic experience in research methods and academic writing Application documents

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible and family-friendly working hours.

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.

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!

It is that easy to apply:

with the required documents

  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic curriculum vitae - List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
  • Short doctoral project proposal
  • Degree certificates

Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Katharina Pötz (  

Nadja Wedl (

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: 05/15/2024 

Prae Doc


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