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University Assistant Predoctoral, Law

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary of EUR 3277,30
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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34 Faculty of Law
Startdate: 16.09.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: permanent
Reference no.: 2421

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 scientifically successful. Does that sound like something for you? Welcome to our team!

Your personal sphere of influence:

At the Institute for Philosophy of Law, a praedoc position (30h/week), assigned to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Somek, is being advertised. The position is to be filled with 2024 09 16.

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.

As a university assistant prae doc, you will complete the research team around Univ. Prof. Dr. Alexander Somek. You actively participate in research, teaching & administration. The focus of our research is Legal Philosophy.

Your future tasks:

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

  • Participation in research projects and scientific studies
  • Participation in publications / scientific articles / lectures
  • Participation in and independent teaching of courses in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement
  • Student support
  • Participation in the organization of meetings, conferences and symposia
  • Participation in administration of the team, teaching, and research
  • Completion of your dissertation agreement within 12-18 month is expected.
  • Own scientific activities (especially the writing of a dissertation) are encouraged and supported.

.This is part of your personality:

  • Completed master's/diploma studies in Law or equivalent foreign degree or Master/diploma studies in Philosophy
  • Above-average academic achievement, especially in the fields of Public law (if diploma in Law)
  • Interest in and aptitude for independent academic work in areas such as Philosophy of law, Legal theory, Ethics, International law, European law, Comparative constitutional and Administrative law
  • Basic experience in academic writing and with research methods
  • Very good computer skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken German
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (C1 Level)
  • You are a team player
  • Good organisational skills

Ideally you have:

  • Stay abroad
  • Experience in teaching
  • Knowledge of university procedures
  • futhermore good command of a second foreign language, spoken and written
  • Completion of basket of Philosophy of Law
  • Didactic competences / experience in e-learning

What we offer:

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 3277,30 (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 your scientific curriculum vitae / letter of intent
  • With your summary of research interests / ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal
  • Master Degree  /  Diploma
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Alexander Somek

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.

University of Vienna. Space for personalities. Since 1365.

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​Application deadline: 06/30/2024 

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