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University Assistant Predoctoral, Philological and Cultural Studies

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

Job Details

45 Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies
Startdate: 01.07.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 30.06.2028
Reference no.: 2437

We are looking to strengthen our team at the newly established Department of Digital Scholarly Editing at the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, which is part of the interdisciplinary field of Digital Philology and the extensive Digital Humanities activities at the University of Vienna. We work in research and teaching at the interface between computer science and cultural studies, in an attractive environment full of opportunities that extend beyond the faculty boundaries.

Your personal sphere of influence:

The position is based at the Institute of European and Comparative Linguistics and Literature in the Department of Digital Scholarly Editing, which was established on April 1, 2024. The department aims to develop innovative projects and concepts for digital editions and the digital humanities that also offer connections beyond the narrower field of traditional editing - multimodal, interactive and interdisciplinary. The department sees itself as a building block in the diverse digital humanities landscape of the University and Vienna. 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.

Your future tasks:

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

  • Participation in research projects in the field of digital humanities and digital editorial studies 
  • Development of a doctoral project and independent research in this area
  • Academic publication and presentation activities
  • Participation in project applications and acquisition of third-party funding
  • Participation in and independent teaching of courses in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement
  • Completion of a dissertation agreement within 12-18 months is expected
  • Student supervision
  • Collaboration in research, teaching and administration
  • Participation in the establishment and further development of the department

This is part of your personality:

Your profile:

  • Degree (Master's or comparable) in a cultural studies (preferably philological) discipline, digital humanities or a related subject with a philological/cultural studies component
  • Professional, methodological and didactic skills
  • Basic knowledge of programming languages or data models from the field of digital humanities (preferably digital editions)
  • Ability to work in a team
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • Very good written and spoken English and German skills

Also desirable are

  • Experience with digital humanities projects
  • Willingness to engage in interdisciplinary exchange and research work in teams
  • Knowledge in the field of editorial science

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!

It is that easy to apply:

Documents to be submitted

  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic curriculum vitae (incl. list of publications, list of courses, list of lectures)
  • Description of research interests and dissertation project
  • Certificate of completed master's/diploma studies
  • Via our job portal / Apply now - button 

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Gabriel Viehhauser

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: 06/11/2024

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