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Senior Lecturer, History Directorate of Studies

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary of EUR 4,752,8
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

Job Details

8507 History Directorate of Studies
Startdate: 01.09.2024 | Working hours: 23 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
Limited until: 31.08.2028
Reference no.: 2388

Do you enjoy working with young people, are you curious, and do you want to pass on your knowledge?  As a Senior Lecturer, you play a crucial role in educating students. In addition to providing a solid academic education, we also place a special emphasis on the personal development of students. We support students in developing curiosity and critical thinking, thereby creating a solid foundation for the professional challenges of the next generation.

Your workplace:

The historical rectorate of studies at the Faculty of History and Cultural Studies covers five institutes and offers six Master's programs as well as two Bachelor's programs (including teacher education). It has about 6,600 students.

As a Senior Lecturer, you will teach primarily in the Interdisciplinary Master program "Contemporary History and Media", but also in other study programs in the field of history.

The employment level of 57.1% includes an average teaching load of 8 semester hours per week ("Semesterwochenstunden", SWS) of academic teaching. The principal willingness to increase the level of employment to up to 100%, subject to university requirements, is welcomed. In case of positive evaluation at the end of the fixed-term period of 4 years, in mutual agreement the position can be changed to a permanent position. 

Your future tasks:

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

  • You hold courses on BA and MA level within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement, i.e. an average of 8 semester hours per week.
  • You contribute to the (further) development of course and examination formats.
  • We expect you to continuously integrate the current state of the art into your teaching, to particiate in didactic trainings and to conduct research in periods without courses.
  • You will take on administrative tasks, especially in the administration of teaching.
  • The focus of teaching duties lies in the areas of media history from the 19th century to the present, media theories and contemporary history.

What we expect:

We are looking for people who see university teaching as an interesting and challenging career field. Requirements for application are: 

  • PhD in the field of 20th and/or 21st century history / media history
  • Several years of self-reliant teaching at a post-secondary educational institution
  • Enthusiasm for passing on knowledge and for university teaching

What we offer:

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team with excellent research infrastructure, dedicated colleagues and students who want to learn from you.

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 4,752,8 (on a fulltime 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:

  • CV and certificates
  • PhD Degree
  • letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)
  • Didactic teaching concept for an ("UE") Reading Course Contemporary History (Module M2a of the curriculum "Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Contemporary History and Media (V2019)" (max. 2 pages)
  • List of courses held
  • Evidence, if applicable course evaluation results
  • List of publications and list of research projects carried out 
  • Via our job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Maria Mesner

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: 06/23/2024 

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