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University Assistant Predoctoral, Translation Studies

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

58 Centre for Translation Studies
Startdate: 01.11.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 31.10.2028
Reference no.: 2528

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 More than 7,500 academics at the University of Vienna thrive on continuous exploration and curiosity and help us better understand our world. Does this sound like you? Then join our team!

The Centre for Translation Studies (CTS, ZTW in German) is one of 20 academic units (faculties and cetres) at the University of Vienna. In addition to teaching (transcultural communication, translation studies, translation and interpreting education in 14 languages) the Centre conducts cutting-edge research in several areas. More than 120 lecturers teach translation-related subjects to about 3,000 students.   

Your personal sphere of influence

As a university assistant prae doc in the field of Interpreting Studies with a special focus on Dialogue Interpreting/Community Interpreting, you will join the research team of Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sonja Pöllabauer. In total, two positions are to be filled. We expect you to successfully complete your doctoral thesis in a related subject along with your contribution to research projects. 

The employment duration is 4 years. Initially, it will be limited to 1,5 years and will automatically be 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 set of responsibilities includes, but is not limited to: 

  • You are actively involved in research, teaching and related administration
  • We expect you to finalize your dissertation agreement within 12-18 months and to actively work on its successful completion..
  • You contribute to organizing meetings, research publications and presentations
  • You hold courses independently within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • You take care in the supervision of students.
  • You take on administrative tasks in research, teaching and administration.

This is part of your personality

  • Completed Master's degree or Diploma, in the field of Translation Studies
  • Research interest in Community Interpreting
  • Knowledge of the theories and methods of Translation Studies with a focus on Interpreting Studies 
  • Basic experience in academic writing and with research methods
  • Didactic competences / experience with e-learning
  • Excellent command of written and spoken German and English as well as another language offered at the CTS
  • Very good IT-user skills
  • Teamwork and high social competencies

Desireable knowledge is ...

  • E-learning teaching experience
  • Master*s/diploma thesis in the field of Community Interpreting
  • Knowledge of university processes and structures
  • .Basic experience in academic writing (publications in subject-related media)
  • Experience abroad
  • Presentation experience

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

  • With your scientific curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation including ideas for a doctoral project proposal
  • List of publications 
  • Proof of teaching experience 
  • Copies of degree certificates
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Sonja Pöllabauer

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: 07/12/2024 

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