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University Assistant (PostDoc) at the Department of Political Science

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
€4.752,30 per month
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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49 Faculty of Social Sciences
Startdate: 01.10.2024 | Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
Limited until: 30.09.2027
Reference no.: 2002

Your personal sphere of play:

Your future position is at the Department of Political Science in the research area of Political Theory.

At the Department of Political Science, we aim to engage with the full spectrum of political theory in research and in our teaching. Our focus is on (radical) democratic theories, as well as on hegemony theory, poststructuralism, critical theories, and intellectual history.

Contract period: 3 years, beginning from 1 October 2024

Your future tasks:

Active participation in research, teaching and administration in the research area of Political Theory (led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Marchart). What is required:

  • You participate in the coordination and execution of scientific events
  • You publish internationally, give lectures and participate in international academic conferences
  • You contribute to project applications and third-party funding acquisition
  • You prepare and complete a publication-ready habilitation
  • You hold courses independently within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement
  • You prepare and execute exams
  • You supervise student theses, especially those specializing in Political Theory
  • You participate in evaluation measures and in quality assurance
  • You assist in administrative tasks for the department

This is part of your personal qualifications:

  • Completed doctoral/PhD studies in Political Science, or a closely related field, with a focus on Political Theory
  • Profound competences in the political history of ideas and contemporary political theory, especially critical and radical-democratic approaches
  • Methodical competence
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of German and English
  • IT skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Didactic skills and experience in e-learning
  • Experience in research management
  • Experience in acquisition of third party funding
  • Knowledge about university workflows and structures

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours. Home Office is temporarily possible upon agreement. The place of employment is Vienna.

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 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 gross basic salary for the advertised position is currently (2024) €4.752,30 per month (full-time basis) and will be paid 14 times per year for the contract period of 3 years. The basic salary may increase if we can credit professional experience.

It is that easy to apply:

  • Letter of intent
  • Scientific curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Two selected publications / text samples (one of which is your dissertation)
  • Summary of your research interests (max. 1 p.), your publications plans, research plans
  • Your habilitation exposé
  • If you have taught before: a sample syllabus in English or German, teaching reviews if available
  • List of three courses you would like to teach at the BA and/or MA level related to Political Theory, with a short description (3-4 sentences for each course)
  • Your doctoral degree
  • Contact details of two persons who could provide reference letters
  • Via our job portal / Apply now – Button

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Oliver Marchart

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: 07/09/2024

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