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University Assistant Predoctoral in Foundations of Education

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary of EUR 3.578,80
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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46 Faculty of Philosophy and Education
Startdate: 01.08.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 29.06.2024
Reference no.: 2506

Among the many reasons 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 continuous striving for top international research and scientific excellence. At the same time they enjoy support and liberties that are not a given at other institutions. Does that sound like something for you? Welcome to our team!

Your personal sphere of influence:

The advertised position is located in the Department of Education in the section "Foundations of Education" of Univ. Prof. Dr. Daniel Tröhler. The Department's main responsibilities lie within the international area of teaching and research in the field of Education. The research is centered on the description, critical analysis, and scientific explanation of phenomena of education. The subject aera of inquiry include the education and training processes in specially created social institutions (such as schools), as well as the educational and socialization processes in non-educational institutionalized fields of social life (peer groups, milieus, media, etc.). The Department of Education is part of the Faculty of Philosophy and Education.

The research area "Foundations of Education" aims at investigating, by means of an international approach, educational systems of thought that emerge in the respective historical, cultural and national contexts and often spread across their own national borders in the course of time. Within the framework of this pre-doctoral position, a dissertation shall use a (possibly comparative) case study to analyze particular national systems of thought, which were then reflected in school policy, the school system, curricula, performance assessment or transitional regulations in the expectation of educating students to become loyal national citizens. Against the background of international research access, the research area works with partner institutions primarily in Scandinavia, Great Britain, Western Europe, Canada, and the USA.

Your future tasks:

Active participation in research, teaching and administration, which means:

  • Developing and strengthening an internationally oriented independent research profile
  • International publications and presentations
  • Preparing / writing a (publication-ready) dissertation thesis
  • Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Supervision of students
  • Participation in colloquia and other events by the department and the research unit
  • Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
  • Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
  • Potentially project application and acquisition of third-party funded projects for PostDoc phase

This is part of your personality:

  • Master degree in education
  • Basic Knowledge of international studies in the given field
  • Knowledge of nationalism and curriculum studies
  • High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
  • Excellent command of written and spoken German and English
  • Ability to work in a team

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have:

  • Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
  • Enrollment in Doctoral School in Education DSE

Desirable qualifications are:

  • Knowledge of university processes and structures
  • Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (mostly international)
  • International presentation experience
  • Professional experience abroad
  • Knowledge of a third language

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours, remote/hybrid (upon agreement).

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 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 3.578,80 (fulltime) increases if we can credit professional experience.

Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

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.

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your letter of intent
  • With your scientific curriculum vitae
  • With your list of publications, list of courses given and list of talks given
  • With your description of the intended dissertation project
  • Contact details of persons who could provide reference letters
  • Master Degree

If you have any questions, please contact:

Daniel Tröhler

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: 09/22/2024 

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