Six doctoral positions, University of Vienna

Vienna Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna, October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2023
Application deadline: Jun 5, 2020

Six fully funded doctoral positions

The newly established Vienna Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies (SHCS) invites applications from excellent doctoral candidates who intend to pursue their PhD in a vibrant, international academic environment at the University of Vienna.

Currently, the SHCS comprises 80 faculty members and 230 doctoral students. It offers a unique combination of a broad range of interrelated programs in historical and cultural studies (see more at and provides well structured support and top level specialist supervision to enhance your excellence in research and provide you with outstanding international visibility.

We invite applications for one of our seven research clusters to begin your doctoral studies in the Winter Semester 2020.

- Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval Studies
- East European and Eurasian Studies
- Archeology and Material Culture
- Art History and Visual Culture
- Social and Economic Spaces
- State, Politics, Governance in Historical Perspective
- Women’s and Gender History

To apply, you must hold an MA or equivalent degree. Please send an outline of your research project (15.000 characters), a CV, reference letters by two senior scholars, and a statement, why you would like to join the cluster of your choice. Applications will be accepted until June 5th, 2020. You will be informed about the outcome of your application by September 6, 2020. The semester begins October 1st, 2020
The successful applicants’ primary task will be to complete a PhD degree. Active involvement in the activities of the SHCS is expected, while participation in relevant graduate courses offered at Vienna University is required. You will conduct courses and you will participate in the evaluation and quality assurance of the school. The salary is corresponds to the collective agreement for Universities and is limited to a duration of three years. In addition, travel and publication funds are partly available upon application and depending on budget restrictions. Successful applicants will be employed as University Assistant (prae doc). Their contract will run for 3 years and comes with full social security and health insurance benefits. No extra housing allowance will be provided.

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Contributor: Beate Pamperl

Contribution published: May 20, 2020

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