JOB 03.05.2022

4 University Assistants (prae doc), DSHCS, Vienna

Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna, Austria, 01.10.2022–30.09.2025
Bewerbungsschluss: 31.05.2022

Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna

The Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies (DSHCS; at the University of Vienna comprises seven research clusters (Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval Studies; East European and Eurasian Studies; Archaeology and Material Culture; Art History and Visual Culture; Social and Economic Spaces; State, Politics, and Governance in Historical Perspective; Women’s and Gender History). They transcend periods, disciplines, and regions and offer their fellows the exceptional opportunity to study in a truly cross-disciplinary setting.

The DSHCS seeks to fill four positions as University Assistants in October 2022 and invites application from graduates of all historical-cultural subjects with an outstanding master degree who seek to work on their doctoral project within the vital and international atmosphere of the University of Vienna. Doctoral candidates are expected to conclude a doctoral thesis agreement in 12 months. They teach undergraduates and contribute to the DSHCS’ activities. The DSHCS offers its fellows a structured doctoral program and excellent supervision. Moreover, it promotes international mobility, networking and individual career planning through scholarships and workshops.

The employment relationship is initially limited to 1.5 years and is automatically extended to a total of 3 years, unless the employer submits a declaration of non-renewal after a maximum of 12 months.

Applications should be submitted via the recruiting tool

Duration of employment: 3 years
Weekly working hours: 30 hours
Salary: Job grading in accordance with bargaining agreement § 48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (prae doc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job description:
- carrying out research towards a doctoral degree
- publishing results in international media
- present findings at international conferences and seminars
- teaching undergraduate students
- active involvement in the DSHCS’ activities

Your profile:
- outstanding master degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
- strong written and verbal skills
- excellent command of spoken and written English
- social competence and integrative skills

Application documents (as one PDF file):
- letter of motivation, including a statement on the research cluster of choice
- academic curriculum vitae and a list of publication and given talks
- scans of university diplomas
- proofs of language proficiency German and/or English (C1)
- exposé of the dissertation project (max. 13.000 signs)

Applications (in German or English) should be submitted through by May 31, 2022. Please be ready to provide two names of referees who are able to write a letter on your behalf within one week.
Potential candidates will be interviewed mid-June 2022. The final decision will be made at the end of June 2022 and candidates will be notified soon after.
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The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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