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Call for Applications: Postdoctoral University Assistant at the Institute of Legal and Constitutional History, University of Vienna

June 30, 2020

Type: Postdoctoral

Due date: 30 June 2020

Duration: up to 6 years


The Institute for Legal and Constitutional History conducts research and teaches on all parts of European legal history, with a focus on Austria. A post-doc position, limited to 6 years is anounced herewith. It is desirable that the applicant writes a habilitation thesis on legal history within this time. Therefore, relevant previous experience and publications should already be available and be presented when applying. The habilitation project should be presented in a short synopsis.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves – Developing and strengthening the independent research profile – Involvement in research projects / research studies – International publications and presentations – Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding – Preparing / writing a (publication-ready) habilitation thesis – Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement – Supervision of students – Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance –
Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

Doctoral degree/PhD degree – Professional and methodological competence (proofed by publications) – Didactic competence (proofed by certificates of academic teaching) – High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing – Excellent command of written and spoken English – IT user skills – Ability to work in a team

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have – Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning – Experience of working on research projects – Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards) – International presentation experience Desirable qualifications are – Knowledge of university processes and structures – Research experience in international academic institutes – Experience of supervising students
Application documents
– Letter of motivation – Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given) – Description of research interests and research agenda and of the intended habilitation project – Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Research fields:

Main research field Special research fields Importance
Law Legal history MUST


Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance
University Legal Sciences Legal history MUST


Language Language level Importance
English Very good knowledge SHOULD
German Excellent knowledge MUST


Type of computer skills Specified computer skills Importance
Basic Knowledge MS Office MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 30.06.2020, mentioning reference number 10943.

For further information please contact Vec, Milos +43-1-4277-34579.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). 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.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 10943
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at


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