The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 179 fields of study, approx. 10.000 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.03.2022 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Classical Philology, Medieval and Neolatin Studies
to 28.02.2026.

Reference number: 12663

The Institute for Classical Philology, Medieval and Neo-Latin studies covers more than 2500 years of Greek and Latin literature. In ancient Greek philology, Vienna has a long tradition of research on central topics such as epic, tragedy and philosophy. The position is a prae doc assistant in the work area of Univ. Prof. Dr. Stefan Büttner. - - - The advertisement is for 4 years, whereby the employment relationship is initially limited to 1.5 years and is automatically extended to a total of 4 years, unless the employer submits a declaration of non-renewal after a maximum of 12 months.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
- Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.
- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

A completed master’s degree in Ancient Greek or Classical Philology is required. The applicant should have research interests in texts that deal with at least one of the following areas of the artes liberales: ancient arithmetic, geometry, music, astronomy, logic, rhetoric or dialectic.

Desirable qualifications are
- Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
- Knowledge of university processes and structures
- Experience abroad
- Basic experience in research methods and academic writing

Application documents

- Synopsis of the dissertation project including a selected bibliography (at least 5, maximum 10 pages).
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- Degree certificatess

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Linguistics and Literature
Classical philology;Greek studies MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Humanities Linguistics and Literature MUST

Language level Importance
Ancient Greek
Excellent knowledge MUST
Excellent knowledge MUST
Very good knowledge MUST
Good knowledge SHOULD
Good knowledge CAN

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 ( no later than 06.02.2022, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Büttner, Stefan +43-1-4277-41906, Pauser, Karin +43-1-4277-41901.

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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