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 Islamic-Theological Studies
to 28.02.2026.

Reference number: 12550

The department of Islamic-Theolgical Studies at the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies offers theological research and teaching in order to support the academic education of junior scientists in the field of islamic religious societies.

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.

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 (The focus lies in the area of Islamic Religious Education.):
- Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles
- Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
- 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

- Completed studies (Diplom, Magister or Master's degree) in the field of Religious Education, Islamic Theology or Education
- Relevant knowledge in theory and empirical research methods in the field of Islamic Religious Education or Theology
- Professional competences in the field of theology and religious education studies
- Methodological competences in the field of religious education empirical research, didactical competences in teaching practice
- Commitment and resilience
- Ability to work in a team
- Independent work
- IT user skills
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Knowledge of Turkish and Arabic is an advantage

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

- Letter of Motivation including ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- Degree certificatess

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Educational Sciences
Social pedagogy;School pedagogy MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Social sciences - MUST

Language level Importance
Basic knowledge CAN
Excellent knowledge MUST
Excellent knowledge MUST
Basic 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 28.02.2022, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Sonntag, Heidemarie +43-1-4277-42503.

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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