The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.07.2021 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Musicology (Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology)
to 06.01.2022.

Reference number: 12053

The Institute of Musicology at the University of Vienna is one of the largest in the world, with a dynamic team and a very broad research spectrum. To cover a leave, we are looking for a person with a PhD, research interest in the field of European music history after 1600 and a focus on music theatre.

The position is vacant for the period of absence of a member of staff.

Extent of Employment: 20 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 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 in musicology with a focus on music theatre
- Competence in the field of the history of musical multimedia
- Excellent didactic competence
- 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
- Experience abroad
- 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)
- Text of the dissertation and 2 publications
- Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable)
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Music history;Musicology MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Humanities - MUST

Language level Importance
Excellent knowledge MUST
Excellent knowledge 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 16.06.2021, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Ladislav, Sabine +43-1-4277-44266.

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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