The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Political Science

Reference number: 13387

The Department of Political Science, a subunit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, addresses all major fields of political science. It is dedicated to innovative and problem-oriented research and provides students with a wide range of specialisations. Members of the Department study the transformation of governance, statehood and democracy across different policy areas, geographical regions and political areas.

The employment is initially limited to 1.5 years and is automatically extended to 4 years, unless the employer submits a declaration of non-extension within 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 in the field of Political Theory (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Marchart)
- Participation in research projects
- Participation in project application and acquisition of third-party funds
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- Participation in the development of a media platform for political theory
- Participation in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposia
- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement in the area of political theory within 12-18 months
- Participation in teaching and teaching courses independently according to the collective bargaining agreement
- Supervision of students
- Participation in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

- University Degree (Diploma, MA) in the study field of political science or a related study / focus on political theory
- Professional competence in the history of political ideas and in contemporary political theory with a focus on approaches of critical thought and radical democracy
- Excellent knowledge of German and English
- Computer literacy
- Ability to work in teams

Desirable qualifications are
- Experience in teaching / experience in e-learning
- Knowledge of university processes and structures
- International experience
- Basic experience in academic research

Your application should include the following documents:
- Letter of motivation
- Scientific CV / List of publications
- Evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- Exposé for a dissertation project (approx. 5-10 pages)
- Two academic writing samples (master thesis and a publication or term paper)
- Certificates

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Political Science
Political theory CAN

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 16.09.2022, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Rajic, Danijela +43-1-4277-49403.

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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