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 01.08.2022 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Communication

Reference number: 13228

Communication Science is a social science with a diversity of research methods. Its core is the indirect public communication, transmitted by mass media.

The Department of Communication of the University of Vienna, a subunit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, announces a vacant post doc position within the field of Advertising and Media Psychology (Prof. Jörg Matthes).

The position involves research, teaching load in accordance with collective bargaining agreement and administrative work. As part of their research, candidates are expected to publish and present at an international level and to participate in raising third-party funding. Teaching at Bachelor's and Master's level in journalism and communication science and the supervision of students is done independently.
Candidates are expected to perform administrative duties and participation in evaluation activities and quality assurance.

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
- Research activities in advertising and/or strategic political communication and persuasion research
- Development of proposals and new research projects and acquisition of third-party funding
- (International) publishing and presentation activities
- Participation in and organisation of scientific conferences
- Examination activities and support of students

- Doctoral degree/PhD degree in communication studies or related disciplines
- Competence in advertising research and/or strategic political communication and persuasion research
- In-depth knowledge of methods of empirical social research, especially quantitative methods and statistical data analysis
- Experience in research-based teaching at university level
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Computer literacy
- Excellent command of written and spoken English and German
- Ability to work in a team

Desirable qualifications are
- Knowledge of university processes and structures

Application documents

- Letter of intent
- Scientific CV
- List of publications and a list of presentations
- Two referees that we could contact

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Media and Communication Sciences
Journalism SHOULD

Language level Importance
Excellent knowledge MUST
Excellent knowledge MUST

Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills  Importance
Operating system knowledge
Windows 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 19.07.2022, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Matthes, Jörg +43-1-4277-49307.

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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