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 from 01.05.2023 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology
to 30.04.2027.

Reference number: 13927

The Institute of Prehistory and Historical Archaeology offers a position (Praedoc - Assistant Prof. Rebay-Salisbury) in the research field of Bronze Age Lifeworlds. The position is closely linked to the research and teaching excavation within the Százhalombatta Archaeological Expedition. The Praedoc - Assistant is expected to participate in the annual excavation and to develop a dissertation topic related to Százhalombatta. The application of bio- or geo-archaeological methods of analysis is desired. We offer the opportunity to work in an international and interdisciplinary team with a range of theoretical and methodological approaches and research traditions.

The advertisement is for 3 years, whereby the employment relationship is initially limited to 1.5 years and is automatically extended to a total of 3 years, unless the emploer submits a non-extension declaration after a maximum of 12 months. An extension to 4 years is possible in case of probation and corresponding progress in work.

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 projects, teaching and administration:
- Participation in publications / scientific articles / lecturing activities
- Completion of a dissertation agreement within 12 months is expected
- Participation in and independent teaching of courses to the extent of the provisions of the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Participation in the organisation of meetings, conferences and symposia
- Participation in institute, teaching and research administration

- Completed Master's degree in prehistoric archaeology
- Knowledge of bioarchaeology (e.g. botany, zoology, osteology) through training or practical experience (e.g. Master's thesis with relevant topic, participation in field school or work in relevant research project)
- excavation experience, including experience in digital documentation, interpretation and report writing
- Knowledge of digital image processing and geographic information systems (preferably QGIS)
- Very good written and spoken English, German and Hungarian an advantage

Initial experience in research practice is desirable

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Other Humanities
Cultural history CAN

Language level Importance
Excellent knowledge MUST
Excellent knowledge MUST
Basic knowledge CAN

Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills  Importance
Basic Knowledge

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 04.04.2023, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Sentall, Gabriele +43-1-4277-40490, Braun, Marion +43-1-4277-40401.

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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