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 01.03.2023 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Faculty centre for transdisciplinary historical-cultural studies
to 28.02.2028.

Reference number: 13649

At the Faculty Center of transdisciplinary historical and cultural Studies, the position of a post-doctoral university assistant for the field of "Cultural Heritage" (Supervision: Prof. Dr. Noémie Etienne) is to be filled.

We address critically topics related to art and material culture, architecture, history, memory, immaterial and material heritage, landscape, and ecology, including questions about museums, representation, or coloniality and its impact today. Other areas of study may include (but are not limited to) the history of collecting, the restitution of looted art, provenance, display, and conservation. A broad chronological scope is possible, from pre-modern to contemporary times, with no limitation on period or geography.

Duration of employment: 5 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 includes:

- Developing and strengthening an academic research profile
- Participation in research projects
- Participation in organisation of conferences, meetings, symposiums
- Participation in project applications and external fundraising
- Preparation/completion of a habilitation/second book
- Teaching assignments according to the extent regulated by the collective agreement
- Examination activities
- Supervison of students
- Participation in evaluation activities and in quality assurance
- Participation in administration of the department

- PhD in Art History or Cultural and Historical Studies
- Publications and/or activities on problems of Cultural Heritage (in a broad sense)
- Excellent English skills
- Preparedness and interest in learning German
- Research interests in the focus area of the chair
- Taking pleasure in working independently and being able to work in a team
- Enjoyment of reading and debate

Additional assets would be:
- University teaching experience
- Understanding of and interest in Postcolonial, Queer, or Gender-focused questions and methods
- Experience in scientific management, external fundraising
- Knowledge of university structures and processes
- Experience in international project cooperation

Application documents

- Letter of intent
- Academic CV (including a list of publications, teaching experience and a
list of presentations and projects)
- Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation
project (if applicable) in relation to the research focus of the chair
- 2 recommendation letters (not mandatory)
- 2 academic journal papers
- copies of academic certificates and further training certificates

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
History, Archaeology
Archaeology;Museology;Austrian history;Global history;Science of history;Modern history;Gender history;Social history CAN

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Humanities - MUST

Language level Importance
Very good 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 30.11.2022, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Fally, Johanna +43-1-4277-67101.

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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