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 01.03.2022 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of East European History
to 28.02.2026.

Reference number: 12491

A postdoctoral position is advertised at the Institute of Eastern European History, assigned to the Professorship of History of Southeast Europe.

Duration of employment: 4 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:
The area of responsibility includes research and teaching in the field of the history of Southeast Europe. The focus is on the period before 1830. Particularly important is research competence in one of the classical source languages of the region (Greek, Ottoman, Church Slavonic). The post holder is expected to take on a teaching load of four semester hours per week. The academic support of the Chair of History of Southeast Europe as well as the participation in the academic self-administration are expected.During the period of employment, a larger research project is to be elaborated and submitted.

Appropriate philological competence in Middle and Modern Greek and/or Ottoman and/or Church Slavonic is expected; knowledge of Latin is also desirable. A good command of at least one modern Slavic and at least one modern non-Slavic language of the region is also required. Further requirements include a completed doctorate, at least one published monograph, articles in peer-reviewed journals or comparable high-quality journals or collective volumes. Experience in academic teaching is an advantage. Willingness to design a larger research project and submit a corresponding proposal is expected.

Teaching experience - Experience of working on research projects - publications in peer reviewed journals or collective volumes - international presentation experience

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
History, Archaeology
European history MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Humanities Historical Sciences MUST

Language level Importance
Very good knowledge MUST
Very good knowledge CAN
Ancient Greek
Very good knowledge CAN
Very good knowledge CAN
Very good knowledge MUST
Very good knowledge CAN
Very good knowledge CAN
Very good knowledge CAN
Very good knowledge CAN
Very good knowledge 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 07.12.2021, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Schmitt, Oliver +43-1-4277-41118.

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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