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 01.02.2023 of a

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

Reference number: 13188

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.

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 in the field of comparative policy analysis and qualitative methods (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Prainsack). This involves:
- Developing and strengthening an independent, internationally recognisable research and publication profile
- Participation in research projects
- Project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
- Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective bargaining agreement
- Supervision of students
- Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
- Participation in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

- Doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in the field of political science or another relevant social science or humanities discipline

- Expertise in the field of comparative policy analysis

- Expertise in one of the following areas is of advantage: digital transformations in health and other fields of practice and policy, healthcare policies, health systems, social policy

- Good knowledge of qualitative methods of empirical social research required, basic knowledge in quantitative social science methods desirable

- Didactic skills

- Excellent command of written and spoken English (native speaker or equivalent)

- Ability to work in a team

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have
- A promising publication record
- Teaching experience in the field of political science, including experience with e-learning
- Experience in (external) fundraising
- Experience with working in research projects

Desirable qualifications are
- Knowledge of university processes and structures
- International experience
- Experience in supervising students
- Ability to teach in English

Your application should include the following documents:
- Letter of motivation
- Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
- Description of research interests and research agenda (5 pages)
- Contact details of 3 referees
- Degree certificates

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Political Science
Policy analysis 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 05.07.2022, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Kathan, Michaela +43-1-4277-49408, 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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