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 01.07.2023 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Political Science
to 31.12.2024.

Reference number: 14136

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.

The position is vacant for the period of absence of a member of staff.

Duration of employment: 1 year/s
Duration of employment: 6 month/s
Extent of Employment: 20 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 International Politics (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brand). This involves:
- Developing and strengthening your independent research profile
- Participation in research projects
- Project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
- Assistance in the university-wide Research Network Latin America
- International publications and presentations
- 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 political science or another relevant social science or humanities discipline
- Expertise in the field of International Politics, critical International Political Economy and Latin America
- Interest in research on state and state theory as well as “imperial mode of living”
- Good knowledge of qualitative methods of empirical social research required, knowledge of quantitative methods desirable
- Proven ability to publish in highly ranked international journals (peer reviewed according to the standards of the discipline)
- Didactic skills
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent command of written and spoken German, English and Spanish
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team

Would be an advantage
- Teaching experience in the field of political science or another discipline with relevance for political science / Experience in e-learning
- Experience in (external) fundraising
- Experience with working in research projects
- Experience with presenting your research at international conferences

Desirable qualifications are
- Knowledge of university processes and structures
- Relevant experience outside of Austria
- Experience with supervising students
- Ability to teach in English and German

Your application should include the following documents:
- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
- Description of research interests and research agenda / if applicable: of the intended habilitation project (5 pages)
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference
- Certificates

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Political Science
International relations 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 31.05.2023, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact 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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