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 01.10.2022 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Sociology

Reference number: 13337

The Department of Sociology combines scientific research and teaching at the University of Vienna. The Department of Sociology, a subunit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, is influenced by the historical traces of the Viennese Sociology, which is dedicated to the understanding of social problems, empirical research and sociological theory.
The Department announces a vacant post-doc position within the field of Sociology of Work (until 30th of September 2025).

Duration of employment: 3 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 focus of the position is on sociology of work at the interface with general sociology. We offer the opportunity to research and teach in an internationally networked team while developing your own research profile. The successful candidate will actively participate in research, teaching and administration. This involves:
- Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
- Independent teaching of courses in the area of sociology of work and labour market studies in the scope defined by the collective agreement
- Involvement in research projects / research studies
- International publications and presentations
- Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in science communication activities
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

- Doctoral degree/PhD degree in Sociology or a related field
- Very good knowledge and experiences in the sociology of work
- Very good knowledge in general sociology
- Methodological competence in the area of qualitative and quantitative social research
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Ability to work in a team

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have:
- Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning - Experience in the application for, and implementation of research projects - Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards) - International presentation experience

Desirable qualifications are:
- Knowledge of university processes and structures - Experience abroad - Experience of supervising students

Application 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 / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable) - Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference - One or two work samples (an article and/or a chapter out of a book)

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
General sociology;Sociology of work MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Sociology - MUST

Language level Importance
Very good 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 17.08.2022, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Flecker, Jörg +43-1-4277-48142, Rieder, Irene +43-1-4277-49250.

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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