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University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Education

The advertised position is located in the Department of Education of the Faculty of Philosophy and Education and belongs to the section « Education and Inequality » (direction: Univ. Prof. Dr. Veronika Wöhrer). The Department’s main responsibilities lie within the area of teaching and research in the field of Education. The research is centered on the description, critical analysis, and scientific explanation of phenomena of education. Your subject area will include the education and training processes in specially created social institutions (such as schools), as well as the educational and socialization processes in non-pedagogically institutionalized fields of social life (peer groups, milieus, media, etc.).

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. This involves
– Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
– Involvement in research projects / research studies
– International publications and presentations
– Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
– Preparing / writing a (publication-ready) habilitation thesis in the field of research in education
– Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
– Supervision of students
– Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
– Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

– Doctoral degree/PhD degree in education or social sciences
– Knowledge of youth studies
– Knowledge of intersectional research, gender studies, migration studies and/or postcolonial studies in education
– Experience in qualitative and participatory research
– High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
– Excellent command of written and spoken German
– Excellent command of written and spoken English
– IT user skills
– Ability to work in a team

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have
– Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
– Experience of working on 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

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 23.11.2020, mentioning reference number 11293.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). 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.