30/06/2020

University Assistant (post doc)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Language sciencesLanguages
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/07/2020 00:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Vienna
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    10993
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    No

The Department of German at the University of Vienna is the largest academic center covering all fields relating to the German language and German-language literatures. The core areas are Modern German Literature, Medieval German Language and Literature, Germanic Linguistics, German as a Foreign and Second Language, and German Teaching Methodology. In addition, the areas of Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, and Literature for Children and Young Adults are well established. More than 6400 students are enrolled.
This is a postdoctoral position to work with the Professor for Modern German Literature with an emphasis on Austrian Literature. In addition to an excellent PhD, the postholder will have a habilitation-project that has significant overlaps with at least one of the following areas: Austrian Literature 1815-1890 in international context; Austrian Literature 1890-1945 in international context; Austrian Literature 1945-2020 in international context.

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
- 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 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
- 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

Benefits

Eligibility criteria

- doctorate in German Literary Studies or Comparative Literature in the field of Modern German Literature
- areas of expertise: Modern German Literature and/or Comparative Literature/European Literature with an research emphasis on Austrian Literature
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team

Selection process

- doctorate in German Literary Studies or Comparative Literature in the field of Modern German Literature
- areas of expertise: Modern German Literature and/or Comparative Literature/European Literature with an research emphasis on Austrian Literature
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team

Additional comments

The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. At present, about 88,000 students are enrolled in 180 courses at the University of Vienna. The University of Vienna is also the largest teaching and research institution in Austria with 8,900 employees, 6,700 of whom are scientists and academics.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Language sciencesLanguages
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

- doctorate in German Literary Studies or Comparative Literature in the field of Modern German Literature
- areas of expertise: Modern German Literature and/or Comparative Literature/European Literature with an research emphasis on Austrian Literature
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team In addition the post-holder will have:
- an interest in: Literary Theory; Sociology of Culture; Aesthetics; and/or History of Knowledge and Scholarship.
- a demonstrable expertise in the History of Austrian Literature and Culture
- 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)
- doctoral dissertation in PDF format
- PDFs of two academic publications
- contact addresses of possible referees

Specific Requirements

- doctorate in German Literary Studies or Comparative Literature in the field of Modern German Literature
- areas of expertise: Modern German Literature and/or Comparative Literature/European Literature with an research emphasis on Austrian Literature
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team In addition the post-holder will have:
- an interest in: Literary Theory; Sociology of Culture; Aesthetics; and/or History of Knowledge and Scholarship.
- a demonstrable expertise in the History of Austrian Literature and Culture
- 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)
- doctoral dissertation in PDF format
- PDFs of two academic publications
- contact addresses of possible referees

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Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Department of German Studies
Austria
VIENNA
Vienna
1010
Universitätsring 1

EURAXESS offer ID: 537777
Posting organisation offer ID: 10993

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