University Assistant (post doc)

AnbieterUniversität Wien
Department of Government
Erschienen12. April 2017
ArbeitsortWien, Wien, Österreich
Verwaltung / Regierung
FunktionSenior Researcher / Postdoc


The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.08.2017 of a

Reference number : 7381

The Department of Government is looking for an university assistant (post doc) with good knowledge of political behavior (especially of electoral behavior and populism) and of quantitative methods in the Social Sciences.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 35 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:
  • Participation in research, teaching and administration
  • Key participation in research projects on populism and electoral behavior in Austria
  • International publishing and presentation activities
  • Project application and (external) fundraising
  • Holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement
  • Examination activities
  • Support of students
  • Participation in evaluation activities and in quality assurance
  • Participation in administration of the institute /department

  • Completed PhD in Political Sciences
  • Research interest in electoral and political behavior, especially populism
  • Excellent knowledge of quantitative methods and statistical analysis of population samples (STATA, R)
  • Long-term experience with survey methods
  • Excellent or very good skills in English and German

    Your application should include the following documents:
  • Letter of intent
  • 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
  • Contact details of reference persons

    Research fields:

    Special research fields Importance

    Political systems;Comparative politics SHOULD

    Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> no later than 02.05.2017, mentioning reference number 7381.

    For further information please contact Barta, Julia Maria Theresia +43-1-4277-49730.

    The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 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.

    Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
    Reference number: 7381
    E-Mail: jobcenter [at] univie[.]ac[.]at

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