University Assistant (post doc)

AnbieterUniversität Wien
Department of History
Erschienen18. Mai 2017
ArbeitsortWien, Wien, Österreich
KategorieGeschichte / Archeologie
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 as soon as possible of a

Reference number : 7515

The Department of History at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies is offering a post-doc position to be filled as soon as possible.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s
Duration of employment: 0 month/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 advertised position is located in the research field of the comparative history of religions and warfare in the premodern world. Participation in research, teaching and administration at the Department of History. The focus of the participation will be in researching the relationship of religion and warfare in either pre-modern China, pre-modern Sub-Saharan Africa, or pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, in collaboration with Professor Philippe Buc. Teaching will be in propaedeutic courses and comparative history, involving pre-modern Europe and either pre-modern China, pre-modern Sub-Saharan Africa, or pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Main tasks include: Participation in research, teaching and administration; participation in research projects; (international) publishing and presentation activities; project application and (external) fundraising; preparation/finalization of a (publishable) habilitation thesis in Comparative History; holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement; examination activities; supervision of students; participation in evaluation activities and in quality assurance; participation in administration of the Department.

PhD in premodern history, preferably in the field of either pre-modern Chinese History to the early Quing, pre-modern sub-saharan African History (to circa 1850), or Precolumbian Mesoamerica.
Additionally, qualified in European History, e.g., as a second field.
The successful applicant has research competence in the relevant religions of either China, Africa, or Precolumbian America, ability to work under pressure, willingness to teamwork, ability to work independently, and high command of written and oral English. S/he has also reading knowledge of the relevant languages, e.g., Chinese, or one or several sub-Saharan language, or Nahuatl or Mayan. S/he has attested teaching-grade command of European History.

Spoken German is an advantage but no requirement; experience in teaching; experience in (external) fundraising would be a plus; familiarity with university structures and processes.
Your application should include the following documents: Letter of intent
Scientific CV; list of publications; A pdf of the dissertation and of an article accepted for publication; three reference letters including one from the dissertation advisor.

Research fields:

Special research fields Importance

European history;Global history;Modern history SHOULD


Language level Importance

Excellent knowledge MUST Basic knowledge CAN

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 30.06.2017, mentioning reference number 7515.

For further information please contact Buc, Philippe +43-1-4277-27240.

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: 7515
E-Mail: jobcenter [at] univie[.]ac[.]at

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