University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education and Economy

Location
Vienna, Austria
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 09, 2017
Closes
Dec 22, 2017
Ref
106435
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc
The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 174 fields of study, approx. 9.500 members of staff, more than 94.000 students) seeks to fill the position of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education and Economy

Reference number: 8101

A post-doc position is vacant at the Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy. The position is assigned to the area of "Bildung-Psychology and Evaluation" (Chair Prof. Christiane Spiel). The working focus of this area is linked to the faculty's research topic "Promotion of lifelong learning in educational institutions".

We are looking for a staff member with interest and experience in thematically corresponding research and teaching in the field of gender stereotypes in the educational carrier (e.g., motivation development) and/or in the field of learning motivation, learning performance and well-being; further experiences in intervention and evaluation research are welcome.

Experience in planning, supervising and executing research projects (in the mentioned fields), in preparing relevant publications in peer-reviewed (preferably English) journals and with presentations at international conferences should exist. International collaborations (joint projects) are very welcome. Relevant experience in teaching, excellent English, methodology, and IT skills are expected. In particular, sound knowledge concerning complex statistical models and methods used in the field of educational psychology and evaluation are expected. In addition the applicant should be characterized by social and project management competences and the ability to work in a team.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30.0 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:
Collaboration in research, teaching and administration in the working group "Bildung-Psychology and Evaluation". This includes e.g., methodological and content related supervision of third party funded projects, preparation of (international) publications and being active in presenting own research at scientific conferences, preparation of proposals for research grants, holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement, self-reliant examination activities and student supervision, collaboration in evaluation and quality assurance activities, collaboration in administration of the faculty and the institute. Preparation of a (cumulative) postdoctoral lecture qualification is also part of the job description.

Profile:
Very good English and German skills; doctorate or PhD in a relevant field of psychology; excellent knowledge in methods and statistics relevant for the field of Bildung-psychology and evaluation; working knowledge in qualitative research methods; traceable research experiences in the field of gender stereotypes in the educational carrier (e.g., motivation development) and/or in the field of learning motivation, learning performance and well-being; further experiences in intervention and evaluation research are welcome; relevant experience in teaching, in publicating in scientific journals and in presenting research at international conferences; ability to work in a team, social and project management competences.

Knowledge of academic processes and structures - capacity of teamwork - resilience and engagement - proactive - good social skills

Please submit: Letter of intent, scientific CV, publication and presentation lists, two most important publications, description of research interests and a first plan of a postdoctoral lecture qualification project, letters of reference or names of reference persons.

Research fields:

Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Psychology
Applied psychology MUST
Education:

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
University
Social sciences Psychology MUST
Languages:

Language
Language level Importance
German
Excellent knowledge MUST
English
Excellent knowledge MUST
Computer-Skills:

Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills Importance
Database knowledge
SPSS MUST
Basic Knowledge
MS Office MUST
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 29.11.2017, mentioning reference number 8101.

For further information please contact Marhold, Selina +43-1-4277-47311.

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.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 8101
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at

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