University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of English and American Studies

Vienna, Austria
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 30, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
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 English and American Studies

Reference number: 7769

Research and teaching at the Department of English and American Studies cover literary and cultural studies as well as linguistics. The department employs more than sixty members. Presently, almost 5000 students are enrolled in its Bachelor, Master, PhD and Teacher Education programmes.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40.0 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:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves
- developing and strengthening of your 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

- Doctoral degree/PhD degree
- Professional competence in the areas of British and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures
- Methodological competence in postcolonial theory, critical race theory, critical whiteness studies, performance theory, or other related fields
- Didactic competence in teaching and supervision
- 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, 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
- 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
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Research fields:

Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Linguistics and Literature
English studies;General literature studies MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( ) no later than 29.11.2017, mentioning reference number 7769.

For further information please contact Viola, Màrta Sarolta +43-1-4277-42406.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( ). 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: 7769

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