University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Classical Philology, Medieval and Neolatin Stud

Vienna, Austria
Dec 13, 2017
Jan 02, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types
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 from 01.03.2018 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Classical Philology, Medieval and Neolatin Studies
to 28.02.2022.

Reference number: 8118

The Department of Classical Philology, Medieval and Neo-Latin is responsible for teaching and research in the Greek and Latin languages and their respective literature(s) from Classical Antiquity through Late Antiquity. It also covers Medieval Latin and Neo-Latin Language and Literature down to the present, a timespan of ca. 2700 years.
Of central importance is/are Greek and Latin language instruction and the interpretation of ancient Greco-Roman texts, many of which have enjoyed (and still exercise) a lasting influence on global culture. Students can study for BA and MA degrees, the MAT (Latin and/or Greek), or for the Ph.D. (of the new type) in Greek and/or Latin.

Extent of Employment: 30.0 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement : §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Neo Latin and Classical Latin philology.
Applicants will contribute to the administration of the Institute and give lectures as part of the curriculum in Latin studies.
- Participation in research, teaching and administration
- Participation in research projects
- Publishing and lecturing activities
- Support of students
- Participation in administration of the department
- Organisation of workshops and congresses
- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by collective agreement
- Examining
- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months
- Supervision of students

Completed MA, diploma or master degree in Classics with a focus on Classical Latin or Neo Latin literature - Excellent command of Latin and good command of Ancient Greek - Good competence in Classical literature and culture and interest in Neo Latin - Interest in aspects of modern literary theory - Excellent command of written and oral German language - IT user skills - Ability to work in a team - Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Readiness to acquire reading competence in scientific French and Italian.
- Knowledge of university processes and structures
- Teaching experience/experience of working with e-learning
- Basic experience in research methods and academic writing.

Your application should include the following documents:
- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae
- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- Description of research plans and interests - Short doctoral project proposal (c. 1 page)
- Degree certificates

Research fields:

Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Linguistics and Literature
Classical philology;Latin studies MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Humanities Linguistics and Literature MUST

Language level Importance
Mother tongue MUST
Excellent knowledge MUST

Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills Importance
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 ( ) no later than 16.01.2018, mentioning reference number 8118.

For further information please contact Wulfram, Hartmut +43-1-4277-41917, Duchac, Andrea +43-1-4277-41901.

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: 8118

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