University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Sociology

Vienna, Austria
Sep 20, 2018
Oct 16, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
The University of Vienna (19 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.600 members of staff, about 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.11.2018 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Sociology
to 31.10.2022.

Reference number: 8944
The Department of Sociology combines scientific research and teaching at the University of Vienna. The Department of Sociology, a subunit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, is influenced by the historical traces of the Viennese Sociology, which is dedicated to the understanding of social problems, empirical research and sociological theory. The Department announces a vacant post-doc position.

Duration of employment: 4 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:
You work at the interface of youth-, education- and work sociology with an interest in social inequality and migration and have the opportunity to research and teach in an internationally networked team while developing your own research profile. A focus of your work will be the participation in the Department project 'Pathways to the Future - a longitudinal study of the social integration of young people in Vienna': On the basis of the project mentioned above you are expected to contribute to the department in the areas of longitudinal research, data management and data archives and the combination of research and teaching as well as the acquisition of funding and research grants.
Therefore, the successful candidate will be actively participating in research, teaching and administration. This involves also:
- Developing and strengthening his/her own independent research profile
- International publications and presentations
- Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
- Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

- Doctoral degree/PhD degree in Sociology or a related field
- Professional competence in one or more of the following research areas: sociology of youth, sociology of education, sociology of work, sociology of social inequality, sociology of migration
- Methodological competence in the area of qualitative and/or quantitative research
- Organisational talent
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Ability to work in a team
In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have
- Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
- Experience in the application for, and implementation of research projects
- Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards)
- 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
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference
- One or two work samples (an article and/or a chapter out of a book)

Research fields:

Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Educational sociology;Sociology of work;Sociology of youth;Migration research SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( ) no later than 15.10.2018, mentioning reference number 8944.

For further information please contact Flecker, Jörg +43-1-4277-48142, Kazepov, Yuri Albert Kyrill +43-1-4277-49270.

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.
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