The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2020 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Research Platform GAIN – Gender: Ambivalent In_Visibilities

Reference number10698

Starting with September 1st, 2020, we intend to employ one research and teaching assistant (“post-doc“; 75 %) for four years (until August 31, 2024) as a member of the newly established Research Platform “Gender: Ambivalent In_Visibilities” at the University of Vienna.

The Research Platform “Gender: Ambivalent In_Visibilities” analyses processes of gendered in_visibilities against the background of altered constellations of the relation between public and private (e.g. due to the economization of society, new technologies and social media) and in the context of increasing gender diversity, of migration and religious pluralisation.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 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 the independent research profile – Involvement in research projects / research-oriented studies – International publications and presentations – Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding – Preparing / writing a habilitation thesis/second book – 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 with a demonstrable focus in Gender Studies and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary and intersectional fashion – excellent methodological competence in the discipline of the doctorate/PhD – Didactic competence – Ability to fluently express yourself orally and in writing, both in German and in English – very good 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 (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards)
– International presentation experience

Desirable qualifications are
– Knowledge of university processes and structures
– Experiences abroad
– Experience of supervising students

Research fields:

Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Gender studies; Diversity research CAN


Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Other Philological and Cultural Sciences SHOULD
Technical Sciences SHOULD
Social sciences SHOULD
Humanities SHOULD
Legal Sciences SHOULD
Sociology SHOULD


Language level Importance
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 28.05.2020, mentioning reference number 10698.

For further information please contact Holzleithner, Elisabeth +43-1-4277-35804. 

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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