Offre d’emploi – University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of History

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2016 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of History
to 31.08.2022.

Reference number: 6772

Digital Humanities is a newly-established professorship within the Department of History at the University of Vienna, with strong links to the ongoing activities of the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH) based at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). The Digital Humanities research programme on the ways in which digital tools and methods can be used to support and advance a better understanding of history. Our current focus is on the « interconnected 11th century »: engaging with and modeling all forms of source material, from historical narratives to material artifacts to literature to graphic art, to achieve a deeper understanding of the personal and cultural networks that gave rise to the Crusading era. As a post-doctoral scientific collaborator you will have the chance to work in a cutting-edge and dynamic environment, helping to set the agenda for Digital Humanities in Austria.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 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:
Preparation of a Habilitationsschrift or other significant post-doctoral publication; independent teaching of Digital Humanities courses in accordance with the pertinent stipulations of the wage agreement; support of students and conduct of examinations; participation in the research, teaching and administration of Digital Humanities in Vienna; contribution to (international) publications / scientific articles; (contribution to) organisation of conferences, meetings, symposiums, project application and (external) fundraising.

Outstanding PhD in a field relating to medieval Western or Near Eastern historical studies

Good knowledge of at least ONE of medieval Latin, Slavonic, Armenian, Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, or Georgian; facility with computer technologies, including prior programming experience; excellent spoken and written English and/or German; ability to work well within a research group. Prior teaching experience not required, but advantageous.

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 31.07.2016, mentioning reference number 6772.

For further information please contact Andrews, Tara .

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: 6772

Source : University of Vienna

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