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Funded predoc position at Department Of Art History, University of Vienna in Austria

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 01.09.2017 of a

University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Art History  to 31.08.2019.

Reference number: 7866
The Department of Art History is inviting applications for a position as „prae-doc-assistant“ in the context of the research project „Collector, Collections, Collecting Cultures in Vienna and Central Europe“ (Vienna Center for the History of Collecting), starting on 1 September 2017.
This project is a cooperation between the ÖAW and the University of Vienna, and supported by the BMWFW.

Duration of employment: 2 year/s
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:
The position involves support of the project management in establishing the Vienna Center for the History of Collecting, independant research in libraries and archives, participation in conferences, workshops and publications, and participation in building a research database. Preparation of a PhD thesis in the field of the research project is expected.

Profile: outstanding master degree in Art History; excellent language skills in German, English and Italian; experience with image data bases; PhD-project within the thematic field „Collectors, Collections, Collecting Cultures in Vienna and Central Europe“.
Applications should be send on schedule in electronic format to the Job Center of the University of Vienna including the usual application documents (letter of motivation, cv, diplomas, table of contents and chapter of master thesis, exposé of the dissertation project).

Research fields:

Main research field Special research fields Importance
Arts Art history MUST


Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance
University Humanities MUST


Language Language level Importance
German Excellent knowledge MUST
English Excellent knowledge MUST
Italian Excellent knowledge MUST


Type of computer skills Specified computer skills Importance
Database knowledge Developing of databases 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 24.08.2017, mentioning reference number 7866.

For further information please contact Binder, Alexandra +43-1-4277-41413.

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: 7866

Deadline: August 24, 2017

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