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Join our department as a University Assistant (Prae Doc)


The praedoc will join the group of University Professor Ulrike Felt and should focus on environmental issues related to scientific and technological innovations. This can include topics ranging from environmental disasters, over problems related to waste, digital environmental surveillance to issues concerning environmental health.

Duration of employment: 4 years. The employment contract is initially limited to 1.5 years and is automatically extended to a total of 4 years, unless the employer submits a declaration of non-renewal after a maximum of 12 months.

Extent of Employment: 30 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:

  • Independent research in the above-mentioned context for a PhD dissertation project
  • Collaboration in research projects
  • Cooperation in publications, academic articles, and presentations
  • Participation in the organisation of meetings, conferences, and symposia
  • Independent teaching due to regulations of collective bargaining agreement as well as student supervision, examination activities, and the participation in evaluation activities as well as in quality assurance
  • Participation in the department’s administration

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • University degree (Master or equivalent) in Science and Technology Studies or in another social science field, if the applicant can provide evidence of significant prior experience in Science and Technology Studies;
  • Knowledge of the theories and methods of Science and Technology Studies;
  • Ability to successfully plan, conduct, and write up research;
  • Excellent organisational skills, high reliability, and the ability to meet deadlines;
  • Motivation to contribute to innovative interdisciplinary teaching;
  • Excellent proficiency in English. Proficiency in German is a strong advantage.

Application documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic CV (incl. list of publications, if applicable)
  • Degree certificate/s (incl. transcripts) of previously completed university degree programmes
  • Record of teaching experience (if applicable)
  • Doctoral project proposal (5 pages max.)

All documents have to be submitted in one single PDF file. Applications can be submitted in English or German.

Research fields: 

  • Social Studies of Science 
  • Other social Sciences

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 03.05.2023, mentioning reference number 13973.

For further information please contact Prof. Ulrike Felt, +43-1-4277-49611.

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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Reference number: 13973
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