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University Assistant (post doc) "Legal and Constitutional History" (Univ. Wien)
28. September 2022
The Chair for Globalisation and Legal Pluralism at the Department of Legal and Constitutional History is looking to employ a university assistant (postdoc) as soon as possible for a period of four years. The Chair’s research centres on globalisation processes in law from a historical perspective, with the aim of challenging Europe-centric narratives and putting the focus on complex dynamics of change.
Deadline: 15 October 2022
The Chair for Globalisation and Legal Pluralism at the Department of Legal and Constitutional History is looking to employ a university assistant (postdoc) as soon as possible for a period of four years. The Chair’s research centres on globalisation processes in law from a historical perspective, with the aim of challenging Europe-centric narratives and putting the focus on complex dynamics of change. The holder of the position will work in a committed team that enjoys scientific debate and exchange. The holder of the position will be expected to work on her/his own research project (with the aim of habilitation or a second book), to contribute to developing innovative teaching projects, and to independently teach courses within the Chair’s subject range.
Duration of employment: 4 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.
- active participation in research, teaching and administration
- developing and strengthening an independent research profile
- involvement in research projects
- international publications and presentations
- responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
- preparing / writing a (publication-ready) habilitation thesis or second book
- independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- supervision of students
- participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
- involvement in department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
- doctoral degree/PhD in legal studies, history or social sciences
- very good knowledge of non-European legal history and corresponding methodological competence in global history
- teaching skills are desired
- high ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- excellent command of written and spoken English, further language skills are desired
- 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
- international presentation experience
Desirable qualifications are:
- knowledge of university processes and structures
- experience abroad
- experience of supervising students
- 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 / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable) or second book
- contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference
Main research field / Special research fields (Importance)
- Law: Legal history (SHOULD)
- Education: Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance
- University Legal Sciences Legal history (SHOULD)
- University History (CAN)
- University Social Sciences (CAN)
Language / Language level (Importance)
- German Excellent knowledge (CAN)
- English Excellent knowledge (SHOULD)
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 15.10.2022, mentioning reference number 13506.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). 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: 13506
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Source: University Assistant (post doc) "Legal and Constitutional History" (Univ. Wien).
In: H-Soz-Kult, 27.09.2022, <www.hsozkult.de/job/id/job-129959>.