Scientific Staff at the Research Platform The Challenge of Urban Futures: governing the complexities in European cities
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a
at the Research Platform The Challenge of Urban Futures: governing the complexities in European cities
Reference number: 13360
The position advertised here is linked to the research platform "The Challenge of Urban Futures: governing the complexities in European cities". The aim of the platform is to unravel the social, cultural, economic and political-institutional mechanisms underlying urban change in order to trace the transformations of the European urban model over the last four decades.
How to address growing inequality, cynicism, distrust, and alienation? An ascendant municipalist movement argues that we should look for the answers at the local level. Administrators and activists from cities like Barcelona, Berlin, London, Naples, Amsterdam, and Vienna have formed an international network to develop original and courageous ideas to deepen local democracy so that citizens are empowered. Municipalism seeks to reinvent and reinvigorate local democracy by pushing back against overbearing bureaucracies and overpowering market forces. While the commitment to municipalism is strong and the momentum palpable, a key question is how. How can local governments and civil societies gain control over their economies and cities? To answer this question, the Municipal Neighborhood Experiments (MUNEX) examines municipalist policy experiments in three cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Vienna.
Support in research, teaching and administration within the project and the research platform
Ongoing bachelor's degree or master's degree or diploma degree, specialization in sociology or related fields of study w/ a focus on urban studies, research interest in climate change adaptation and mitigation, climate governance, sustainable urban planning - Competences in quantitative and qualitative methods - IT user skills - Very good command of written and spoken English
High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing - Self-reliance, sense of responsibility and reliability - Ability to work in a team - Flexibility - Knowledge of university procedures and structures is an advantage
Main research field
Special research fields
Very good knowledge
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 24.08.2022, mentioning reference number 13360.
For further information please contact Harnacker, Sebastian +43-1-4277-29302, Ahn, Byeongsun .
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.