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University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Philosophy
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.10.2020 of a
University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Philosophy
Reference number: 10969
The advertised positions are located at the Vienna Doctoral School of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy. Starting in Oct. 2020, the Vienna Doctoral School in Philosophy (VDP) unites the research strengths of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna to create an international hub for doctoral research in academic philosophy.
The VDP supports research from all major domains of philosophical research. Moreover, the VDP endorses and promotes a plurality of different philosophical traditions, methods, and forms of thought. The VDP is committed to diversity in its composition. The VDP fosters cross-fertilization between research projects in different fields and in different traditions, and it gives its doctoral researchers a competitive edge by providing them with broad areas of competence as well as in-depth specialization. The VDP’s ambitious profile builds on the unusually high number of internationally leading VDP faculty members from a wide variety of philosophical domains and schools of philosophical research.
The successful candidates will pursue their independent doctoral research project in any subfield of philosophy within a structured PhD program in cooperation with at least one VDP supervisor at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna in accordance to the VDP Code of Good Practice.
The successful candidates will participate in research and administration (incl. participation in publication projects, workshop organization, and VDP self-organized activities).
The successful candidates will develop their doctoral thesis project in cooperation with their supervisor(s) and their Thesis Advisory Committee. We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.
Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement.
Applications are invited from all subfields of philosophical research (esp. Theoretical Philosophy, Practical Philosophy, History of Philosophy).
- MA in Philosophy (alternatively: MA in a subject that is relevant to the proposed research topic with a BA or substantive coursework in Philosophy)
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Ability to carry out independent research and to work in a team
The University of Vienna strives to promote equality in academia. In light of recent findings on implicit bias, we kindly ask applicants to submit their application in an anonymized form.
The applicant must select at least one potential supervisor; a list of the potential supervisors, together with their fields of specialization, can be found at:
Your application should include:
- A letter of motivation (anonymized)
- An academic curriculum vitae (anonymized)
- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- A short doctoral project proposal (2000 words max., excluding bibliography; anonymized)
- A writing sample (5000 words max.; anonymized)
- A separate document with the applicant’s general information (incl. the names of 1-2 potential VDP supervisors)
- Degree certificates (relevant undergraduate and graduate transcripts and diplomas)
- Two letters of recommendation, to be sent by the referees directly to email@example.com (Reference number: 10969)
Main research field
Special research fields
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 13.09.2020, mentioning reference number 10969.
For further information please contact Sailer, Katherina +43-1-4277-46401.
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.