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The University of Vienna (19 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.600 members of staff, about 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2018 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Islamic-Theological Studies
to 31.08.2022.

Reference number: 8719

The Department of Islamic-Theological Studies at the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies provides theological research and teaching to promote scientific education for religious trainees for Alevi Religious Societies.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40.0 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.

Job Description:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves
– Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
– Involvement in research projects / research studies
– International publications and presentations
– Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
– Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
– Supervision of students
– Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
– Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

– Doctoral degree/PhD degree in the field of “History”, “Religious Studies”, “Islamic Studies” or an equivalent discipline
– The successful applicant has research competences on Alevi Religion and Alevi Texts although knowledge of hermeneutical methods
– High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
– Excellent command of written and spoken English
– Turkish and Persian skills
– Good Computer 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

Desirable qualifications are
– Knowledge of university processes and structures
– Experience abroad
– Experience of supervising students

Application documents

– 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)
– Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Research fields:

Main research field Special research fields Importance
Religion, Religious Studies not elsewhere classified History of religion MUST



Language Language level Importance
Arabic Good knowledge SHOULD
German Excellent knowledge MUST
English Excellent knowledge MUST
Turkish Good knowledge SHOULD
Persian Good knowledge SHOULD


Type of computer skills Specified computer skills  Importance
Basic Knowledge MS Office 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 10.07.2018, mentioning reference number 8719.

For further information please contact Forian-Szabo, Viktor +43-1-4277-42501.

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: 8719

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