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Universität Wien
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Visiting Professorship for Researcher at Risk

At the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna (Department of Political Science) the position of a Visiting Professor of Migration Politics with a focus on Europe/EU is to be filled.

Main research field: Political Science

Special research field: Migration Politics; Europe/EU

Applications are sought from outstanding academics working in areas connected with the study of migration politics with a focus on Europe and/or the EU. This position is specifically dedicated to support a researcher, who is threatened in his/her home country due to the content of his/her scientific work or opinions he/she has expressed. The candidate is expected to teach one course in the department¡|s Master¡|s degree programme in the autumn term 2017/18 (October 1, 2017 to January, 31, 2018). The course can be taught as a ¡§block seminar¡¨ which means it can take place within 2-3 weeks within a period of 90 days. The salary will be a lump sum of 4000 Euros gross. Other expenses are not reimbursable.

The successful candidate will fulfil the following criteria:
–  Doctoral degree/Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
–  Be currently at risk in her/his home country
–  Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
–  Have a good knowledge of English or German
–  Hold a valid passport/travel document and be able to travel to Austria

Applications (in English or German) must be sent by e-mail to no later than by May 28th, 2017

Application documents:
–  Motivation letter including a brief description of current research interests and academic teaching
–  A confidential application letter describing the researcher¡|s situation
–  Academic curriculum vitae including list of publications
–  A syllabus (4-6 pages) for the course that is planned to be taught
–  A copy of the applicant¡|s Ph.D. diploma

Please submit all your application documents together as one PDF-file.

The University of Vienna pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University puts a 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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