University Assistant (post doc)

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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

University Assistant (post doc)
at  the Department of Philosophy

Reference number : 13474
The advertised position is located at the Department of Philosophy, which is part of the Faculty of Philosophy and Education. The Department of Philosophy at the University of Vienna is large in international comparison and its members are active within a considerable variety of research areas. The department furthermore offers a range of courses reflecting the breadth of the fields of philosophy while upholding the highest standards within each specialized subject area. Special focus is placed on gaining insight and developing competences in order to contribute to the discussion of current philosophical problems. This intention to acknowledge new philosophical developments and tasks is reflected in a number of co-operations and research fields of the department.
Duration of employment: 3 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.
Job Description:
The Department of Philosophy is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work in (joint) projects with Univ. Prof. Dr. Angela Kallhoff, Professor of Ethics with Special Emphasis on Applied Ethics. Univ. Prof. Dr. Angela Kallhoff areas of specialization include, among others, systematics and history of ethics, basic questions of practical philosophy, political philosophy and applied ethics with a focus on ethics of nature.
The successful candidate will participate in the department’s research, teaching (to the extent regulated by the collective bargaining agreement) and administration. In particular, the candidate is expected to conduct, and/or participate in, research projects leading to internationally visible publications and presentations.
Active participation in research, teaching and administration, including:
– Developing and strengthening an independent research profile
– Involvement in research projects / research studies
– Participation in collaborative research projects
– Internationally visible publications and presentations
– Participation in the organization of conferences/workshops/symposia/lecture series
– Co-editing of collected volumes/journal issues/other media
– Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
– Preparing / writing a habilitation thesis (or equivalent academic achievements)
– Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
– Supervision of students
– Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
– Academic services such as active involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

– Doctorate/ philosophy (practical philosophy or ethics)
– Research focus in one of the following fields: Ethics, Metaethics, Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics and Environmental Ethics
– Experience in independent as well as collaborative academic research
– Teaching experience at the university level
– Excellent command of written and spoken English
– IT user skills
– Organizational and teamwork skills

In addition, the successful candidate ideally has the following:
– Teaching experience
– Experience of working with e-learning
– Experience of working on research projects
– Publications in relevant venues
– International conference participation experience
– German language skills or willingness to acquire German language skills sufficient for teaching in Bachelor’s and Master’s programs
Desirable qualifications are
– Knowledge of university processes and structures
– Experience abroad
– Experience in supervising students
– Experience in university committee work
Application documents:
(all application documents should be submitted in English or German)
– 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 or of the planned habilitation project (if applicable) (3000 words max.)
– Degree certificates (Graduation certificates and diplomas)
– Evidence of teaching experience
– Contact details of people who could provide at least two letters of reference

Research fields:

Main research field Special research fields Importance
Philosophy, Ethics Ethics;Political philosophy;Philosophical anthropology CAN

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English)
should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna
( ) no later than 14.04.2023, mentioning reference number 
For further information please contact Kroiss, Sophie +43-1-4277-46403.
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.

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