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University Assistant (prae doc) at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies18.05.2020

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 Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies

to 30.09.2023.

Reference number: 10823

The Vienna Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies invites applications for

6 fully funded doctoral positions (3 years, non tenure)

The newly established Vienna Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies (SHCS) invites applications from excellent doctoral candidates who intend to pursue their PhD in a vibrant, international academic environment at the University of Vienna.
Currently, the SHCS comprises 80 faculty members and 230 doctoral students. It offers a unique combination of a broad range of interrelated programs in historical and cultural studies (see more at and provides well structured support and top level specialist supervision to enhance your excellence in research and provide you with outstanding international visibility.
We invite applications for one of our seven research clusters to begin your doctoral studies in the Winter Semester 2020.
• Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval Studies
• East European and Eurasian Studies
• Archeology and Material Culture
• Art History and Visual Culture
• Social and Economic Spaces
• State, Politics, Governance in Historical Perspective
• Women’s and Gender History

To apply, you must hold an MA or equivalent degree. Please send an outline of your research project (15.000 characters), a CV, reference letters by two senior scholars, and a statement, why you would like to join the cluster of your choice. Applications via LINK will be accepted until June 5th, 2020. You will be informed about the outcome of your application by September 6, 2020. The semester begins October 1st, 2020

The successful applicants’ primary task will be to complete a PhD degree. Active involvement in the activities of the SHCS is expected, while participation in relevant graduate courses offered at Vienna University is required. You will conduct courses and you will participate in the evaluation and quality assurance of the school. The salary is corresponds to the collective agreement for Universities and is limited to a duration of three years. In addition, travel and publication funds are partly available upon application and depending on budget restrictions. Successful applicants will be employed as University Assistant (prae doc). Their contract will run for 3 years and comes with full social security and health insurance benefits. No extra housing allowance will be provided.

Duration of employment: 3 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
- Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- 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
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

- Professional competence
- Methodological competence
- Didactic competence
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team

Desirable qualifications are
- Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
- Knowledge of university processes and structures
- Experience abroad
- Basic experience in research methods and academic writing

Application documents

- Letter of Motivation including ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- Degree certificatess

Research fields:
Main research field Special research fields Importance
History, Archaeology Archaeology;Classical archaeology;Ancient history;Epigraphy;Museology;Historical auxiliary sciences;Austrian history;Papyrology;Numismatics;Regional history;European history;Global history;Source studies;Classical studies;Science of history;Medieval history;Modern history;Early history;Prehistory;Contemporary history;Archaeological prospection;Experimental archaeology;Virtual archeology MUST
Arts Art history MUST
Economics Economic history MUST
Sociology European ethnology;Ethnography MUST
Linguistics and Literature Modern Greek studies;Jewish studies;Egyptology;Byzantine studies MUST
Other Humanities Cultural history;Digital humanities;Cultural heritage MUST

Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance
University Humanities - MUST
University Social sciences - MUST
University Humanities - MUST
University Humanities Historical Sciences MUST

Language Language level Importance
German Very good knowledge SHOULD
English Very good knowledge 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 02.06.2020, mentioning reference number 10823.

For further information please contact Becker, Peter +43-1-4277-27288.

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: 10823

Call for Papers02.03.2020

First international Egyptological conference in Romania hosted by Hyperion University of Bucharest, Romania,
Gods & Humans in Ancient Egypt (GAHIAE) Current Research and Multidisciplinary Approaches , 12th -14th June 2020 is now open.
The conference will be held at Hyperion University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, from the 12th to the 14th of June 2020.

The participants may submit a proposal of a paper or a poster or both on a topic relevant to the main conference theme.

The deadline for the abstracts submission is
29th of February (15th of March at the latest), 2020.


Call for Applications28.02.2020

The interdisciplinary Research Training Group 1876 “Early Concepts of Humans and Nature: Universal, Specific, Interchanged” established by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz invites applications for
5 doctoral positions (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, 13 TV-L 65%)
starting on October 1st, 2020. Initial appointment will be for three years


NINO Postdoctoral Fellow28.02.2020

The Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO) offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship hosted at Leiden University. The position is for the duration of two years, starting September 2020. The NINO Postdoctoral Fellow will carry out original research, organise an international workshop, publish the proceedings, and teach a seminar for graduate students.

Applications can be submitted no later than 31 March 2020.

Institute of Egyptology University of Vienna : Research Position06.09.2019

The Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, at the University of Vienna welcomes applications for a Research Position (80% Post Doc / 32 hours per week).

The position is assigned to the research project Ägyptologische Perspektiven auf ausgewählte Axiome einer historischen Text- und Bildnarratologie, which is funded by the Jubiläumsfonds of the Austrian National Bank. The position starts December 1st, 2019 and has a duration of 24 months.

Successful applicants hold a PhD in Egyptian philology or visual culture and are well trained in approaching Egyptological topics from an interdisciplinary perspective. Ideally, they are familiar with transmedial narrative theory. The successful position holder is expected to work either on the textual or the visual media part of the project („voices in texts“ or „visual narratives“). For further Questions please contact the project leader:

Please send your applications as single pdf-file (including a letter of motivation, CV, copies of degrees, and a list of publications which highlights up to two relevant items) only per E-mail to

The offer closes on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019.

DAI Kairo: Einladung zur Initiativbewerbung für Studentische Hilfskräfte18.03.2019

Die Abteilung Kairo des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts sucht regelmäßig Studentische Hilfskräfte zur Mitarbeit in Projekten der Abteilung. Aufgabengebiete sind insbes. die Digitalisierung von Archivmaterialien, die Fortentwicklung archäologischer Datenbanken und Materialzusammenstellungen sowie die Vorbereitung von Publikationen. Die Anstellungszeiträume sind individuell verhandelbar. Der Dienstort ist Kairo; die Tätigkeit wird nach den am DAI gültigen Sätzen für Studentische Hilfskräfte vergütet.

Angesichts des Aufgabenspektrums wird in der Regel ein mit dem BA abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium erwartet. Eine fachliche Orientierung im Bereich der Altertumswissenschaften mit einem klaren Bezug auf Ägypten sowie gute Kenntnisse digitaler Arbeitsweisen sind von Vorteil. Initiativbewerbungen sollten Angaben zum bisherigen Studienverlauf sowie zu Arbeitserfahrungen und Interessenschwerpunkten enthalten. Außerdem sollte eine Hochschullehrerin / ein Hochschullehrer benannt werden, der/die bereit ist, ggf. zur Eignung der Bewerberin/des Bewerbers Auskunft zu geben.

Initiativbewerbungen werden per e-mail (zusammengefaßt als ein einziges PDF-Dokument) bis zum 29. März 2019 erbeten an:

Stephan Seidlmayer
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan J. Seidlmayer
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
- Direktor -

P.S. InteressentInnen für eine Anstellung als Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (mit M.A.-Abschluß) werden auf die immer wieder veröffentlichten Ausschreibungen des DAI Kairo verwiesen.


Austrian Academy of Sciences: Subcontract for cultural matrix of the MB in Lebanon and Syria10.03.2016

The ERC Advanced Grant “The Hyksos Enigma” at the Host Institution the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) - Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA), funded by the European Research Council (ERC), is offering a subcontract for studies on the cultural matrix of the Middle Bronze Age in Lebanon and Syria.

Project Background: This project seeks to shed light on a very obscure and little understood part in Egyptian history, the so called Hyksos Period and its prelude (c. 1750-1530 BC), during which Egypt was confronted with two heretofore unparalleled phenomena: an influx of a substantial foreign population and - probably as a result - the rule of a foreign dynasty over large parts of Egypt.

Start/end dates: As soon as possible/delivery of work latest by 31.12.2019

Further Details: Subcontract_SC4_The Hyksos Enigma.pdf