University Assistant (post doc)

Universität Wien

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Update day: 05-11-2023

Location: Vienna

Category: Administrative / Clerical / Assistant


Job type: Vollzeit

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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 from 01.05.2023 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Sociology

Reference number : 13951

The Department of Sociology combines scientific research and teaching at the University of Vienna. The Department of Sociology, a subunit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, is influenced by the historical traces of the Viennese Sociology, which is dedicated to the understanding of social problems, empirical research and sociological theory.

At the Department of Sociology, the position of a University Assistant (post-doc, non-tenure track, for the duration of 3 years) is to be filled (full-time position, from 1 May 2023). You work at the intersection of sociology, labour market research and demography and you will have the possibility to work within a team with interdisciplinary and international networks, while further developing your own independent research profile. This position comes with the opportunity to work with Austrian register data (AMDC), both in the frame of on-going projects and planning /designing new projects in the areas of education, couple households, birth, parenthood, employment- and earnings trajectories.

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:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration within the area Social Stratification and Quantitative Methods (Prof. Nadia Steiber). This involves
  • Developing an independent research profile using administrative/register data in social science
  • Involvement in research projects / research studies
  • International publications and presentations
  • Writing of project proposals 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 in sociology, economics or demography or a related field with a focus on quantitative methods of analysis
  • Social scientific competencies in one or more of the following areas: social inequality, education, labour market, employment, family sociology/demography, migration, life course analyses, wellbeing/ health
  • Excellent publication record, publications in highly ranked international academic journals
  • Strong expertise in the application of quantitative methods of analysis, especially the analysis of longitudinal data and the estimation of causal effects
  • Experience with or interest in data visualization
  • Excellent programming competencies in Stata or R
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects
  • Willingness to acquire third-party funding
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Ability to work in a team

Desirable qualifications are
  • Experience with presenting research at international conferences
  • Research experience (during or after doctoral studies) outside the University of Vienna
  • Experience with analysing large datasets (e.g. register data)

Application documents:
Please submit a single PDF document named “LastName_FirstName.pdf” (in English):
  • Cover Sheet and Table of Contents
  • Application letter, including a brief description of: motivation to apply for the position, current research interests and research plans for the future
  • Academic curriculum vitae, including information about: education, degrees, relevant professional experience, and "esteem factors" (e.g. experiences as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)
  • Full list of publications, including: highlight and separately list five key publications
  • List of scientific talks: lectures and presentations at international conferences
  • Third-party funding: list of acquired third-party funded projects as project leader (role, subject, duration, funding agency, funding volume) (if available)
  • Academic Teaching and Supervision: list of courses taught and theses supervised
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Copies of certificates of academic degrees (mandatory)
  • Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields

Educational sociology;Demography;Sociology of work;Genealogy

Language level

Excellent knowledge

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 29.03.2023, mentioning reference number 13951.

For further information please contact Zalto, Anna Katharina +43-1-4277-49205, Liedl, Bernd +43-1-4277-48242.

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.

Reference number: 13951
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Deadline: 20-12-2023

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