University Assistant (prae doc)

Universität Wien

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Update day: 09-05-2023

Location: Vienna

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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 (prae doc)
at the Faculty of Law

Reference number : 13991

The Advanced Research School in Law and Jurisprudence is a doctoral school of the University of Vienna, which provides a forum to excellent doctoral students for training, networking and interdisciplinary exchange. The Ars Iuris Vienna aims at supporting the doctoral students in completing their doctoral studies successfully and enhancing the quality and visibility of the research of young scholars. An important aspect is the funding of Ars Iuris Vienna uni:doc positions, which support excellent (especially interdisciplinary) dissertation projects. One Ars Iuris Vienna uni:doc position for doctoral students will be filled in Spring 2023. The employment offers the opportunity to write a doctoral thesis under the supervision of professors of the University of Vienna Law School. Depending on the topic of the proposed thesis holders of uni:doc positions will be assigned to an institute of the Faculty of Law. With the employment as an uni:doc Fellow they automatically become a Fellow of the Ars Iuris Vienna. The tender is for 3 years, with the employment initially limited to 1.5 years and automatically extended to a total of 3 years, unless the employer submits a declaration of non-renewal after a maximum of 12 months.

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:
We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 monts; Participation in research, teaching and administration; Regular and active participation in activities and events organized by Ars Iuris Vienna; Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement

Admitted to or fulfils all requirements for the admission to the doctoral programme in Law or the PhD programme Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, this presupposes not only a specific research proposal but also the consent of (at least) one supervisor who is an active member of the Viennese law faculty; Didactic competence is desired; High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing; Excellent command of written and spoken English and German, further foreign language skills are desired; Ability to work in a team. Application documents: letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available), degree certificates, proposal for a doctoral thesis, letter of recommendation from thesis supervisor(s)

Preference is given to students with an interdisciplinary research topic and ideally two supervisors

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields

Banking and capital market law;European law;Fundamental rights;Anti-discrimination law;Data protection;Energy law;Building law;Labour law;Family and inheritance law;Intellectual property;Financial law;Corporate law;Higher education law;General procedural law

Educational institution
Educational level
Special subject

Legal Sciences

Language level

Excellent knowledge

Very good knowledge

Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills

Basic Knowledge
MS Office

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 27.03.2023, mentioning reference number 13991.

For further information please contact Altrichter, Magret +43-1-4277-34401, Meissel, Franz Stefan +43-1-4277-34441, Hanel, Stephanie +43-1-4277-34410, Ogris, Pia .

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: 13991
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Deadline: 23-06-2023

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