Open Positions

University Assistant (prae doc)

The University of Vienna seeks to fill the position of university assistant (prae doc) in the following research group:

Education, Didactics and Entertainment Computing:

- 1 University assistant (prae doc) at the Research Group Education, Didactics and Entertainment Computing under the supervision of Prof. Maria Knobelsdorf

Duration of employment:

The announcement is made for four years, whereby the employment relationship is initially limited to 1.5 years and is automatically extended to a total of four years, unless the employer submits a declaration of non-renewal after a maximum of 12 months.

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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

- Master in Computer Science (or equivalent qualification, with a strong focus on Computer Science) with excellent marks
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Strong motivation to work in a team environment
- Strong motivation to publish at top-refereed conferences/journals
- Comprehensive IT user skills

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

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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.