Open Positions

University Assistant (prae doc) as fellow of the UniVie Doctoral School Computer Science DoCS

Reference number: 13958

The Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Vienna has world-leading researchers in Computer Science who pursue basic as well as applied research. The UniVie Doctoral School Computer Science (DoCS) builds an essential framework to foster excellence in research and teaching. Its main focus is young prospective researchers eager to make an impact on both basic research as well as applied problems with collaborations across the University and beyond. The DoCS aims to provide these young researchers with the broad knowledge and expertise needed to perform Computer Science research at the highest achievable quality. The Doctoral School trains doctoral candidates in solving basic as well as applied research questions of high relevance.

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

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.

Please visit our website to find out more about the open positions and the application process:

Applications should be submitted via the recruiting tool "Apply@DoCS", mentioning the corresponding reference number. Further details are available here (also how you set up an u:account):

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.