University Assistant (prae doc)

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 15 Apr 2022

The Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences (VISESS) is soliciting applications for PhD positions (University Assistant (predoc)) within the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy at the University of Vienna. As humanity is facing grand challenges such as climate change and resource depletion, this doctoral school at the University of Vienna is addressing these and other challenges through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary academic research connecting the COSMOS with planet EARTH, it’s environment and the ANTHROPOSPHERE. We aim our students to become world-leading experts in either of these three branches while also confidently communicate and contribute across all three branches. We want our school to become a central place in the heart of Europe for training and as a resource of knowledge about our place in space and time.

The employment relationship is initially limited to 1.5 years and automatically extended to a total of 4 years, unless the employer submits a declaration of non-renewal after a maximum of 12 months.

The positions aim to deepen and extend the professional and scientific education targeting a doctoral degree. For tasks and responsibilities please refer to the respective project description at https://visess.univie.ac.at/how-to-apply/ .
Tasks and responsibilities might include:
● Independent research and development of an academic profile targeting a doctoral degree. We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12 months.
● Participation in research, teaching and administration of the research group/department
● Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
● Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
● Supervision of students
● Participation in evaluation activities and in quality assurance
● Involvement in the organisation of conferences, workshops, meetings
● Project-specific tasks and responsibilities as described in the respective project description. The positions aim to deepen and extend the professional and scientific education targeting a doctoral degree. For tasks and responsibilities please refer to the respective project description at https://visess.univie.ac.at/how-to-apply/ .
Tasks and responsibilities might include:
● Independent research and development of an academic profile targeting a doctoral degree. We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12 months.
● Participation in research, teaching and administration of the research group/department
● Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
● Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
● Supervision of students
● Participation in evaluation activities and in quality assurance
● Involvement in the organisation of conferences, workshops, meetings
● Project-specific tasks and responsibilities as described in the respective project description.


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