University assistant predoctoral

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Nov 2023

16 Nov 2023
Job Information

Universität Wien
Research Field

Philosophy » Other
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

28 Nov 2023 - 23:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

15 Dec 2023
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Job description:

At the University of Vienna, over 10,000 people work together on the big questions of the future. Approximately 7,500 of them are academic staff members. These are individuals who, with their curiosity and their continuous pursuit of excellence, engage in international cutting-edge research and teaching. With us, you will also find space to unfold your potential. We are looking for a/an 

University assistant predoctoral
45 Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies

Startdate: 15.12.2023 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)

Limited until: 14.12.2027

Reference no.: 1660

Among the many good reasons to want to research and teach at the University of Vienna, there is one in particular, which has convinced around 7,500 academic staff members so far. They see themselves as personalities who need space for their continuous striving and curiosity in order to be able to be More than 7,500 academics at the University of Vienna thrive on continuous exploration and curiosity and help us better understand our world. Does this sound like you? Then join our accomplished team!

Specific Requirements

Your personal sphere of influence:

The Division of Chinese Studies, within the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna, is inviting applications for a Pre-Doc University Assistant position. At the Department of East Asian Studies, we pride ourselves on offering a dynamic environment with collaborative colleagues and opportunities to engage in ongoing research projects. Our Chinese studies team currently comprises nine academic staff, three administrative personnel, and fourteen project associates. Our research is primarily anchored at the intersection of societal transformations, state-society relations, and performance cultures, with a particular emphasis on the People's Republic of China and Taiwan. We place a high value on fostering a collegial and harmonious work environment and actively encourage both social and professional interactions. For a glimpse into our team and our areas of focus, please visit:

Your future tasks:

You will actively contribute to research, teaching, and administration by:

  • Working on and completing the dissertation
  • Finalizing a dissertation agreement within 12-18 months
  • Producing scientific publications and delivering lectures
  • Participating in and independently teaching courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Undertaking administrative tasks related to research and teaching at the institute
  • Organizing working meetings, symposia, and conferences
  • Supervising students
  • Assisting with the administration and management of the institute, as well as its teaching and research endeavors


This is what your profile should include:

•    A completed Master's or equivalent degree in China studies or a social science discipline with a focus on China
•    In-depth knowledge of social science theories and methodologies
•    Research on a topic that aligns with the research agendas of the institute or the focal areas of the faculty
•    Outstanding written and oral communication skills
•    Proficiency in both spoken and written Chinese and English
•    Ability to work in a team

Additional qualifications (target criteria):

•    Knowledge of German
•    Research experience related to PR China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong
•    Experience living or working in Mainland China or Taiwan
•    Familiarity with university processes and structures
•    Some teaching experience
•    Comfortable with software-driven data analysis (e.g., R, MaxQDA)
•    Basic knowledge of programming languages
•    Experience in academic publishing

Additional Information

What we offer:

The employment duration is 4 years. Initially limited to 1.5 years, the employment relationship is automatically extended to 4 years if the employer does not terminate it within the first 12 months by submitting a non-extension declaration.

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible, family-friendly working hours, remote/hybrid and/or part-time work (upon agreement).

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.

Good public transport connections: Your workplace in the center of beautiful Vienna is easily accessible by public transport.

Internal further training & Coaching: Opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from – free of charge.

Fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 3277,30 (on a full-time basis) increases if we can credit professional experience.

Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

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