University Assistant Postdoctoral, Psychology

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Sep 2023

47 Faculty of Psychology
Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
Limited until: 30.06.2026
Reference no.: 1154  

Among the many reasons 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 continuous striving for top international research and scientific excellence. At the same time they enjoy support and liberties that are not a given at other institutions. Does that sound like something for you? Welcome to our team!

Your personal sphere of play:

A post-doc position is vacant at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology (40 hours/week, for 2 years and 10 months with the option of extension for another 4 years). The position is assigned to the area of Educational Psychology and Societal Changes (Chair Prof. Dr. Thomas Götz). We are searching for a new staff member with a Magister/ Master in Psychology, a PhD or doctoral degree in psychology and interest and probably experience in the area of empirical educational research with a focus on emotion or motivation research. The preparation of a cumulative habilitation is encouraged. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to work in a team and high social competence. They will get the chance to work within a highly motivated, committed and internationally oriented team of researchers. Further, a software engineer affiliated to the research team and experimental labs are available for preparing and conducting research projects. Tasks encompass scientific research, holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement in the field of empirical educational research and emotion research, supervision of students and administrative collaboration.

Your future tasks:

Active participation in research, teaching & administration, which means:

  • You build up an independent research profile in the area of empirical educational research with a focus on emotion or motivation research.
  • You are involved in research projects and scientific studies.
  • You publish internationally and give lectures.
  • You apply for projects and raise third-party funds.
  • You prepare and complete a publication-ready habilitation.
  • You hold courses independently within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • You supervise your students.
  • You participate in evaluation measures and in quality assurance.
  • You take on administrative tasks in research, teaching and administration.

This is part of your personality:

  • Completed doctoral/PhD studies in subject of Psychology
  • Research competence and initiative proven through international publications in peer-relevant media
  • Experience in research management 
  • High quality in teaching as well as experience with e-learning
  • IT skills (e.g., SPSS)
  • Excellent knowledge of English (C1)

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours and can work remote or hybrid.

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.

Fixed-term contract and fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 4,351.90 (14 times a year) for a period of 2 years / 10 months increases if we can credit professional experience.

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

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your scientific curriculum vitae / letter of intent
  • With your list of publications
  • With your summary of research interests (max. 1 p.)
  • Doctoral Degree 
  • Contact details of persons who could provide referece letters
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Thomas Götz

We look forward to new personalities in our team!
The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women  and diversity . We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

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​Application deadline: 09/15/2023 

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