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Message posted on 09/03/2018

Reminder: 6-year post doc position @ STS Univ. of Vienna

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 174 fields of
study, approx. 9.500 members of staff, more than 94.000 students) seeks
to fill the position from 01.06.2018 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at theDepartment of Science and Technology Studies
to 31.05.2024.
Reference number:8392

The Department of Science and Technology Studies is part of the Faculty
of Social Sciences. Science and Technology Studies is a social science
field with a strong interdisciplinary orientation. It analyzes the
interactions of science, technology and society and is highly research
oriented. Department research focuses on knowledge and technology
cultures, the relations of techno-sciences and publics and the
governance of techno-sciences and society. In teaching, the department
offers the English language master program 'Science-Technology-Society',
as well as a number of course formats for other programs.

Duration of employment:6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement
§48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining
the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
• Independent Research in Science and Technology Studies
• Publication of research results in/with recognized international
journals and book publishers
• Application for research funding at funding agencies with a
competitive and internationally oriented review system
• Independent teaching of courses in Science and Technology Studies at
the bachelor and master level
• Supervision or Co-Supervision of students at master level
• Contribution to the administration and management of the department

• Completed PhD (at the time the position begins)
• Broad knowledge of the topics, theories and methods of Science and
Technology Studies
• Distinct profile in Science and Technology Studies, expressed in
research and publications; proximity of the research profile to the
department research foci is an advantage
• Teaching experience – the candidate should be capable to offer
thematically focused research seminars as well as introductory courses
with a broader thematic spectrum, both at bachelor and master level
• Experiences in (co-)supervising student theses are an advantage
• Excellent proficiency in English is a must; excellent or very good
proficiency in German (or readiness to acquire it) is an advantage

Ability to work in a team, organising ability, reliability and high work

Required Documents:
- Letter of Motivation
- Curriculum Vitae
- Syllabus of one or two taught courses or a detailed syllabus for an
introductory course in Science and Technology Studies
- Two selected papers or parts of larger publications as „proof of
writing skills“
- Expose of a research project
- Two letters of reference

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Other Social Sciences
Social studies of science MUST

Language level Importance
Excellent knowledge MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should
be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna
( ) no
later than 03.04.2018, mentioning reference number 8392.

For further information please contactFochler, Maximilian +43-1-4277-49613.

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.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number:8392

Ass. Prof. Dr. Maximilian Fochler
Head of Department / Deputy Director of the Sociology Studies Programme
Department of Science and Technology Studies
University of Vienna
Universitaetsstrasse 7 /Stg. II/ 6. Stock (NIG)
1010 Wien / Austria
Tel.: 0043-1-4277-49613; Fax: 0043-1-4277-9496
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