University Assistant (prae doc)

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The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at  the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law

Reference number : 13820
The University Professor of Fundamental and Human Rights at the University of Vienna and Scientific Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Lysander Fremuth) is recruiting a University Assistant (prae doc) with a research and teaching interest in the field of fundamental and human rights protection as well as a special focus regarding connections to national adminstrative law.
At best, applicants should additionally have respective knowledge in the field of Austrian constitutional law as well as a special interest in national administrative law.
Working place will be the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, Freyung 6, 1010 Vienna, where the applicant will be working together with a motivated and diverse team in a friendly, collegial and ambitious working atmosphere.
The working languages of the Institute are German and English, therefore a sound knowledge of both languages is required.
Additionally, the possibility to attain a doctorate will be provided.
The advertisement is for 4 years, whereby the employment relationship is initially limited to 1.5 years and is automatically extended to a total of 4 years, unless the employer submits a declaration of non renewal after a maximum of 12 months.
Duration of employment: 4 year/s

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:
– Support within the framework of FÜM III exam
– Participation in research projects / research studies
– Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
– We expect the succesful 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’s degree in Law
– Excellent written and verbal expression
– Excellent command of written and spoken English
– IT user skills
– Disposition for team work and ability to work under pressure

Desirable qualifications are:
– Teaching experience
– Publications or rather basic experience in research methods and academic writing
– Knowledge of university processes and structures
– Experience of acquisition and administration of third-party funds
– Experience in the field of event organisation
Application documents:
– Letter of motivation
– Academic curriculum vitae
– List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
– Degree certificates
– Short doctoral project proposal
– List of third-party funds

Research fields:

Main research field Special research fields Importance
Law Administrative law;Fundamental rights;Constitutional law;Human rights SHOULD


Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance
University Legal Sciences MUST


Language Language level Importance
German Excellent knowledge MUST
English Very good knowledge MUST


Type of computer skills Specified computer skills  Importance
Basic Knowledge MS Office 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 28.04.2023, mentioning reference number 
For further information please contact Sottner, Doris +43-1-4277-35431.
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.

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