28/08/2017

University Assistant (post doc)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Faculty of Catholic Theology
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Religious sciencesComparative religion
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/08/2017 00:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Wien
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Part-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    20
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/11/2017
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    7874
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    No

OFFER DESCRIPTION

A part-time postdoc position in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology will be filled on 1 October 2017 at the Institute of Historical Theology.

Our fields of research include foundational research on rituals through the approach of “comparative liturgy studies,” examination of Anglican ordination rituals, Byzantine liturgical studies, religious rituals in film, as well as the exploration of Eastern Church traditions, Oriental liturgies, and ancient liturgies.

We are a committed team consisting of, apart from the Chair of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology, three staff members and an organizational assistant. Good cooperation is important to us.

- Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves - Developing and strengthening the independent research profile - Involvement in research projects / research studies - International publications and presentations - Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding - Preparing / writing a (publication-ready) habilitation thesis - Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement - Supervision of students - Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance - Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration - Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves - Developing and strengthening the independent research profile - Involvement in research projects / research studies - International publications and presentations - Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding - Preparing / writing a (publication-ready) habilitation thesis - Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement - Supervision of students - Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance - Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

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Benefits

Eligibility criteria

- Doctoral degree/PhD degree in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology

- Professional competence: extensive and provable knowledge of Christian-Oriental languages and of oriental liturgical history (Syrian and Coptic languages mandatory, additional languages welcome); expertise in the field of Liturgy and Ecumenism; focus on the Eucharist and/or Initiation

- Methodological competence: be familiar with Comparative Liturgical Studies

- Didactic competence: teaching experience in oriental languages

- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing

- Excellent command of written and spoken English, additional common publication language skills are welcome

- IT user skills

- Ability to work in a team

Selection process

- Doctoral degree/PhD degree in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology

- Professional competence: extensive and provable knowledge of Christian-Oriental languages and of oriental liturgical history (Syrian and Coptic languages mandatory, additional languages welcome); expertise in the field of Liturgy and Ecumenism; focus on the Eucharist and/or Initiation

- Methodological competence: be familiar with Comparative Liturgical Studies

- Didactic competence: teaching experience in oriental languages

- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing

- Excellent command of written and spoken English, additional common publication language skills are welcome

- IT user skills

- Ability to work in a team

Additional comments

The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. At present, about 88,000 students are enrolled in 180 courses at the University of Vienna. The University of Vienna is also the largest teaching and research institution in Austria with 8,900 employees, 6,700 of whom are scientists and academics.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Religious sciencesComparative religion
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

- Doctoral degree/PhD degree in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology

- Professional competence: extensive and provable knowledge of Christian-Oriental languages and of oriental liturgical history (Syrian and Coptic languages mandatory, additional languages welcome); expertise in the field of Liturgy and Ecumenism; focus on the Eucharist and/or Initiation

- Methodological competence: be familiar with Comparative Liturgical Studies

- Didactic competence: teaching experience in oriental languages

- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing

- Excellent command of written and spoken English, additional common publication language skills are welcome

- IT user skills

- Ability to work in a team In addition, we expect the successful candidate to show
- Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning - Experience of working on research projects - Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards) - International presentation experience Desirable qualifications are - Knowledge of university processes and structures - Experience abroad - Experience of supervising students

Application documents
- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
- Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable)
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Specific Requirements

- Doctoral degree/PhD degree in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology

- Professional competence: extensive and provable knowledge of Christian-Oriental languages and of oriental liturgical history (Syrian and Coptic languages mandatory, additional languages welcome); expertise in the field of Liturgy and Ecumenism; focus on the Eucharist and/or Initiation

- Methodological competence: be familiar with Comparative Liturgical Studies

- Didactic competence: teaching experience in oriental languages

- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing

- Excellent command of written and spoken English, additional common publication language skills are welcome

- IT user skills

- Ability to work in a team In addition, we expect the successful candidate to show
- Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning - Experience of working on research projects - Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards) - International presentation experience Desirable qualifications are - Knowledge of university processes and structures - Experience abroad - Experience of supervising students

Application documents
- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
- Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable)
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Department of Historical Theology
Austria
VIENNA
Wien
1010
Schenkenstraße 8-10

EURAXESS offer ID: 238643
Posting organisation offer ID: 7874

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