28/01/2020

Scientific Staff (post doc)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Research Center for the History of Transformations
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EconomicsLabour market economics
    EconomicsMacroeconomics
    EconomicsOther
    EconomicsPolitical economy
    HistoryContemporary history
    HistoryPolitical history
    Political sciencesOther
    Political sciencesPolicy studies
    Political sciencesScience and society
    SociologyEducational sociology
    SociologyMacrosociology
    SociologyOther
    SociologySocial changes
    SociologySocio-economic research
    SociologySociology of labour
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    02/03/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Vienna
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Part-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    30
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/04/2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    10452
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    No

In spring 2020, the University of Vienna will establish the Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET), funded by the Wittgenstein award 2019 for Philipp Ther (granted by the FWF). The center takes the 1989 upheaval in Central and Eastern Europe as a starting point for European and global comparisons of labor relations, the history of enterprises, social movements and volunteerism as well as economic thinking and reform policies. Furthermore, it aims to analyse the social and political consequences of these developments, among them the intensifying work migration and the emergence of right-wing populist, authoritarian and extremist movements.

The call for applications addresses historians as well as scholars from related social sciences who work with a historical dimension. Successful applicants will contribute to one or two of the research foci (labor history and relations in a global comparative perspective/economic thinking and reform policies in a socio-historical dimension/social movements and volunteerism/European and global labor migration); especially by organizing conferences, publications and cooperation with exterior partners. It is expected to continue newly raised third-party funded projects at RECET, thereby contributing to the profile of the center. If possible, they should strive to write a habilitation thesis or a second book as part of their employment at RECET. We want to hire up to three post-docs; one full-time and two part-time contracts are possible. The call for applications addresses historians as well as scholars from related social sciences who work with a historical dimension. Successful applicants will contribute to one or two of the research foci (labor history and relations in a global comparative perspective/economic thinking and reform policies in a socio-historical dimension/social movements and volunteerism/European and global labor migration); especially by organizing conferences, publications and cooperation with exterior partners. It is expected to continue newly raised third-party funded projects at RECET, thereby contributing to the profile of the center. If possible, they should strive to write a habilitation thesis or a second book as part of their employment at RECET. We want to hire up to three post-docs; one full-time and two part-time contracts are possible.

Benefits

Eligibility criteria

Applicants are required to hold a PhD in history or a related discipline of the social sciences (sociology, social and cultural anthropology, political science, economics), obtained no more than three years ago. Applicants should have published in academic journals, and are required to have an excellent command of English and German; they also have to be proficient in at least one Eastern European language.

Please submit the following documents:
- Letter of motivation, containing detailed ideas on the development of at least one of the research areas of RECET
- CV
- Dissertation (preferably published) and additional journal publications
- List of publications (please list your 5-10 most important publications first and include your MA thesis)
- Draft of a postdoc/book project that could be submitted e.g. at the FWF, ERC or the EU, and helps to develop one or two of the research areas

Selection process

Applicants are required to hold a PhD in history or a related discipline of the social sciences (sociology, social and cultural anthropology, political science, economics), obtained no more than three years ago. Applicants should have published in academic journals, and are required to have an excellent command of English and German; they also have to be proficient in at least one Eastern European language.

Please submit the following documents:
- Letter of motivation, containing detailed ideas on the development of at least one of the research areas of RECET
- CV
- Dissertation (preferably published) and additional journal publications
- List of publications (please list your 5-10 most important publications first and include your MA thesis)
- Draft of a postdoc/book project that could be submitted e.g. at the FWF, ERC or the EU, and helps to develop one or two of the research areas

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
    EconomicsLabour market economics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EconomicsMacroeconomics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EconomicsOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EconomicsPolitical economy
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryContemporary history
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryPolitical history
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Political sciencesOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Political sciencesPolicy studies
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Political sciencesScience and society
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    SociologyEducational sociology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    SociologyMacrosociology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    SociologyOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    SociologySocial changes
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    SociologySocio-economic research
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    SociologySociology of labour
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

Applicants are required to hold a PhD in history or a related discipline of the social sciences (sociology, social and cultural anthropology, political science, economics), obtained no more than three years ago. Applicants should have published in academic journals, and are required to have an excellent command of English and German; they also have to be proficient in at least one Eastern European language.

Please submit the following documents:
- Letter of motivation, containing detailed ideas on the development of at least one of the research areas of RECET
- CV
- Dissertation (preferably published) and additional journal publications
- List of publications (please list your 5-10 most important publications first and include your MA thesis)
- Draft of a postdoc/book project that could be submitted e.g. at the FWF, ERC or the EU, and helps to develop one or two of the research areas
Additional knowledge of an East-Asian language as well as research experience at the crossroads of history and social sciences would be an asset.

Specific Requirements

Applicants are required to hold a PhD in history or a related discipline of the social sciences (sociology, social and cultural anthropology, political science, economics), obtained no more than three years ago. Applicants should have published in academic journals, and are required to have an excellent command of English and German; they also have to be proficient in at least one Eastern European language.

Please submit the following documents:
- Letter of motivation, containing detailed ideas on the development of at least one of the research areas of RECET
- CV
- Dissertation (preferably published) and additional journal publications
- List of publications (please list your 5-10 most important publications first and include your MA thesis)
- Draft of a postdoc/book project that could be submitted e.g. at the FWF, ERC or the EU, and helps to develop one or two of the research areas
Additional knowledge of an East-Asian language as well as research experience at the crossroads of history and social sciences would be an asset.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Research Center for the History of Transformations
Austria
VIENNA
Vienna
1010
Universitätsring 1

EURAXESS offer ID: 485877
Posting organisation offer ID: 10452

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