21/05/2021

Scientific Staff

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryMedieval history
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    10/06/2021 00:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Vienna
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/07/2021
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    12038
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    No

OFFER DESCRIPTION

We are an interdisciplinary team working in a six-year ERC SyG project (HistoGenes. Integrating genetic, archaeological and historical perspectives on Eastern Central Europe, 400-900 AD; start date: 1 May 2020). We offer a creative working environment, interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and an adequate starting salary.

Your main tasks will be to contribute to an interdisciplinary project about the population history of Eastern Central Europe, c. 400-900 CE, and collaborate with archaeologists, geneticists, anthropologists and historians. You pursue own research on the basis of written sources in the context of the project goals, in particular about migrations and identities, ethnographic and geographical perceptions of barbarians and steppe peoples, and/or the transformations of Central Europe in the period. Furthermore, you contribute to the discussions about the historical interpretation of the archaeological and genetic evidence and its methodological implications. In addition, you participate in the integrative activities of the project: meetings, workshops, joint publications, dissemination activities, website maintenance etc. Your main tasks will be to contribute to an interdisciplinary project about the population history of Eastern Central Europe, c. 400-900 CE, and collaborate with archaeologists, geneticists, anthropologists and historians. You pursue own research on the basis of written sources in the context of the project goals, in particular about migrations and identities, ethnographic and geographical perceptions of barbarians and steppe peoples, and/or the transformations of Central Europe in the period. Furthermore, you contribute to the discussions about the historical interpretation of the archaeological and genetic evidence and its methodological implications. In addition, you participate in the integrative activities of the project: meetings, workshops, joint publications, dissemination activities, website maintenance etc.

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Benefits

Eligibility criteria

We expect the applicant to have a PhD in medieval history and research experience in the history of the period, preferably on topics relevant for the project, documented by publications and international conference papers. Furthermore, excellent reading competence in Latin and experience in working with late antique/medieval sources and manuscripts. She*He should have an interest and preferably experience in interdisciplinary collaboration as well as international working experience. Excellent command of German and English written and spoken. Additionally, she*he should be competent in communication and team working.

Selection process

We expect the applicant to have a PhD in medieval history and research experience in the history of the period, preferably on topics relevant for the project, documented by publications and international conference papers. Furthermore, excellent reading competence in Latin and experience in working with late antique/medieval sources and manuscripts. She*He should have an interest and preferably experience in interdisciplinary collaboration as well as international working experience. Excellent command of German and English written and spoken. Additionally, she*he should be competent in communication and team working.

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
    HistoryMedieval history
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

We expect the applicant to have a PhD in medieval history and research experience in the history of the period, preferably on topics relevant for the project, documented by publications and international conference papers. Furthermore, excellent reading competence in Latin and experience in working with late antique/medieval sources and manuscripts. She*He should have an interest and preferably experience in interdisciplinary collaboration as well as international working experience. Excellent command of German and English written and spoken. Additionally, she*he should be competent in communication and team working. Some knowledge of a Slavic or another relevant European language is desirable, as well as experience in working in large collaborative projects.

Specific Requirements

We expect the applicant to have a PhD in medieval history and research experience in the history of the period, preferably on topics relevant for the project, documented by publications and international conference papers. Furthermore, excellent reading competence in Latin and experience in working with late antique/medieval sources and manuscripts. She*He should have an interest and preferably experience in interdisciplinary collaboration as well as international working experience. Excellent command of German and English written and spoken. Additionally, she*he should be competent in communication and team working. Some knowledge of a Slavic or another relevant European language is desirable, as well as experience in working in large collaborative projects.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institute of Austrian Historical Research
Austria
VIENNA
Vienna
1010
Universitätsring 1

EURAXESS offer ID: 643270
Posting organisation offer ID: 12038

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