University Assistant (postdoc)

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    University of Innsbruck
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    17/11/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Austria › Innsbruck
    40 hours per week


Start date/duration

  • 01.03.2022
  • for 6 years

Job profile:

University Assistant - PostDoc (40 hours/week), Institute of Sociology, from 1 March 2022, for 6 years. Main tasks:

  • Independent research and publications, participation in research projects and acquisition of third party funding in the area of macrosociology and sociology of social inequality
  • Independent teaching in sociology programs (BA and MA) with a focus on macrosociology and sociology of social inequality
  • Student support: holding exams and supervising theses
  • Participation in academic self-administration an in organizational and administrative tasks

Required qualifications:

  • Doctorate in sociology or adjacent discipline
  • High quality publications appropriate to the academic age
  • Research experience in (cross-comparative) analysis of social inequality
  • Proof of in-depth knowledge of advanced quantitative methods of social research
  • International research experience
  • Ability to relate to research areas represented at the department
  • Teaching experience in sociology of social inequality
  • Experience in the acquisition of third-party funding is desirable
  • Team-, communication- and organizational skills
  • Very good knowledge of English, willigness to learn German


We are looking forward to receiving your online application.

The full, legally binding call for application (in German) including the salary can be found here:

The University of Innsbruck is committed to raising the quota of female employees and therefore explicitly welcomes applications from qualified female scientists. In the case of female underrepresentation women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

In accordance with Austrian disability laws qualified people with special requirements are expressly encouraged to apply for jobs. For more information please contact the trusted representative for scientists with a disability at the University of Innsbruck, Dr. Adolf Sandbichler.

More Information


What the University of Innsbruck offers:

From a company pension scheme, to flexible working hours and child care facilities the University of Innsbruck offers its employees a wide range of benefits which is being continuously extended.

Along with interesting oppurtunities for the participation in job-related and personal further education courses, and the succesful compatibility of career and family, employees can benefit from a large range of courses offered by the University Sports Institute (USI), the language courses offered by the ISI, the University Library and take advantage of the various canteens offering reasonably priced food.

A summary of the benefits for University employees can be found here: http://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/

Additional comments

The University of Innsbruck as employer

Are you looking for a new challenge? The University of Innsbruck is a place of study, research and employment for more than 31.000 people. As one of the largest employers in Tyrol the University offers a varied and exciting field of activity for its employees from very diverse educational and professional backgrounds. The University explicitly welcomes diversity and is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. It is a certified family-friendly workplace and received the award 'Top workplace 2018' from the Austrian business magazine 'trend'.


At the University of Innsbruck researchers from all over the world come together. Depending on the individual scientific community the language used may be German, English or another (if unanimously decided).

Internal communication is in German. Therefore a basic knowledge of German or the willingness to acquire such knowledge is essential.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Department of Sociology
Universitätsstraße 15

EURAXESS offer ID: 693149
Posting organisation offer ID: POSO-12209


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