12/10/2021

University Assistant (post doc)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Cultural studiesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/11/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Wien
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2022
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    12384
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    No

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Digital Humanities is a professorship established in 2016 at the Department of History at the University of Vienna, with strong links to the ongoing activities of the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH) based at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). The Digital Humanities teaching and research programme focuses on the ways in which digital tools and methods can be used to support and advance a better understanding of history. As a post-doctoral University Assistant you will have the chance to work in a cutting-edge and dynamic environment, breaking new ground in humanities methodology for historical research, and passing on these methods and skills to students in the classroom.

The holder of this post will also work within DiTAH (Digitale Transformation der Österreichischen Geisteswissenschaften), a project funded by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy. The project is led by the Karl-Franzens-Universtät Graz and partially settled at the University of Vienna; its aim is the construction and development of digital humanities research and teaching infrastructure across Austria.

Preparation of a habilitation project / second book, monograph or equivalent; Provision of scholarly and technical expertise to support the University of Vienna-based portion of the DiTAH project; Independent delivery of relevant teaching offerings (4 SWS); student support and examination activities; participation in research, teaching-related and administrative tasks; (inter)national publication and presentation activities; contribution to organisation of conferences, meetings and other external activities; (contribution to) the preparation of third-party funding applications. Preparation of a habilitation project / second book, monograph or equivalent; Provision of scholarly and technical expertise to support the University of Vienna-based portion of the DiTAH project; Independent delivery of relevant teaching offerings (4 SWS); student support and examination activities; participation in research, teaching-related and administrative tasks; (inter)national publication and presentation activities; contribution to organisation of conferences, meetings and other external activities; (contribution to) the preparation of third-party funding applications.

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Benefits

Eligibility criteria

Doctoral degree in a field related to digital humanities or historical studies with a focus on digital methods, preferably with a focus on on the medieval period (anywhere in the world); excellent IT skills, including experience with digital methods for the humanities, such as programming in Python or another programming language, web-based visualisation of historical data with toolkits such as d3, or GIS and mapping technologies; excellent spoken and written English skills.

Application materials:
- Letter of motivation
- Academic CV
- List of publications, teaching evaluations (if available)
- Short abstract for a habilitation project
- Sketch of at least two DH courses that you could offer

Selection process

Doctoral degree in a field related to digital humanities or historical studies with a focus on digital methods, preferably with a focus on on the medieval period (anywhere in the world); excellent IT skills, including experience with digital methods for the humanities, such as programming in Python or another programming language, web-based visualisation of historical data with toolkits such as d3, or GIS and mapping technologies; excellent spoken and written English skills.

Application materials:
- Letter of motivation
- Academic CV
- List of publications, teaching evaluations (if available)
- Short abstract for a habilitation project
- Sketch of at least two DH courses that you could offer

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
    Cultural studiesOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

Doctoral degree in a field related to digital humanities or historical studies with a focus on digital methods, preferably with a focus on on the medieval period (anywhere in the world); excellent IT skills, including experience with digital methods for the humanities, such as programming in Python or another programming language, web-based visualisation of historical data with toolkits such as d3, or GIS and mapping technologies; excellent spoken and written English skills.

Application materials:
- Letter of motivation
- Academic CV
- List of publications, teaching evaluations (if available)
- Short abstract for a habilitation project
- Sketch of at least two DH courses that you could offer
Ability to work well with a team both local and remote. Prior teaching experience is an advantage.

Specific Requirements

Doctoral degree in a field related to digital humanities or historical studies with a focus on digital methods, preferably with a focus on on the medieval period (anywhere in the world); excellent IT skills, including experience with digital methods for the humanities, such as programming in Python or another programming language, web-based visualisation of historical data with toolkits such as d3, or GIS and mapping technologies; excellent spoken and written English skills.

Application materials:
- Letter of motivation
- Academic CV
- List of publications, teaching evaluations (if available)
- Short abstract for a habilitation project
- Sketch of at least two DH courses that you could offer
Ability to work well with a team both local and remote. Prior teaching experience is an advantage.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Department of History
Austria
VIENNA
Wien
1010
Universitätsring 1

EURAXESS offer ID: 695960
Posting organisation offer ID: 12384

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