At the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna the position of a University Professor of Western Slavic Literature and Cultural Studies
The successful candidate has excellent knowledge of Slavic Literatures in present and history with a special focus on one West Slavic literature and culture and competences in at least one other West Slavic literature and culture (Czech and/or Polish and/or Slovak Studies). In addition, she/he is verifiably involved in international research and is able to apply a broad spectrum of literary, cultural and methodological concepts necessary for the study of literatures and cultures in the mentioned field. She/he is expected to be actively involved in research on East Central Europe as well as in interdisciplinary cooperation in research foci of the University of Vienna.
The person to be appointed can actively use at least one West Slavic language in teaching. We assume willingness to accept teaching duties from the entire field of West Slavic literatures and cultures at all curricular levels (Bachelor, Master, Teacher Training, Doctorate), supervision of theses and the promotion of young scientists.
Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:
- Doctoral degree/PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
- Habilitation (venia docendi) in a subject field relevant to this position or an internationally accepted equivalent qualification is desirable
- Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
- Experience in designing, procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups
- Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues
The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.
- a negotiable and attractive salary (classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff, allocation to job group A1; section 98 of the Universities Act 2002); the salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the previous career development and the current income situation
- in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension fund to its employees
- a “start-up package”, in particular for the initiation of research projects
- a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions
- attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
- comprehensive advice and support in relation to finding an accommodation, change of schools and dual career
- a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions
Philological, Cultural Studies
20 January 2021