4 University Assistants (praedoc) at the Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies

The Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies (DSCHS) comprises seven research clusters (Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval Studies; East European and Eurasian Studies; Archaeology and Material Culture; Art History and Visual Culture; Social and Economic Spaces; State, Politics, and Governance in Historical Perspective; Women’s and Gender History). They transcend periods, disciplines, and regions and offer their fellows the exceptional opportunity to study in a truly cross-disciplinary setting.

The DSHCS invites application from graduates of all historical-cultural subjects with an outstanding master degree who seek to work on their doctoral project within the vital and international atmosphere of the University of Vienna. Doctoral candidates are expected to conclude a doctoral thesis agreement in 12 months. They teach undergraduates and contribute to the DSHCS’ activities. The DSHCS offers its fellows a structured doctoral program and excellent supervision. Moreover, it promotes international mobility, networking and individual career planning through scholarships and workshops.

Duration of employment 

3 years

Weekly working hours 

30 hours


Job grading in accordance with bargaining agreement § 48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade. 

Job description

carrying out research towards a doctoral degree
publishing results in international media
present findings at international conferences and seminars
teaching undergraduate students
active involvement in the DSHCS’ activities 

Your profile

outstanding master degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
strong written and verbal skills
excellent command of spoken and written English
social competence and integrative skills

How to apply

Application documents (as one PDF file)

Applications (in German or English) should be submitted through apply@dshcs by May 31, 2022. Please be ready to provide two names of referees who are able to write a letter on your behalf within one week.

Potential candidates will be interviewed mid-June 2022. The final decision will be made at the end of June 2022 and candidates will be notified soon after. 

For further information please contact dshcs.hkw@univie.ac.at.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.