Post-Doc : History of Islamic Art, Univ. Vienne (limite : 1 sept. 2019)

Candidature : University Assistant (post-doc) at the Departement of Art History, University of Vienna

Reference number: 9966

A full post-doc position as university assistant is available at the Institute of Art History from October 1, 2019 (according to university contract regulations, 40 hours per week). The position is limited to four years. Please send your application in digital form through the job center of the university. It must include an academic curriculum vitae with a list of publications, information on teaching experience and on lectures and papers, the t.o.c. and a summary (maximum three pages) of the dissertation, and an exposé of a planned scholarly project.

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.10.2019.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s
Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Date limite : 1er septembre 2019

Job Description:
Applications are invited for an assistant professorship (“university assistant/post doc”) on full-time basis (100%, 40 hours per week) in the History of Islamic Art at the Department of Art History, University of Vienna, Austria.
Your job responsibilities include: assisting a professor in teaching, research, and editorial work; developing and strengthening the independent research profile; independent teaching on a range of themes in the History of Islamic Art (two undergraduate seminars per term); participation in administrative tasks relating to the Department. Teaching can be done in German or English.

Preconditions: completed doctorate and excellent research work in History of Islamic Art; a current scholarly project that you will carry out and finish on this job position (preferably leading to a state thesis or a substantial book monograph); knowledge of at least one of the main languages of textual sources in History of Islamic Art (Arabic, Persian, Ottoman-Turkish).

Please do send with your application documents (see Allgemeiner Ausschreibungstext): a summary and the table of contents of your PhD thesis; syllabi for two different undergraduate seminars (or “Proseminar,” “Fallstudie”) that you would like to teach; and a detailed exposé of your scholarly project.

The Department of Art History at the University of Vienna has by number and diversity of chairs, staff and externally funded projects a broad trans-regional and thematic range in research and teaching on the History of Art in countries and cultural regions of Europe and North-America, Asia and Byzantium. The University of Vienna has excellent working conditions. It is, in the city of Vienna and in Austria, part of vivid landscape of research institutions and of an international scholarly community.
Department of Art History:
Chair for History of Islamic Art:
University of Vienna:

Completed PhD, teaching experience, excellent command of written and spoken English

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 01.09.2019, mentioning reference number 9966.

Contacts : For further information please contact Ritter, Markus +43-1-4277-41422, Ennagi, Andrea +43-1-4277-41412.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( 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.

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Reference number: 9966
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Agrégée d'Histoire, docteure en Histoire à l'Université Lyon 2 et membre du CIHAM, elle travaille sur les pratiques et les discours ayant trait à l'alimentation dans l'Occident islamique (al-Andalus et Maghreb)

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