The University of Vienna is offering a PostDoc-Position (100%, 3 years) in their Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Deadline: 17. June 2024



University Assistant postdoctoral 

Faculty of Social Sciences 

Job vacancy starting: 10/07/2024  | Working hours: 40,00  | Classification CBA: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) 

Limited contract until: 10/06/2027

Job ID: 2408

Explore and teach at the University of Vienna, where over 7,500 academic minds have found a unique blend of freedom and support. Join us if you're driven by a passion for top-notch international research and scientific excellence. Ready to be part of our team? Welcome aboard!

Your impact space:

Your future position is at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology in the team of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ayse Caglar. The team is characterized by its research in the areas of the Political Economy of Urban Governance, Displacement and Dispossession. You strengthen the team by your expertise in the field of anthropology of extraction, labour, violence and governance of migrants and refugees.

As part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology not only brings together renowned academics and students, but also different fields of research, ethnographic diversity of methods, a large number of outstanding research projects and appreciative exchange between colleagues.

This position is to be filled by October 7, 2024 and is limited until October 6, 2027 (3 years).

Your future tasks:

  • You take on administrative tasks in research, teaching and administration. As an important role of the team you support various pertinent matters, respectively tasks with and or for the team.
  • You hold courses independently at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement
  • You build up an independent research profile in one of the above-mentioned fields through your own research project.
  • You raise funds for your research project.
  • You publish internationally and participate in international conferences and workshops to present your work.
  • You contribute actively to third party funding project applications.
  • You cooperate in the organization of international workshops and conferences and in the preparation of publications. You prepare a publication of your dissertation or a habilitation.
  • You supervise your students within the frame of the regulations at the Department and the University.
  • You participate in evaluation measures and in quality assurance.

This is part of your personality:

  • Completed doctoral/PhD studies in subject Social and Cultural Anthropology or Sociology (in exceptional cases in Geography)
  • Outstanding dissertation
  • International publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Fieldwork experience
  • Didactic skills
  • Experience in grant applications
  • Excellent knowledge of English (C1) / knowledge of another foreign language is an advantage
  • Team player and high social/communicative skills

What we offer:

  • Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours, remote/hybrid and/or part-time work (upon agreement).
  • Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.
  • Good public transport connections: Your workplace in the center of beautiful Vienna is easily accessible by public transport.
  • Internal further training & Coaching: Opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from – free of charge.
  • Fixed-term contract and fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 4,752,30 (14 times a year) for a period of 3 years increases if we can credit professional experience.
  • Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your scientific curriculum vitae (incl. a list of publications)
  • With a letter of motivation or a letter of intent
  • With your summary of research interests (max. 1 p.)
  • With a writing sample (an article or a chapter of your dissertation)
  • Contact details of two persons who could provide reference letters
  • Via our job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Ayse Caglar  

ayse.caglar[ at ]

We look forward to new personalities in our team! The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

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​Application deadline: 06/17/2024


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Ayse Caglar

ayse.caglar[ at ]