University Assistant without doctorate

At the Institute of Sociology @UniGraz is looking; 30 hours a week fixed-term employment for 4 years; position to be filled as of 01.11.2022; deadline: 5 October 2022



The Institute of Sociology is looking for a

University Assistant without doctorate (m/f/d)

30 hours a week

fixed-term employment for 4 years*

position to be filled as of 01.11.2022

The position is affiliated with the newly appointed Professorship for Digital Societies and the Department of Sociology at the University of Graz. At the core of the research activities of the Digital Societies research group is the increasing societal relevance of digital data and algorithmic systems for processes of decision making, representation, sense making, and resource distribution. This transformation has fuelled utopian visions about open and transparent societies that strengthen grassroots movements and democratic processes. At the same time, fears associated with increased surveillance and control as well as reinforced social inequalities and systemic discrimination have emerged.The focus of the research group is on digitalisation and datafication processes in the areas of education, ageing societies and the public sector. Central to the research is the question of how we can create more inclusive and participatory digital futures. Theoretically and conceptually, this research is situated in Critical Data Studies and Critical Algorithm Studies, feminist STS and new materialism. The teaching responsibilities of the research group cover courses in Sociology and Computational Social Systems.

Your duties

  • Participate in projects conducted by the research group on Digital Societies
  • Writing a dissertation in the field of Critical Data/Algorithm Studies with a focus on education, ageing society or the public sector/public administration
  • Teach courses and conduct examinations as part of the Sociology and Master’s Program Computational Social Systems (CSS, in cooperation with Technical University Graz) 
  • Student support and supervision
  • Cooperation on organisational and administrative tasks as well as evaluation measures

Your Profile

  • Completed diploma or master’s degree in the field of  Sociology or a comparable field    
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written German and English
  • Very good IT skills
  • Highly committed and motivated approach to academic work
  • Sense of personal responsibility and ability to work with others
  • Communication skills and ability to work in a team

Our Offer


Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1

Minimum Salary

The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 3.058,60 gross/month (for full-time employment). This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application deadline: 05.10.2022

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.

Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

Applicants with proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be given preference if equally qualified. For further information, please refer to our general application regulations.

* Please note the limitations of § 109 UG (university act), especially in the case of short contract terms. For further information, please refer to our general application regulations.

For further information or questions, please contact:

Gabriele Strohmeier
gabi.strohmeier[ at ]

Please note that in order to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, we can only accept applications via our web-based applicant tool for this vacant position.


More details

Gabriele Strohmeier

Phone +433163803550

gabi.strohmeier[ at ]