University Assistant (Prae Doc) At The Department Of Applied Psychology: Work, Education And Economy

Country: Austria;

City: Vienna

Vacancy added: 11.10.2018

Employer: University of Vienna

Resumes due: 30.10.2018


The University of Vienna (19 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.600 members of staff, about 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education and Economy

Reference number: 9029

A prae-doc position is vacant at the Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education and Economy at the Faculty of Psychology (30 hours/week, for 4 years). The position is assigned to the area of “Psychological Research on Education and Transfer” (Chair Prof. Barbara Schober, We are searching for a collaborator with a Magister/ Master in Psychology and interest and experience in one of the following research fields: Transfer and implementation research, motivation in education and well-being, gender stereotypes in educational contexts. The applicant is assumed to aim a PhD in the scope of this appointment. Additionally capacity for team work and social competencies are expected. The collaborator will get the chance to work within a highly motivated and committed team of researchers and to work with advanced students on their diploma-thesis projects. Tasks encompass scientific research, teaching in the field of Psychological Research on Education and Transfer and administrative collaboration. Documents to be submitted: - Letter of intent – Scientific CV - Diplomas and academic certificates (as a copy) – First ideas on a dissertation project

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30.0 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Integration in the research focus of the Bildung-Psychology team and collaboration in research, teaching and administration,

e.g., - collaboration in research projects - (international) publications and presentations at scientific conferences referring to the PhD (we expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months) - collaboration in proposals for research grants and projects - preparation and completion of a PhD - holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement - collaboration in administration of the faculty an institute

Magister/Master in Psychology - excellent knowledge in methodology and statistics - excellent competences in Bildungs-
Psychology - high level of written and verbal expressiveness in German and English

Knowledge of academic processes and structures - capacity of teamwork - resilience and engagement - proactive - willingness to further education - good social skills

Research fields:

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Educational psychologyMUST


Educational institution

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Social sciencesPsychologyMUST



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Excellent knowledgeMUST


Excellent knowledgeMUST


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Database knowledge


Basic Knowledge


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 30.10.2018, mentioning reference number 9029.

For further information please contact Marhold, Selina +43-1-4277-47311.

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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