University Assistant (Prae Doc) At The Department Of Commercial And Business Law

Country: Austria;

City: Vienna

Vacancy added: 09.10.2018

Employer: University of Vienna

Resumes due: 29.10.2018


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 Commercial and Business Law

Reference number: 9003

The Department of Commercial and Business Law is looking for a research assistant (prae doc) with a strong interest in business and corporate law to support research and teaching. The department of Commercial and Business Law is part of the Vienna Law School. The function of the department is research and teaching in the field of commercial and business law.

- Place of Work: Faculty of Law, Department of Commercial and Business Law (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Torggler, LL.M.), Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Wien.

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:
- Participation in research, teaching and administration
- Examination activities
- Participation in publications / academic articles
- We expect to sucessful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months
- Possibility to write a doctoral thesis
- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students

- Master's degree in Law or business law (diploma or eqivalent, e.g. LL.M. [WU])
- Interest in business and corporate law and intention for doctoral thesis in these fields
- Excellent academic success in your studies, especially in the field of Commercial and Private Law
- Excellent IT user skills (MS-Office)
- Knowledge of working with databases
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Excellent command of written and spoken German

- High verbal and written skills
- Good didactic skills
- Teamwork skills
- Advantageous: Experience in the field of university; (Business) Economics Studies or Studies abroad

- Application documents:
- Letter of motivation
- academic curriculum vitae
- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- Short doctoral projekt proposal
- Degree certificates

Research fields:

Main research field

Special research fieldsImportance


Business law;Commercial law;Corporate lawMUST




Educational institution

Educational levelSpecial subjectImportance


Legal SciencesBusiness lawMUST





Language levelImportance


Very good knowledgeMUST




Type of computer skills

Specified computer skills Importance

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 29.10.2018, mentioning reference number 9003.

For further information please contact Klein, Verena +43-1-4277-35201.

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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