Austrian History – History of the Habsburg Monarchy since the 16th century

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At the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna the position of a

University Professor
of
Austrian History – History of the Habsburg Monarchy since the 16th century

(full time, permanent position) is to be filled.

Applications are invited from historians with a research focus on the history of the Habsburg monarchy from the sixteenth to the first half of the nineteenth century. Successful candidates will stand out through innovative, source-oriented, and thematically and chronologically diverse research on early modern Austrian history.

In addition, the successful candidate is expected to be willing to lead the Institute for Austrian Historical Research (for a fixed term).

He or she is also expected to contribute to the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies’ existing areas of research, in particular the research area “Austria in its Environment,” as well as to contribute to the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies.

We particularly invite applicants whose competencies in research and teaching extend across multiple fields of the history of the Habsburg monarchy, who possess an active interest in historical auxiliary sciences and archival studies, and who see the direction of the Institute for Austrian Historical Research as a welcome challenge.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

·         Doctoral degree/PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution

·         Habilitation (venia docendi) in a subject field relevant to this position or an internationally accepted equivalent qualification is 
          desirable

·         Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation

·         Experience in designing, procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research 
          groups

·         Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all
         phases of their studies (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic
         colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

We offer:

·         a negotiable and attractive salary (classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff, allocation
          to job group A1; section 98 of the Universities Act 2002); the salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the 
          previous career development and the current income situation

·         in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension fund to its employees

·         a “start-up package”, in particular for the initiation of research projects

·         a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions

·         attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life

·         comprehensive advice and support in relation to finding an accommodation, change of schools and dual career

·         a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

The University of Vienna pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at). The University puts special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Application documents:

·         Application letter, including a brief description of:

·        current research interests and research plans for the immediate future

·        current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of young researchers

·         Program for the future ongoing development of the Institute for Austrian Historical Research (IÖG), including in the field of 
         digital humanities and long-term editorial projects, taking into account its complete range of goals.

The IÖG (https://geschichtsforschung.univie.ac.at/) is a place for research and training in methodology and the fostering of historical auxiliary sciences in their cultural-historical context, and in Austria it serves the role of a school for archivists. Alongside the participation of its active members in teaching for the Department of History, its particular mission consists in the investigation and representation of the history of the European Middle Ages and the history of the Austrian Region in its European context from the early Middle Ages into the twentieth century, together with authoritative work on enterprises of source editing and source analysis, as well as international collaborations.

·         Academic curriculum vitae,
      including information about “esteem factors” (e.g. experience as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme 
          committees)

·         List of publications, including:

·        specification of five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised professorship

·        provision of an Internet link for download or electronic submission of PDF versions of these five publications

·        information about citations and impact factors, depending on the common practice in the relevant research area

·         List of talks given,
        
including information about invited keynote lectures at international conferences

·         Third-party funds
        
list of acquired third-party funds (subject, duration, origin, volume) as well as, if applicable, of inventions/patents

·         Overview of previous academic teaching and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses

·         Teaching evaluations (if available)

·         Copies of documents and certificates

Applications in German or English should be submitted by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schütze, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien (dekanat.hkw@univie.ac.at).

Reference no.: 14/47-2018/19

The application deadline is 18 December 2019.

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