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Call for Applications: University of Vienna: Postdoc, Islamic Theology

December 11, 2018

The Institute of lslamic-Theological studies is searching for a University assistant (“post doc”). We are a young team and are offering an excellent working environment, flexible working hours and good training opportunities.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40.0 hours/week

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:

Participation in research, teaching and administration at the Institute for lslamic-Theological Studies.

  • lnvolvement in research projects / research studies
  • International publications and presentations
  • Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
  • Preparing / writing a habilitation thesis
  • Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Supervision of students
  • Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
  • lnvolvement in the department administration as weil as in teaching and research administration


  • University degree (PhD) in lslamic studies, lslamic theology, legal seien
  • Relevant knowledge of lslamic theology with a focus on Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh or in a similar discipline
  • Excellent knowledge of the lslamic culture
  • Relevant knowledge of legal research methods adopted in the field of Research
  • Willingness and ability to participate in interdisciplinary and international
  • Openness to criticism
  • Ability to work under pressure and out of the box mentality
  • Ability of team work
  • Independent work style
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Very good command of Arabic

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have

  • Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
  • Experience of working on research projects
  • Experience in (external) fundraising
  • Experience in knowledge management
  • International presentation experience
  • Knowledge of Turkish and/or Persian is an advantage

Desirable qualifications are

  • Knowledge of university processes and structures
  • Experience abroad
  • Experience of supervising students

Application documents

  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
  • Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable)
  • Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than , mentioning reference number 9110.

For further information please contact Sonntag, Heidemarie +43-1-4277-42503, +43-1-4277-10807, Erhart, Karin +43-1- 4277-42502.


December 11, 2018
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