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University Assistant (pre-doc) at the Department of Demography

The newly established Department of Demography, a subunit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, announces a vacant praedoc position within the team of Prof. Wolfgang Lutz.

Job Description:

Participation in research, teaching and administration:

  • Participation in research projects / research studies
  • Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
  • We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.
  • Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Supervision of students
  • Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
  • Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration


  • University degree (Diploma, MA)
  • Experience in working with demographic data or texts
  • Knowledge of basic demographic methods
  • Ability to explain demography to beginners
  • High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • IT user skills
  • Ability to work in a team

Desirable qualifications are

  • Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
  • Knowledge of university processes and structures
  • Experience abroad
  • Basic experience in research methods and academic writing

Application documents:

  • Letter of Motivation including ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
  • Degree certificates

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 22.12.2019, mentioning reference number 10306.


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