University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Philosophy – two positions are vacant.

The advertised positions are situated in the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy and Education. The Department of Philosophy is large (by international comparison) and its members have a considerable variety of areas of competence.

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) On top of this relevant chargeable work experience determines the assessment to a particular salary grade.

Areas of work: The prae doc-positions are assigned to the research field of Theoretical Philosophy (under the direction of Prof. Matthew Ratcliffe). The main task is to produce a publishable dissertation in the fields of phenomenology and/or philosophy of mind. A description of the dissertation project must be part of the application papers. Dissertation proposals should relate to one or more of Prof. Matthew Ratcliffe’s current research areas:

  • phenomenology of psychiatric illness
  • emotions, feelings and moods
  • intersubjectivity
  • the nature of grief
  • the experience of time and possibility

Other tasks are: to participate in research and teaching in collaboration with Prof. Matthew Ratcliffe and independent teaching to the extent regulated by the collective agreement.

Profile: To be successful, applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  •  masters degree in philosophy (or equivalent qualification)
  •  excellent marks
  • ability to work as a member of a team

Your application should include the following components:

  • academic CV (including certified copies of academic degrees)
  • list of publications (insofar as you have already begun to publish)
  • a dissertation project outline of approximately 2000 words
  • a writing sample of approximately 5000 words
  • the names and contact details of two academic referees

Research fields:

Main research field Special research fields Importance
Philosophy, Ethics Philosophy;Philosophy of mind;Phenomenology MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna no later than 05.05.2015, mentioning reference number 5714.
For further information please contact Wachter, Gertrud +43-1-4277-46401.


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