Universität Innsbruck

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Start date/duration:

  • from 01.10.2024
  • for 6 years, possibility of a qualification agreement

Administrative unit:

  • Department of Contemporary History

Extent of employment:

  • 40 hours per week

Job Description:

University Assistant - Postdoc (career position) Didactics of History and Didactics of Civic Education (40 hours/week), Department of Contemporary History from 01.10.2024 until 30.09.2030. Main tasks: Independent research activities in the fields of didactics of history and didactics of political education; independent teaching in the fields of didactics of history and didactics of political education; participation in the administration, especially organization and coordination of teaching in the fields of didactics of history and didactics of political education for the Teaching Network West; 50% secondary assignment at the Department of Subject Didactics of the Faculty of Teacher Education. Required qualifications: Completed doctoral or PhD studies (contemporary history) or doctoral or PhD studies in history didactics or doctoral or PhD studies in didactics of history. PhD studies in the didactics of political education; subject-specific didactic expertise, proven by relevant academic achievements beyond the dissertation/PhD, documented in particular by publications in recognized journals with peer review procedures as well as by presentations at international conferences/workshops (up to five important publications should be highlighted in the list of publications and at least one reading sample in the form of an essay or book chapter should be attached to the application); Experience in working with third-party funding (acquisition, management), desired: successfully acquired third-party funding; description of a research project at habilitation level corresponding to the above-mentioned main task (max. 5 pages); submission of a teaching concept, desirable: experience in university teaching; desirable: relevant teacher training degree; desirable: school teaching experience and/or experience with empirical research work at school; several months of relevant professional experience after the dissertation/PhD; professional mobility experience during or after the dissertation/PhD; knowledge of German (at least C1 level or willingness to acquire this in an adequate period of time); teamwork, communication and coordination skills.

Euraxess: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/platforms/jobs/139/PHIL-HIST-14198

Tenure-Track model:

The vacant post offers a continuous scientific career up to an associate professor. A key component of this tenure track model is the so called "Qualifizierungsvereinbarung" (qualification agreement). This agreement shall be concluded as the case may be at the latest one year after being employed. More information: https://www.uibk.ac.at/forschung/qualifizierungsvereinbarung.

Our offer:

With us, you can expect exciting tasks, flexible working hours, a family-friendly working environment, attractive training and development opportunities, a paid lunch break, a meal allowance and much more! https://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/.

An initial salary of € 4.752 p.m.* shall be offered for this position. In the following, the conclusion of the qualification agreement will entitle to an increased salary of € 5.124 p.m.* and the fulfilment of the agreed qualification objectives will entitle to an increased salary of € 5.546 p.m.*. All mentioned salaries are monthly gross salaries, paid 14 times p.a.

*as of 2024


We are looking forward to receiving your online application by 19.06.2024 stating the code PHIL-HIST-14198

The University of Innsbruck emphasizes equal opportunities and diversity in its personnel policy.

The University of Innsbruck strives to increase the percentage of women and thus expressly encourages women to apply. This is particularely true for leading positions and scientific job offers. In case of underrepresentation women with the same qualifications will be given priority.

Following Austrian disability legislation, qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

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