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University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of English and American Studies

6 days ago | Closing on Aug 01
University of Vienna
University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of English and American Studies
University of Vienna
The University of Vienna was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365. It is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe.
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Published: 6 days ago
Application deadline: Aug 01
Location: Vienna, Austria
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University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of English and American Studies


The University of Vienna (19 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.600 members of staff, about 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.10.2018 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of English and American Studies
 


Reference number: 8805

Research and teaching at the Department of English and American Studies cover literary and cultural studies, as well as linguistics, ELT/TESOL and English language. The department employs more than eighty members. Presently around 5000 students are enrolled in its Bachelor, Masters, Diploma, PhD and Teacher Education programmes.

We invite applications by individuals with a solid background in English language teacher education (ELT, TESOL, Applied Linguistics) to contribute to our research and teaching activities and departmental management and administration processes.




Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 20.0 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:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves
- Developing and strengthening your independent research profile
- Participation 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 or producing equivalent research publications
- Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance activities of the university
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
-Participation in curricular development within the area of teacher education

Profile:
- PhD/EdD in the area of English Language Education/TESOL/applied linguistics with relevance to language learning/language teaching research
- Research expertise in English Language Education / TESOL / English Language Teacher Education
- Teaching experience at secondary and/or tertiary level
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Ability to work in a team

A focus of reserach in one of the following areas is desirable:
- New Media/New Literacies/Teaching with new media in English Language Teaching /Teacher Education
- Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
- English Language Teacher Education (English as a Foreign Language)
- Quantitative methods in language-teaching related applied linguistics

We further expect you to have
- Publications in high-quality outlets (peer-reviewed according to subject-specific standards)
- Presentations at international conferences
- Experience of university-level teaching and supervision of students

Desirable further qualifications:
- Knowledge of university structures and processes
- Experience of studying /working abroad
- Experience in student supervision and guidance

Please enclose the following with your application (either in German or English, unless specified)
a) CV and relevant certificates etc. (if available, please include student feedback)
b) Letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)
c) Description of research plans for the next 6 years (possibly of “Habilitation” Project) (max. 3 pages in English)
d) Teaching concept and syllabus for the course at MEd level “Specific Issues in Language Teaching and Learning” (max 2 pages, in English)
e) List of courses taught
f) List of publications and research projects
g) Contact details of two academic referees



Research fields:

Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Linguistics and Literature
English studies MUST
  


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 01.08.2018, mentioning reference number 8805.

For further information please contact Viola, Màrta Sarolta +43-1-4277-42406.

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

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 8805
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at

 

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