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University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Islamic-Theological Studies

28 days ago | Closing on Aug 31
University of Vienna
University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Islamic-Theological Studies
University of Vienna
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Published: 28 days ago
Application deadline: Aug 31
Location: Vienna, Austria
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University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Islamic-Theological 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 17.09.2018 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Islamic-Theological Studies
to 16.09.2022.

Reference number: 8671
The Institute of Islamic-Theologicals 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.


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 Islamic-Theological Studies. The focus of the participation will be in the work area of the chair for Islamic Law and Ethics.

- Involvement 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
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

Profile:
University degree (PhD) in Islamic studies, Islamic theology, legal science or in a similar discipline - Excellent knowledge of the Islamic culture - Relevant knowledge of Islamic theology with a focus on Fiqh and Uṣūl al-fiqh as well as Islamic Ethic - Relevant knowledge of legal research methods adopted in the field of research - Willingness and ability to participate in interdisciplinary and international discourses. - Openness to criticism - Ability to work under pressure and out of the box mentality - Ability of team work - Independent work style - Good computer skills - Very good command of English - Knowledge 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
- at least passive knowledge of French is desired
- 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

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Law
Religious law;Legal theory MUST
Religion, Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Islam MUST



Languages:
Language
Language level Importance
Turkish
Good knowledge CAN
Arabic
Good knowledge MUST
German
Excellent knowledge MUST
English
Excellent knowledge MUST
French
Good knowledge CAN
Persian
Good knowledge CAN


Computer-Skills:
Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills  Importance
Basic Knowledge
MS Office 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 31.08.2018, mentioning reference number 8671.

For further information please contact Forian-Szabo, Viktor +43-1-4277-42501, Erhart, Karin +43-1-4277-42502.

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: 8671
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