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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Professor of Social Psychology

13.11.2018, by Tina Keil

University of Vienna, Austria
Application deadline: January 7th, 2019

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At the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna the position of a University Professor of Social Psychology in the Context of Work, Society, and Economy (full-time, permanent position; in case of a first time appointment to a professorship, the appointment may be initially limited – with the option of extension to a tenured position) is vacant.

The professorship represents the academic field in research and teaching. Successful candidates are characterized by an empirical research profile with a focus on the Psychology of economic, political and societal processes. Concerning content and methods compatibility with the thematic areas of the Faculty (https://psychologie.univie.ac.at/forschung/) and particularly with the field of “Work, Society, and Economy” is expected.

Teaching requirements are 8 hours per week per semester in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes and teaching will particularly be within the master’s programme specialisation “Work, Economy and Society”.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
  • Habilitation (venia docendi) in a subject field relevant to this position or an internationally accepted equivalent qualification is desirable
  • Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing, procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

We offer

  • a negotiable and attractive salary (classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff, allocation to job group A1; section 98 of the Universities Act 2002); the salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the previous career development and the current income situation
  • in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension fund to its employees
  • a “start-up package”, in particular for the initiation of research projects
  • a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • comprehensive advice and support in relation to finding an accommodation, change of schools and dual career
  • a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

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

Application documents

  • Application letter, including a brief description of:
    • current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
    • current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of young researchers
  • Academic curriculum vitae, including information about “esteem factors” (e.g. experience as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)
  • List of publications, including:
    • specification of five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised professorship
    • provision of an Internet link for download or electronic submission of PDF versions of these five publications
    • information about citations and impact factors, depending on the common practice in the relevant research area
    • List of talks given, including information about invited keynote lectures at international conferences
  • Third-party funds: List of acquired third-party funds (subject, duration, origin, volume) as well as, if applicable, of inventions/patents
  • Overview of previous academic teaching and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Copies of documents and certificates

Applications in English should be submitted by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, dekanat.psychologie@univie.ac.at.

Reference no.: SozialpsyAGW2018.