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Message posted on 18/11/2018

Fwd: visual anthropology position University of Vienna

Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Social and Cultural Anthropology with focus on Visual Anthropology

(full-time position)

We are looking for applicants from Social and Cultural Anthropology, who understand the field of

Visual Anthropology broadly. This comprises the realm of ethnographic film and of visual methods

within our discipline, as well as theoretical approaches. This can also include perspectives on the

anthropology of art.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

􀁸 Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other

research institution; as a general rule, applicants who have completed a doctoral programme at

the University of Vienna, must have gained research experience outside the University of Vienna

for at least two years

􀁸 Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international


􀁸 Experience in designing and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups,

willingness to acquire third-party funding

􀁸 Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept.

Candidates are expected to be willing to teach students at all levels (bachelor's, master's, or

doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote junior 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


We offer:

􀁸 the opportunity to obtain a permanent position and eventual promotion to full professor. The

successful candidate is hired as “Assistant professor” for a maximum duration of six years. If the

candidate meets the conditions stipulated in the qualification agreement, the assistant professor

is promoted to tenured “associate professor”, i.e. obtains a permanent position. If the conditions

are not met, the employment will end upon expiry of the contract. Associate professors can be

promoted to “full professor” through a university-internal competitive procedure.

􀁸 at least a salary according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff: section 49,

job group A2

in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension scheme to

its employees, 􀁸 a dynamic research environment, 􀁸 attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life

􀁸 a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

The University of Vienna is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity

(http://diversity.univie.ac.at/en). The University strives to increase the share of women in professorial

positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Application document:

Please submit a single PDF document named “LastName_FirstName.pdf”

to tenuretrack.personal@univie.ac.at containing the following information (in English).

  1. Cover Sheet and Table of Contents

  2. Application letter, including a brief description of:

o motivation to apply for the position

o current research interests and research plans for the future

o current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of early career


  1. Academic curriculum vitae, including information about:

o education, degrees (incl. information about the PhD granting institution and the exact

date DD.MM.YYYY when the PhD was conferred), professional experience as well as

applicable family/care/… times

o “esteem factors” (e.g. experiences as a publisher, functions in research societies or

programme committees)

o previous and current cooperation partners

  1. Full list of publications, including:

o highlight and separately list five key publications which the applicant considers

particularly relevant to the advertised tenure-track professorship

o provide links to these five key publications for download (if not available: full text

electronic version in appendix)

o describe your publication strategy, including targeted publishers and journals

o provide information about peer review of publications

o if common in your field of research provide information about indexation (e.g. SCIE,

SSCI, AHCI), citations resp. book reviews received or other indicators of scientific

quality/international visibility

  1. List of scientific talks

o Name invited lectures and presentations at international conferences

  1. Third-party funding

o complete list of acquired third-party funded projects as PI (role, subject, duration,

funding agency, funding volume), and, if applicable, of inventions/patents

  1. Academic teaching and supervision

o list courses taught and theses supervised

o explain your teaching and supervision concept (max. 3 pages)


a. Five key publications as electronic full text version (if not publicly available)

b. Teaching evaluations (if available, compiled into a single PDF file)

c. Copies of certificates of academic degrees (mandatory, compiled into a single PDF file)

Reference no.: 9178

The application deadline is 7 January 2019.

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