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Senior Scientist - Post Doc (m/f/d)

University for Continuing Education Krems

The University for Continuing Education Krems specializes in part-time academic continuing education. As a public university for continuing education, it works with its expertise in teaching and research to overcome societal challenges and tailors its study programs to address them. With 8,000 students coming from 90 countries, the University for Continuing Education Krems combines its many years of experience in university-based continuing education with innovation to provide outstanding quality in research and teaching at an international level. Situated 60 km from Vienna in the alluring world heritage region Wachau, Campus Krems is a highly attractive location.

The following position is available to strengthen our team of the Migration and Globalisation Department at the Faculty of Business and Globalisation:

Senior Scientist – Post Doc (m/f/d)
30 hrs./week for 2 years or 40 hrs/week for 1.5 years                        
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Offer description:

We are looking for a Post-Doctoral Researcher interested in conducting independent research on ethical issues related to migration policy making. The topic should fit broadly within the thematic scope of the project The Ethics of Migration Policy Dilemmas (“Dilemmas” for short. For more information, see: https://migrationpolicycentre.eu/projects/dilemmas-project/). Candidates should submit a brief outline in their application defining the topic they want to research about and explaining in which way their topic relates to the aims of the Dilemmas project.

In particular, we welcome applications by researchers that have recently finished their PhD and who want to use the time to publish one or two articles out of (or as a follow-up to) their dissertation work, as well as to prepare a new research proposal for external funding (for example by the Austrian Science Fund’s ESPRIT program, the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ APART program, or the European Union’s Marie Curie program).

The advertised position will be integrated into the research group led by Prof. Julia Mourão Permoser at the Department for Migration and Globalization. The selected candidate is expected to collaborate closely with researchers working within the research group, as well as with other members within the Department.

The position shall start in January 2025 or soon thereafter. The position can be taken up full time or part time, depending on availability and preference of the candidate. The duration of the position varies with the number of working hours per week. It can last for either 1,5 years (40 hrs/week) or for 2 years (30 hrs/week).

Your tasks

  • Independent academic research on a topic related to ethical dilemmas of migration policy
  • Collaborative research within the framework of the “Dilemmas” project, including cooperation in the preparation of project publications, organization of workshops, etc.
  • Preparing and submitting a research proposal for third-party funding for a follow-up postdoctoral research project
  • Publishing research findings in international, peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Engaging in international research collaboration
  • Contributing to departmental affairs in research and teaching

Your profile

We require evidence of the following qualifications for the application:

  • Completed university degree (doctorate/PhD) in the fields of political sciences, economics, sociology, geography, population studies or related discipline
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Previous experience and proven interest (as demonstrated by PhD topic, professional background and publications) in the field of migration studies
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent English skills (min. C1)

In addition, the following criteria are desirable:

  • Proven interest in, and familiarity with, the political theory of migration and migration ethics
  • Experience in the acquisition of third-party funds

Your perspective

  • Part-time position (30 hours/week) initially limited to 2 years or full-time position (40 hour/week) initially limited to 1.5 years, with a minimum salary of EUR 4,752.30 gross per month on a full-time basis (classification according to § 49 VwGr. B1, Kollektivvertrag für Universitäten (collective agreement for universities))
  • Innovative and modern working environment at the Campus Krems
  • Possibility of home office and mobile working (max. 42% of working hours)
  • Very good opportunities for further education within the framework of our own study programs, extensive offer of workplace health promotion as well as the University Sports Institute (USI)

Persons with disabilities who meet the required profile criteria are expressly invited to apply for this position.

The University of Continuing Education Krems sees high innovation potential in the diversity of its employees and is committed to diversity as a guiding principle.

We look forward to receiving your online application by 30 September 2024 via our online tool: Vacancies - University for Continuing Education Krems (donau-uni.ac.at)

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter (max. two pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Outline of research topic and aims for the duration of the fellowship (max. 2 pages)
  • Degrees and transcripts
  • Two writing samples (ideally two scientific articles; if possible at least one should be single-authored)

We look forward to receiving your online application by 30 September 2024.

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Senior Scientist - Post Doc (m/f/d)

Krems an der Donau
Vollzeit, Teilzeit
Doktorat / PhD

Veröffentlicht am 09.07.2024

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