University Assistant (PhD position)

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    University of Innsbruck
    Educational sciencesEducation
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    10/10/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Austria › Innsbruck

Start date/duration

  • as soon as possible
  • for 3 years

Job profile:

In this position you are expected to write a dissertation in a stimulating environment using the university's infrastructure. You will hold your own lectures, tutor students and participate in administration. 50% of the working time is reserved for the thesis. You are required to hold a degree in teacher education for secondary schools in the field of foreign languages, desirable English, Spanish/Romance Languages. If you have studied English your language level needs to refer to C2 according to the CEFR, if you have studied French, Italian or Spanish the language level needs to match C1 according to the CEFR. Your expertise in German (if not your L1) should be C1. Excellent computer competences and familiarity with research methods in the field of foreign language education are required. It is desirable that your MA thesis covered the topic of language acquisition, eventually from a psycholinguistic perspective. You should have expertise in publishing and conference participation. A PhD proposal (max. 5 pages) is to be included in your application. You need to be able to cooperate, have creative problem solving competence, be able to work in teams and have teaching competence.


We are looking forward to receiving your online application.

The full, legally binding call for application (in German) including the salary be found here:

The University of Innsbruck is committed to raising the quota of female employees and therefore explicitly welcomes applications from qualified women. This applies in particular to scientific positions. In the case of female underrepresentation women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

In accordance with Austrian disability laws qualified people with special requirements are expressly encouraged to apply for jobs. For more information please contact the disabled confidant Dr. Adolf Sandbichler.


What the University of Innsbruck offers:

From a company pension scheme, to flexible working hours and child care facilities the University of Innsbruck offers its employees a wide range of benefits which is being continuously extended.

Along with interesting oppurtunities for the participation in job-related and personal further education courses, and the succesful compatibility of career and family, employees can benefit from a large range of courses offered by the University Sports Institute (USI), the language courses offered by the ISI, the University Library and take advantage of the various canteens offering reasonably priced food.

A summary of the benefits for University employees can be found here: http://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/

Additional comments

The University of Innsbruck as employer

Are you looking for a new challenge? The University of Innsbruck is a place of study, research and employment for more than 31.000 people. As one of the largest employers in Tyrol the University offers a varied and exciting field of activity for its employees from very diverse educational and professional backgrounds. The University explicitly welcomes diversity and is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. It is a certified family-friendly workplace and received the award 'Top workplace 2018' from the Austrian business magazine 'trend'.


At the University of Innsbruck researchers from all over the world come together. Depending on the individual scientific community the language used may be German, English or another (if unanimously decided).

Internal communication is in German. Therefore a basic knowledge of German or the willingness to acquire such knowledge is essential.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Unit for Science Education for Languages
Innrain 52 d

EURAXESS offer ID: 447135
Posting organisation offer ID: SOE-10820


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