University Assistant (Postdoc), University of Vienna, Austria

Postdoc Position 2019 in Austria, University of Vienna

University Assistant (Postdoc): The University of Vienna is seeking a University Assistant (Postdoc) to join the Journalism Studies Center within the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences. The position focuses on developing and implementing research, acquiring third-party funding, and teaching in the field of journalism research.

University Assistant (Postdoc) at the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies

Summary Table

Occupation From01.10.2024
Hourly Rate40.00
Classification KV§48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
Expiry Date30.09.2030
Job ID2541
Application Deadline25.08.2024


University Assistant (Postdoc)

Research Area

Journalism and Communication Studies with specific focus areas including:

  1. Comparative study of journalism cultures
  2. Influence of peripheral actors on journalism
  3. Audience expectations and trust in journalism
  4. Role of emotions in journalism
  5. Diversity, activism, and interventionism in journalism
  6. Subfields such as lifestyle journalism, indigenous journalism, constructive journalism, and others


Journalism Studies Center, Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna


  • Completed doctoral/PhD studies in journalism, media, or communication sciences
  • Expertise in journalism research
  • Excellent track record of international publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
  • Proficiency in analytical software tools (e.g., SPSS, R, MaxQDA, N-Vivo)
  • Experience in research management and leading project staff
  • University teaching experience and good didactic skills
  • Excellent English skills (C1 level)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and strong social/communication skills

Job Description

  • Develop an independent research profile in journalism research
  • Participate in research projects and scientific studies
  • Publish in renowned international journals and present at conferences
  • Acquire third-party funding
  • Independently conduct courses in journalism research
  • Supervise students and participate in examinations
  • Engage in evaluation measures and quality assurance
  • Undertake administrative tasks in research, teaching, and administration
  • Collaborate with colleagues at the Journalism Studies Center

What We Offer

  • Work-life balance: Flexible working hours and remote work options
  • Inspiring working atmosphere: Part of an international team with excellent research infrastructure
  • Good public transport connections: Easily accessible workplace
  • Internal training and coaching: Opportunities for skill enhancement
  • Fixed-term contract and fair salary: EUR 4,752.30 monthly (14 times annually) for 6 years, with potential increases based on experience
  • Equal opportunities: Commitment to diversity, equality, and the advancement of women

How to Apply

Submit the following documents through our job portal:

  • Academic CV
  • Motivation letter (max. 3 pages) describing current and future research interests
  • List of publications
  • Electronic copy of your dissertation
  • Contact details of two references

For content-related questions, please contact: Volker Hanusch

Last Date for Application




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