Scientific Staff (post doc) at the Department of Musicology (Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology)

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.06.2019 of a

Scientific Staff (post doc)
at the Department of Musicology (Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology)
to 28.02.2020.;jsessionid=985154FFB773943431D4DA1BFC491C99?_flowExecutionKey=_cB182065C-66A0-52C8-92BC-44CF1C05F8B2_k3F68112E-8CB8-03EB-72A9-1F9B627F4EC5&tid=72915.28&_language=en

Reference number: 9594

The Institute of Musicology at the University of Vienna ranks among the largest musicological institutes in the German-speaking world. We offer a productive research climate and a stimulating working atmosphere, with excellent possibilities for continuing education.

The position is vacant for the period of absence of a member of staff.

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Your responsibilities include participation in administrative tasks, in publications and in international conferences and interdisciplinary projects, as well as independent research activities. Furthermore: Participation in research, teaching and administration – (International) publishing and presentation activities – Holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement – Examination activities – Support of students – Participation in administration of the institute /department

PhD in the field of Ethnomusicology- Excellent Knowledge of principles of teaching- High command of written and oral language- Foreign languages – Ability to work in teams.
Experience in fieldwork
Regional focus: Africa or Asia

Experience in third-party fund raising, experience in international science management, interest in interdisciplinary research

Application documents
– Letter of motivation – Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given) – Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable) – Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

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Excellent knowledge



Very good knowledge




Type of computer skills

Specified computer skills 


Basic Knowledge

MS Office


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 14.05.2019, mentioning reference number 9594.

For further information please contact Schmidhofer, August +43-1-4277-44255, Reuter, Christoph +43-1-4277-44280, Ladislav, Sabine +43-1-4277-44266, Mendivil Trelles, Julio César +43-1-4277-44231.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 9594


Société française d'ethnomusicologie