The University of Vienna

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 174 fields of study, approx. 9.500 members of staff, more than 94.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.10.2017 of a

University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Numismatics and Monetary History

Reference number: 7688

The Vienna Institute for Numismatics and Monetary History is the only autonomous department of its kind in Europe and the only place to study all kinds of Numismatics from its beginnings until today.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

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:

Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves

– Developing and strengthening the independent research profile

– Involvement in research projects / research studies

– International publications and presentations

– Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding

– Preparing / writing a (publication-ready) habilitation thesis

– Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement

– Supervision of students

– Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

– Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance


Doctoral degree/PhD degree in Numismatic studies or a comparable field of study (History, Archeology, History of Art etc. ) with pronounced focus on Numismatics documenting scholarly excellence. Good knowledge in Ancient, Medieval or Modern Numismatics and Monetary History and numismatic interests for the other historical periods. Didactic competence and team-oriented working. Capacity and willingness to develop Numismatics in resarch and teaching as a part of the Digital Humanities.

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have

– Teaching experience

– Experience of working on research projects

– Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media

– International presentation experience

Desirable qualifications are

– Knowledge of university processes and structures

– Experience abroad

– Experience of supervising students

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)

Research fields:

Main research field Special research fields Importance
History, Archaeology Numismatics MUST

 Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 02.08.2017, mentioning reference number 7688.

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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: 7688