Funding/Jul 26, 2016

University Assistant (pre doc), University of Vienna

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Digital Humanities is a newly-established professorship within the Department of History at the University of Vienna, with strong links to the ongoing activities of the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH) based at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). The Digital Humanities research program on the ways in which digital tools and methods can be used to support and advance a better understanding of history. One of our current focuses is on digital prosopography – how to represent and model information about historical people, and their participation in events, in a way that lends itself to computational analysis. As a pre-doctoral University Assistant you will have the chance to work in a cutting-edge and dynamic environment, breaking new ground in humanities methodology and historical research.

Job Description
Participation in research, teaching and administration; completion of a PhD thesis relevant to the Digital Humanities program in Vienna; (inter)national publishing and presentation activities; contribution to organization of conferences, meetings, and other external activities; teaching for the Digital Humanities program in accordance with the pertinent stipulations of the wage agreement; student support and examination activities.

Candidate Profile

  • Outstanding MA in a field relevant to history or digital humanities.
  • Facility with computer technologies, including experience with a programming language; excellent spoken and written English and/or German; ability to work well in a group. Prior teaching experience is not required, but is an advantage.

Reference number: 6770