University Assistant Postdoc at the Department of Communication

University Assistant Postdoc at the Department of Communication

  • Wien
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The University of Vienna is a cosmopolitan hub for  more than 10,000 employees, of whom around 7,500 work in research and teaching. They want to do research and teach at a place that suits their ideas and work together towards answering the big questions of the future. You also appreciate the exchange between disciplines, cultures and generations? We are looking for an ...

University Assistant Postdoc at the Department of Communication 

49 Faculty of Social Sciences 

Job vacancy starting: 08/01/2024  | Working hours: 40,00  | Classification CBA: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) 

Limited contract until: 07/31/2030

Job ID: 2490

Among the many reasons to research and teach at the University of Vienna there is one in particular, which has convinced around 7,500 academic staff members so far. They see themselves as personalities who need space for continuous striving for top international research and scientific excellence. At the same time they enjoy support and liberties that are not a given at other institutions.

Your personal sphere of play

The Department of Communication, a subunit of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna is one of the largest and strongest research-oriented departments for communication science worldwide. The advertised position is situated within the Advertising & Media Psychology Research Group, led by Professor Jörg Matthes. The Advertising & Media Psychology Research Group deals with the impact of modern media environments on people's thinking, behavior, and opinions, using both quantitative as well as qualitative methods to conduct their research.

The position is advertised to the extent of 40 hours/week (100%) for a period of six years, with the position ideally to be filled by August 1, 2024.

Your future tasks

Active participation in research, teaching & administration, which means:

  • You build up your research profile and proactively integrate in the research group.
  • You publish in internationally, high-ranking journals.
  • You present your research at national and international conferences, meetings, and symposia.
  • You actively engage in applying for third-party funded projects.
  • You hold courses independently within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • You supervise students and participate in examination activities within the Bachelor and Master programs Journalism and Communication Studies.
  • You participate in evaluation measures and quality assurance.

This is part of your personality

  • You have obtained a completed doctoral/PhD degree in Communication Science or a related discipline.
  • You have competence in advertising research and/or strategic political communication and persuasion research.
  • You have in-depth knowledge of methods of empirical social research, especially quantitative methods and statistical data analysis.
  • You have experience in research-oriented university teaching.
  • You have experience dealing with research projects and applying for third-party funds.
  • Your aim is to publish your research in internationally, high-ranking journals and present the findings at national and international conferences.
  • You have experience in organizing scientific conferences and events.
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written German and English
  • Ability to work in teams and distinct organizational skills

What we offer

  • Work-life balance
    We offer the opportunity to work remote upon agreement (maximum of 50% of working time).
  • Inspiring working atmosphere
    An internationally-oriented team and department with outstanding research infrastructure and comfortable working environment.
  • Appreciative team culture
    As a team, we regularly meet for exchange during team meetings and a range of team activities (team lunch, team retreat, Christmas party, etc.).
  • Excellent public transport connections
    We offer an attractive workplace in the heart of Vienna which is easily accessible by public transport.
  • Internal further training & coaching
    The University of Vienna offers a wide range of opportunities for internal training as well as enhancement of personal skills.

Fixed-term contract and fair salary: The basic monthly gross salary for this advertised position currently (2024) is € 4.752,30 and will be paid 14 times a year for a period of six years (i.e., the duration of the contract). The basic salary increases if we can credit prior professional experience.

It is that easy to apply

  • With a letter of intent
  • With your scientific résumé
  • With your list of publications and a list of your presentations
  • Please state names and contact details of two referees we could contact
  • Via our job portal / apply now – button

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Jörg Matthes  


We look forward to new personalities in our team! 
The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

University of Vienna. Space for personalities. Since 1365.

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​Application deadline: 06/27/2024

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