Three year PraeDoc at the University of Vienna

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Dr. Dylan Trigg, FWF Senior Researcher, is advertising a job with the research project in “A Phenomenological Study of Nostalgia”.

Three year PraeDoc at the University of Vienna
Duration of employment: 3 years
Extent of Employment: 30.0 hours/week

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 14 January 2021
Start date is from 1 March, 2021 until 1 May, 2021

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description: Participation in research and administration in the research project “A Phenomenological Study of Nostalgia” (FWF Project P33428, led by Dr. Dylan Trigg). The aim of the project is to investigate the nature of nostalgia using a methodology, which combines a first-person phenomenological perspective with a focus on how nostalgia has been shaped historically. Over the last two decades, research on nostalgia has flourished from across several disciplines. Despite its ubiquitous presence, nostalgia is poorly understood. The project’s core claim is that to understand nostalgia we need to (i) conduct a phenomenological analysis of the first-person experience of nostalgia in order to clarify the salient structures of the emotion, and, (ii) grasp how the contemporary idea of nostalgia has been shaped historically.

> It is expected that the successful candidate will conduct a phenomenological analysis of shifting conceptual understandings of nostalgia; critically investigate the temporal structure of nostalgia; and explore aesthetic representations of nostalgia from a phenomenological perspective.
> The writing and completion of a doctoral dissertation in the research field is desirable.
> Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations pertaining to the project.
> Involvement in the organization of meetings, conferences, symposiums related to the research project.
> Involvement in the project administration

> Successfully completed diploma, master’s, magister in Philosophy.
> High-level ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
> Excellent command of written and spoken English
> IT user skills
> Ability to work in a team

Desirable qualifications are:
> Knowledge of university processes and structures
> Experience abroad
> German
> Basic experience in research methods and academic writing

Application documents:
(Please submit the application documents in English)
> Letter of motivation including an explanation if applicant plans to write a doctoral thesis.
> Academic curriculum vitae
> A writing sample (5000 words max)
> Short (doctoral) project proposal (2-4 pages)
> Degree certificates
> Two letters of recommendation, to be sent by the referees directly to [email protected] (Reference number: 11544)

Please send any questions regarding the application to Dr. Dylan Trigg by e-mail ([email protected]) by 14.01.2021.

Applications including a letter of motivation should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( mentioning reference number 11544.