University of Vienna

At the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna the position of a Tenure-Track Professorship
for the field of Social and Cultural Anthropology with focus on Visual Anthropology (full-time position) is to be filled.

We are looking for applicants from Social and Cultural Anthropology, who understand the field of Visual Anthropology broadly. This comprises the realm of ethnographic film and of visual methods within our discipline, as well as theoretical approaches. This can also include perspectives on the anthropology of art.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution; as a general rule, applicants who have completed a doctoral programme at the University of Vienna, must have gained research experience outside the University of Vienna for at least two years
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups, willingness to acquire third-party funding
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept. Candidates are expected to be willing to teach students at all levels (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote junior colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees.

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