University Assistant, Universität Wien

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

Universität Wien

Application deadline: 29th March 2016

Identification number of advertisement: 2816

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.

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week

Areas of work

Participation in research, teaching and administration – Contribution to research projects / scientific studies – Contribution to publications / scientific articles – Contribution to organisation of conferences, meetings, symposiums – Project application and (external) fundraising – Preparation/Finalization of a (publishable) dissertation thesis in Numismatics and Monetary history – Teaching assignments are possible according to the extent regulated by the collective agreement – Examination activities – Support of students – Participation in evaluation activities and in quality assurance – Participation in administration of the institute (department).


MA or equivalent 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 are required. Excellent knowledge of German and English, good knowledge of Latin and another ancient or modern language.

Ability to communicate research results to a broader public, capability to work in teams and to organize.

Research fields

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


Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance
University Humanities MUST


Language Language level Importance
German Excellent knowledge MUST
English Excellent knowledge MUST
Latin Good knowledge 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 29.03.2016, mentioning reference number 2816.

For further information please contact Wolters, Reinhard +43-1-4277-40704.

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

Identification number of advertisement: 2816



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