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Project assistants without doctorate

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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is looking for three

Project assistants without doctorate

(30 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 3 years; position to be filled as of October 1st 2019 )

Three project positions are advertised through an initiative of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities for the recruiting of doctoral students. The project assistants will be encouraged to complete a doctoral study with an independent research project (doctoral thesis), that relates to the research field "Antiquity as topic. Phenomena of change in the 18th century".

Your duties

  • Pursuing a doctorate degree at the Faculty of Arts resp. Humanities
  • An intended interdisciplinary collaboration with the consortium responsible for the doctoral program “Collecting, Organizing and Performing. Knowledge cultures in the 18th century"

Your profile

  • Outstanding performance in previous study (pass with distinction or grade point average below 2.0) from History of South-Eastern Europe, History of Science, Art History, Romance Studies or History of Law
  • Evidence of an excellent academic record in the respective discipline
  • Communication and social skills
  • Organizational skills and ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure, flexibility
  • Personal responsibility

Our offer


Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1

Minimum salary

The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 2096.00 gross/month (30 hours/week). This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: April 24th 2019
Reference Number: MB/52/99 ex 2018/19

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.

Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents before the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application submit your application documents incl. CV; Certificate of master´s degree; transcript of records; Statement from the supervisor of the previous study; anonymized research proposal of the dissertation (max. 10 pages, incl. proposed time schedule a bibliography); the research proposal should not contain any information that allows inferences on the gender of the applicant (no picture, no first name, no e-mail-address with first names etc.) before the stated deadline to:


For further information please contact katharina.deman@uni-graz.at.

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Halbärthgasse 88010 Graz
+43 (0)316 380 - 2150
+43 (0)316 380 - 9075

Travel costs

Travel costs that arise in relation with the selection process will not be replaced by the Karl-Franzens University of Graz.

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