The Institute for Egyptology at the University of Vienna has issued the following announcement:

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 179 fields of study, approx. 10.000 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.05.2022 of a University Assistant (post doc)
at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies to 30.04.2026.

The Institute for Egyptology at the University of Vienna comprises a dynamic team of international researchers and is actively involved in numerous archaeological research projects in Egypt. In particular, the Institute is conducting excavations in the Late Period necropolis of el-Sheikh Fadl in Middle Egypt ( We are looking for a Post-Doc. University research assistant with a doctorate in Egyptology (focus on archaeology) in hand and solid field experience in archaeological excavations. The successful applicant will be actively involved in the fieldwork work and support the project’s director, Prof. Dr. E. Christiana Köhler, in research as well as with teaching Egyptology classes at the University of Vienna.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Your responsibilities involve the preparation and operation of excavations in Egypt, supervision of students and staff, post-excavation analysis, writing of reports, database maintenance and publication of research results. In addition, you will contribute to the teaching of university classes and the promotion of the institute’s interests.

Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves:

– Developing and strengthening the independent research profile

– International publications and presentations

– Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement

– Supervision of students

– Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance

– Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

Please submit your application (including a motivational letter, CV and two names of academics who may be available for letters of reference to our Job Center (

– Doctorate in Egyptology with a focus on archaeology in hand – solid archaeological fieldwork experience in Egypt – high proficiency in German, English and some Arabic – experience in acquiring external funding – publications in peer-review media – papers presented at international conferences

– very high ability to work in a team – ability to sustain work pressures – very good communication skills

Research fields:

Main research field: Other Humanities

Special research fields: Cultural history

Importance: SHOULD


Educational institution: University

Educational level: Humanities

Special subject: Historical Sciences

Importance: MUST


Language/level/importance: German/Very good knowledge/MUST,

English/ Excellent knowledge/MUST


Type of computer skills/ Specified computer skills/Importance:  Database knowledge/Administration/MUST, Basic Knowledge/Others/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 15.02.2022, mentioning reference number 12730.

For further information please contact Köhler, E. Christiana +43-1-4277-43103.

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
Reference number: 12730
E-Mail: [email protected]