Wien (A): University Assistant (post doc)

Universität: University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education and Economy (10213)

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.01.2020 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education and Economy

Reference number: 10213

The team member will work in the research group of Professor Arnd Florack (Applied Social Psychology and Consumer Behavior) at the Faculty of Psychology. The research group focuses on consumer behavior and, in particular, on consumers’ self-regulation, attention, and well-being. The department offers labs with excellent research facilities including mobile and remote eye tracking systems.

Successful candidates should pursue the development of a research profile in the research areas of the research group. Experiences in eye tracking research or research on social cognition, self-regulation and/or well-being is of advantage, but not a necessary precondition.

Duration of employment: 6 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:

  • Participation in research, teaching, and administration of the research group
  • Teaching classes in Social Psychology and Consumer Psychology
  • Supervision of master theses
  • Expected is the goal of a habilitation within the main research areas of the research group
  • Contribution to writing grant proposals


  • Doctoral degree / Phd in Psychology or Marketing
  • Publications in international academic journals in the area of Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology or Marketing
  • Interest in developing a profile in consumer behavior research
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience in programming experiments or eye tracking research is of advantage
  • Good proficiency in English
  • Letter of intent and research interests
  • Academic CV
  • List of publications

Research fields:

Main research fieldSpecial research fieldsImportance
PsychologySocial psychologySHOULD


Educational institutionEducational levelSpecial subjectImportance
UniversitySocial sciencesPsychologyMUST


LanguageLanguage levelImportance
EnglishVery good knowledgeMUST


Type of computer skillsSpecified computer skillsImportance
Basic KnowledgeOthersMUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 15.12.2019, mentioning reference number 10213.

For further information please contact Zonka, Dorothea +43-1-4277-47002, Böck, Christian +43-1-4277-47001, Söllner, Martin +43-1-4277-47351.

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: 10213
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