Klagenfurt (A): Senior Scientist

Universität: Senior Scientist (all genders welcome) at Digital Age Research Center (D!ARC) (431/22)

Senior Scientist (all genders welcome)

  • Digital Age Research Center (D!ARC)
  • Scientific Staff | Full time
  • Application deadline: 12 October 2022
  • Reference code: 431/22

The University of Klagenfurt, with approximately 1,500 employees and over 12,000 students, is located in the Alps-Adriatic region and consistently achieves excellent placements in rankings. The motto “per aspera ad astra” underscores our firm commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all activities in research, teaching and university management. The principles of equality, diversity, health, sustainability and compatibility of work and family life serve as the foundation for our work at the university.

The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce the following open position at the Digital Age Research Center (D!ARC), employment to commence as soon as possible:

Senior Scientist (all genders welcome)

  • Level of employment: 100 %
  • Minimum salary: € 56,861.-- per annum (gross); classification according to collective agreement: B1 lit.b
  • Limited to: 31 January 2026
  • Application deadline: 12 October 2022
  • Reference code: 431/22

Area of responsibility

  • Connecting different actors and groups at the University of Klagenfurt to foster interdisciplinary research on the topics of Humans in the Digital Age
  • Planning and promoting events and other innovative formats to initiate networking across research fields
  • Communication with cooperation partners and development and maintenance of the network
  • Initiating applications for third-party funding, especially from European funding programmes
  • Coordination and management of resulting research activities
  • Support for communicating research activities
  • Participation in organisational tasks concerning the establishment of the new center D!ARC
  • Independent research and participation in teaching within the context of D!ARC
  • Publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals and talks at international conferences


  • PhD degree completed at a domestic or foreign higher education institution with above average results on Humans in the Digital Age from Science and Technology Studies, Digital Humanities, Human-Computer-Interaction, or related subjects
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills
  • Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration and networking, especially of combining the social sciences and computer sciences
  • Project experience, also for European third-party funded projects
  • Very good command of English (at least C1 in CEFR)

Desired skills

  • High-quality, peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience in the acquisition of third-party funding
  • Experience in working in cross-disciplinary environments
  • Experience in communicating and promoting research activities, including diverse Social Media channels

Additional information

Our offer:

The employment contract is concluded with a starting salary of € 4,061.50 gross per month (14 times a year; previous experience deemed relevant to the job can be recognised in accordance with the collective agreement).

The University of Klagenfurt also offers:

  • Personal and professional advanced training courses, management and career coaching including bespoke training for women in science
  • Numerous attractive additional benefits, see also jobs.aau.at/en/the-university-as-employer/
  • Diversity- and family-friendly university culture
  • The opportunity to live and work in the attractive Alps-Adriatic region with a wide range of leisure activities in the spheres of culture, nature and sports

The application:

If you are interested in this position, please apply in English providing the following documents:

  • Letter of application (motivation letter)
  • Curriculum vitae including publication and teaching record
  • Two selected publications in pdf or word-form
  • Certificates/Transcripts that can prove that you meet the requirements

To apply, please select the position with the reference code 431/22 in the category “Scientific Staff” using the link “Apply for this position”.

Candidates must furnish proof that they meet the required qualifications by 12 October 2022 at the latest.

The University of Klagenfurt is aware of its social responsibility even in times of COVID-19. This is reflected by the high proportion of fully immunised persons among students and employees. For this reason, a continued willingness to be vaccinated in connection with COVID-19 is expected upon entering into university employment.

For further information on this specific vacancy please contact: Prof. Dr. Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda (katharina.kinder-kurlanda(at)aau.at). General information for applicants is available at www.aau.at/en/jobs/information.

At the University of Klagenfurt, recruitment and staff matters are accompanied not only by the authority responsible for the recruitment procedure but also by the Equal Opportunities Working Group and, if necessary, by the Representative for Disabled Persons.

The University of Klagenfurt aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore specifically invites qualified women to apply for the position. Where the qualification is equivalent, women will be given preferential consideration.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases, who fulfil the requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded.

Translations into other languages serve informational purposes only. Solely the version advertised in the University Bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt) shall be legally binding.

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