Funded by the Republic of Austria and the City of Vienna, the VWI is committed to the legacy of Simon Wiesenthal, including the maintenance of his archive. It is dedicated to research, documentation, and dissemination of all questions relating to antisemitism, National Socialism, racism, and the Holocaust, including their prehistory and aftermath. The VWI’s archive and library are open to the public.
- Running the institute in close cooperation with the executive board of the VWI, including overall responsibility for scholarly, organisational, staffing, business, and financial issues.
- Further development of the institute as an internationally renowned centre of excellence focussing on Holocaust and genocide research as well as Nazi persecution of other victim groups.
- Scholarly management of the institute and conception and acquisition of scholarly projects on national, transnational, and international levels.
- Further development, conception, and implementation of the scholarly programme, the existing fellowship programme, and the events programme, and development of new, innovative event formats.
- Close cooperation with the International Academic Advisory Board in all scholarly questions with due consideration to the recommendations of the Board.
- Readiness to show an active and effective public presence in the fields relating to the work of the VWI.
- International experience in research, academic teaching, and dissemination in the field of Holocaust research.
- Conceptual and innovative realisation of research agendas as well as their implementation in the institute’s ongoing activities.
- Experience in the elaboration and execution of international research projects, in the dissemination of research findings, and in the use of media.
- Experience in the management of a scholarly and/or academic institution.
- Leadership skills, team skills, social skills, and strong communication skills.
- Command over written and spoken German and English; further foreign language skills desirable.
- Doctorate required, preferably in history, cultural studies, or social sciences.
- Female applicants will be given priority if equally qualified.
The duration of employment will be limited to five years full-time, after which the contract may be extended indefinitely. The salary is oriented towards the collective wage agreement of university employees in its current form dating from 1.10.2009 (§ 49. Gehaltsschema für das wissenschaftliche und künstlerische Universitätspersonal, Gehaltsgruppe A1).
Please send your application including your CV, list of publications, five selected publications relevant to this call, teaching evaluations if applicable, and other relevant documents in digital form by 31.08.2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org.