Job Opportunity: Research Associate at DARIAH’s Coordinating Institution in Austria

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Job Opportunity: Research Associate at DARIAH’s Coordinating Institution in Austria

DARIAH’s Coordinating Institution in Austria, the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, is currently looking for a research associate. For more details on this job opportunity see the information below, or visit the website of the research centre:

Open Positions

The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the Austrian Academy of Sciences offers the following new position:

Research Associate (f/m, full time), deadline: 15.07.2016

Department “Variation und Wandel des Deutschen in Österreich (VWDiÖ)”

Your tasks

  • assistance in the central research areas of the research department “Variation and Change of German in Austria”
  • editorial management of the working group “Dictionary of Bavarian Dialects in Austria” (WBÖ)
    (including the text-technological reconceptualisation of the dictionary)
  • coordination, organisation and communication tasks within the research department
    (consisting of postdocs, predocs, non-scientific personnel, student employees)
    as well as in cooperation with other working groups at the ACDH
  • organisation of project meetings (of different constellations and sizes), conventions, conferences and symposia
  • acquisition of third-party funding (independently and as part of the team)
  • obtaining an additional scientific qualification (habilitation or other equivalent postdoctoral qualification)

Your profile

  • doctoral degree with excellent marks in the subject of German philology /
    German studies with a main focus on German linguistics
  • Research focus in one or more of the following areas
    (verifiable through dissertation, project experience, final paper for a degree, publications, etc.):
    variation linguistics, dialectology, lexicography, corpus linguistics
  • actual or planned research project with great scientific relevance and innovation
    within the field of variation linguistics as well as relevant to the research department
  • openness to the newest developments in the field of digital humanities
  • very good knowledge of German, very good knowledge of English

Desired additional qualifications:

  • experience in the conception and execution of research projects and/or leading project tasks is of an advantage
  • experience in the area of text technology (digital humanities) is of an advantage
    (especially in the area of scientific data management, web technologies, visualisation of linguistic data)
  • Research focus on (east) Upper German is of an advantage

Personal requirements

Leadership and management skills, teamwork, integration capacity, independence, reliability, ability to work under pressure, flexibility
Application documents

  • CV
  • letter of motivation including career plan
  • documentation of academic success (transcripts)
  • publication list as well as the three most important publications
    (including a description of their relevance for the further development of German linguistics)
  • a short description of research projects carried out to date
  • a short description of research projects and/or research focuses planned for work carried out within the research department
  • three possible references (letters of reference)
  • where appropriate a letter of recommendation


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexandra N. Lenz
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH)
Sonnenfelsgasse 19
A-1010 Vienna

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