University Assistant at the Centre for Southeast European Studies

Deadline: 28 June 2017
Open to: students with a masters degree in the humanities or social sciences
Benefits: salary of 1,365.50 EUR gross/month


The Centre for Southeast European Studies is looking for an University Assistant without doctorate (20 hours a week; employment from 15 September 15, 2017 until August 31, 2019).

Your duties:

  • Contribution to collaborative, third-party research (application, project management and realisation);
  • Independent research, particularly for a PhD research project;
  • Teaching and teaching support;
  • Student supervision;
  • Administrative support.


The applicants need to have:

  • Masters degree in the humanities or social sciences;
  • Background in cultural studies, anthropology, comparative politics and international relations, contemporary history, Islamic and Oriental Studies or in Middle Eastern Studies;
  • Area studies knowledge of Turkey or another country in Southeast Europe;
  • Experience in comparative scholarly research (a background in quantitative methodologies is welcome, willingness to work with qualitative methods is required);
  • Very good command of English, knowledge of Turkish or of a southeast European language;
  • Innovative thinking and commitment to independent academic work;
  • Openness towards new research questions and methods;
  • Excellent communications– and management skills;
  • Outstanding social skills and teamwork abilities.


The assistant will be compensated according to the salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1. The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 1,365.50 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect:

  • Enjoyable work climate;
  • Flexible work hours;
  • Numerous possibilities for further education and personal development.

Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

How to apply?

In order to apply please submit the following application documents:

  • Statement of motivation (1 page);
  • A proposal for a PhD project (2 pages);
  • A short narrative CV (1 page), a full CV (3 pages);
  • Contact details of two referees, who are ready to swiftly submit a reference letter.

Please submit your file to:
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Personal resort
Universitätsplatz 3
8010 Graz

For further information please contact Univ.Prof. Dr. Kerem Öktem at, or visit the official website.

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