scientific staff position at the Department of Prehistory

    28/02/2019 16:00 - Europe/Athens
    Not funded by an EU programme
    Austria, Vienna
    Natural History Museum Vienna
    Department of Prehistory

Announcement of a scientific staff position at the Department of Prehistory, Natural History Museum Vienna

This position comprises the scientific management/curatorship of the early history parts of the archeological collection, at the Natural History Museum Vienna.


• doctoral degree (PhD) in relevant area of Prehistoric and Historical Archeology (especiallyregarding the period from the Roman Imperium to the Middle Ages);

• experience in prehistoric and historical archaeology research, including experimental archeology;

• scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals, in the relevant fields of prehistoricand historical archaeology; and documentation of research activities (in relevant projects);

• knowledge of classical and modern (analytical) methods in the field;

• curatorial experience concerning relevant scientific archeologic collections;

• willingness to participate/support didactic projects and exhibitions;

• excellent knowledge of German language, very good knowledge of English, both in reading,writing, and speaking;

• ability to work in a team

Experiences and skills relevant for the position

• Successful acquisition and leadership of externally funded relevant research projects, andexpertise in the history and archeology of the countries of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire;

• Experience in communication of scientific topics to the scientific community and to thepublic/media

• good IT (computing) knowledge, including experience with databases;



• planning and realization of research projects in prehistoric and historical archeology;

• raising external funding for such research projects;

• presentation of research at international congresses and workshops;

• publication of results in international scientific journals;


• curating the relevant collections of the Natural History Museum, including management,administration and updating of the collection;

• international curatorial cooperation;

• improvement of the database;


Education and Public Relations

• support of the educational role of the museum (exhibitions, popular science publications,presentations, guided tours; answering relevant requests of students and laypersons) incollaboration with the Department of Exhibition and Education of the NHM;

• cooperation with media and institutions of education (publications, presentations, interviews,advice and projects) in consultation with the Department of Communication and Media of theNHM.


According to the FWF standard personnel costs and salaries (postdoc): https://www.fwf.ac.at/fileadmin/files/Dokumente/Personalkostensaetze/per...

Applications must include

• CV (including publication list, separated in international peer-reviewed scientific papers and otherpublications) plus

• letter of application and motivation, specifying qualifications according to the announcement;

• name and address of at least two (independent) colleagues who can, upon request, preparereference letters.Applications via postal mail or e-mail (preferably in German, English is accepted, but see the requirement of demonstrated excellent knowledge of German; in the form of a single PDF document) must be received no later than February 28, 2019 at the general director's office of the Natural History Museum Vienna; Burgring 7; 1010 Wien; generaldirektion@nhm-wien.ac.at