[Corpora-List] Professorship Digital Editing, University of Vienna

Benjamin Roth benjamin.roth at univie.ac.at
Wed Apr 13 10:20:04 CEST 2022

At the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna the position of a

University Professor of Digital Editing

(full time, permanent position) is to be filled.

The professorship is to develop innovative and sustainable concepts for the digital edition and visualization of philological data on the basis of a philological degree and to lead and accompany projects in the field of digital edition, whereby experience in the acquisition and implementation of relevant third-party funded projects is a prerequisite. In doing so, recent debates in edition philology and current technical developments are to be related to each other. Work on the interdisciplinary reuse of data as well as standard-building in the field of digital editions is expected.

The professorship is part of the focus Digital Humanities at the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, it is expected to cooperate with existing positions and linguistic, literary and cultural studies groups and projects of this focus and to actively participate in the Master's program 'Digital Humanities'.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

· Doctoral degree/PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution

· Habilitation (venia docendi) in a subject field relevant to this position or an internationally accepted equivalent qualification is


· Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation

· Experience in designing, procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research


· Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in

all phases of their studies (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young

academic colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

We offer:

· a negotiable and attractive salary (classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff, allocation

to job group A1; section 98 of the Universities Act 2002); the salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the

previous career development and the current income situation

· in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension fund to its employees

· a “start-up package”, in particular for the initiation of research projects

· a dynamic research location with well-established research funding provisions

· attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life

· comprehensive advice and support in relation to finding an accommodation, change of schools and dual career

· a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions

The University of Vienna pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at). The University puts special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Application documents:

· Application letter, including a brief description of:

· current research interests and research plans for the immediate future

· current and planned foci in academic teaching and the supervision of young researchers

· Academic curriculum vitae,

including information about “esteem factors” (e.g. experience as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme


· List of publications, including:

· specification of five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised professorship

· provision of an Internet link for download or electronic submission of PDF versions of these five publications

· information about citations and impact factors, depending on the common practice in the relevant research area

· List of talks given,

including information about invited keynote lectures at international conferences

· Third-party funds

list of acquired third-party funds (subject, duration, origin, volume) as well as, if applicable, of inventions/patents

· Overview of previous academic teaching and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses

· Teaching evaluations (if available)

· Copies of documents and certificates

Applications in German or English should be submitted, preferably in electronic form, to the Dean of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna, Univ. Prof. Dr. Melanie Malzahn, Universitätsring 1, A-1010 Wien, Österreich (dekanat-pkw at univie.ac.at).

Reference no.: 141-2021

The application deadline is 26 April 2022.


-- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Benjamin Roth Digitale Textwissenschaften Universität Wien Kolingasse 14 Raum 5.17 1090 Wien email: benjamin.roth at univie.ac.at tel: +43 14277 79513 video call: https://univienna.zoom.us/j/93796507934?pwd=VFg5dW9JbStPUml6WFVtOWJXV3phQT09 web: https://dm.cs.univie.ac.at/team/person/112089/

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