The University of Graz is looking for
One student research assistant in Philosophy (Theories of Justice and Ethics) in the Research Project “Historical Injustice - The Consequences to Justice of Changed Circumstances”
(5 or 10 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of one year; position to be filled preferably starting October 1st 2019 in Graz, Austria)
The project (funded by the Austrian Science Foundation) investigates the normative consequences of past injustices. The project’s main question is: Should justice have a forward-looking orientation, backward-looking orientation, or something in between, and what are reasons to re-evaluate the orientation with respect to how we ought to respond to the consequences of historical injustices? The project aims to develop an integrated approach that would include prospective distributive elements (the focus on the needs of present day individuals), historical entitlement elements (the validity of past claims and their presumed continuation), and structural injustice elements (such as how social structures might disadvantage certain groups beyond distributive injustices).
The student research assistant will support the praedocs, postdoc, and project leader by researching literature, compiling a database of works on historical injustice and empirical research findings on the cases, formatting papers for publication and the planned edited volume(s) and/or special issue(s), organizing the international workshop and conference, maintaining the internet platform of the project, and, continually documenting the work done by team members on the public project website.
Applicants must be enrolled in a philosophy, history, law, cultural anthropology, Jewish studies or social science study programme (at the level of BA or preferably MA or equivalent) at the University of Graz. Good knowledge in English (at the level C1 or higher) is expected.
The applications have to contain the following documents in pdf format:
- a letter of motivation
- an abstract in English of the BA or master thesis in preparation
- a Curriculum Vitae including information on previous work experience, evidence for knowledge in English
- transcript of records
- Applicants may also submit up to two references.
The selection procedure will commence immediately after the application deadline, with interviews to be expected in August. All communication, including interviews, will be conducted in English. For further information, please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lukas H. Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
These are part-time positions with a monthly gross salary of € 500,40 (for 10 hours a week) and € 250,20 (for 5 hours a week) according to the classification scheme of the University Collective Agreement.
We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and 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.
Application Deadline: July 27th 2019
The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply. If you are interested, please submit your application documents as pdf files within the stated deadline per email to: