Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences!

The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of currently 15 faculties and four centers of the University of Vienna. It engages in both research and teaching, which are considered inseparable constituents of higher education. The Faculty is a place of tertiary and continuing education, giving students the opportunity to specialise in a wide range of disciplines and thematic areas. Engaging in analyses of the structures and problems of contemporary societies is key to research at the Faculty.

The Faculty’s research contributes significantly to finding answers to academic questions of great social relevance, and thus to fulfilling the social function and responsibility of both the University and science in general. To this end, the Faculty engages in well-established intra- and interdisciplinary research areas as well as innovative multidisciplinary research, cooperating across different subjects within the Faculty, as well as with other faculties and international, national and local research institutions. Pursuing critical reflection on the structure and problems of present-day society is among the guiding principles of its research activities.

Students of the Faculty of Social Sciences study in bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes in Political Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Communication, Sociology, which partially are among the largest degree programmes in Europe, as well as in master's programmes in Nursing Science, Gender Studies, Development Studies and Science and Technology Studies.

 

 

Current professorship vacancies

The Faculty of Social Sciences is currently advertising four full-professorships:

University Professor of Computational Communication Science
(full time, permanent position)
Application deadline: 7 January 2019

University Professor of International Development

(full time, permanent position; in case of a first time appointment to a professorship, the appointment may be initially limited – with an extension option)
Application deadline: 7 January 2019

University Professor of Technosciences, Materiality and Digital Cultures
(full time, permanent position)
Application deadline: 7 January 2019

University Professor of Medical Anthropology and Global Health
(full time, permanent position)
Application deadline: 7 January 2019


The Faculty of Social Sciences is currently advertising three tenure track professorships:

Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Sociology with focus on Quantitative Social Science Research Methods
(full-time position)
Application deadline: 7 January 2019

Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Sociology of Social Change
(full-time position)
Application deadline: 7 January 2019

Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Social and Cultural Anthropology with focus on Visual Anthropology
(full-time position)
Application deadline: 7 January 2019


Recent national reforms in higher education funding allow for innovative and strategic initiatives in terms of staff and infrastructure at the University of Vienna. To begin with, the University of Vienna creates 70 new full- and tenure-track-professorships. Most of them can be assigned to five cross-faculty research specialisations. The Faculty of Social Sciences is contributing to "Data Science & Digital Humanities",  "Health & Microbiome" and "Society & Communication".

Events

Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2018 - 09:00

Alterität, Xenophobie und kulturelle Übersetzung

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs

Mittwoch, 09. Januar 2019 - 12:00

2nd CRISPR Lunch with Christiane Druml

Diskussion, Round Table

Donnerstag, 10. Januar 2019 - 18:30

Demokratie – Repräsentation – Geschlecht

Vortrag

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