Friday, June 14, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Female Researchers at the University of Vienna

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Female Researchers at the University of Vienna
The overall goal of the REinforcing Women IREsearch (REWIRE) Programme is to support the careers of excellent postdoctoral female researchers at the University of Vienna.
What we offer:
• A 36-month fellowship in any discipline offered at the University of Vienna, including Physics Education Research (see below)
• A highly competitive programme supporting you in your academic career progression and becoming a mentor for future female researchers
• Working at the largest research and education institution in Austria
• The chance to live in Vienna - the city with the highest quality of life in the world for 10 years in a row!

In addition to your individual research project and customised career development plan, you will be encouraged to:
• Be part of and build upon an enhanced research network
• Participate in non-research oriented training programmes
• Develop transferable skills
• Gain international exposure through publications in high-profile journals
• Participate in international conferences

Applicants must:
• Be female
• Have been awarded their PhD or will have successfully defended their PhD before the start of the fellowship
• Comply with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Mobility Rule (applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Austria for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the relevant call deadline)
• Submit a complete application (in English) before the specific call deadline

Applicants will need to submit a support letter from a hosting mentor as part of their application. A list of participating departments is available on our website. Applicants may also reach out to other potential mentors who fit their research profiles and are employed at the University of Vienna.
Fellows will be employed at the University of Vienna for the duration of the fellowship and be paid a postdoctoral researcher salary in line with Austria’s Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff (salary group B1(b), the current 2018 salary is 3,803.90 EUR (gross), payable 14 times a year).
The first call for applications opens 1st July 2019. Application form and Guide for Applicants will be published on our website. Deadline for applications: 30th September 2019.
The second call for applications is expected to open on 15th February 2020 and close on 15th April 2020.
Applicants can find more information at or on Twitter @rewire_network.

Mentor to contact for questions regarding the fellowship in the field of Physics Education Research:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Hopf
Universität Wien
Österreichisches Kompetenzzentrum für Didaktik der Physik
Porzellangasse 4, Stiege 2
A-1090 Wien

Tel: +43-1-4277-60330

Our research focus:
Physics Education Research
The Austrian Educational Competence Centre Physics was founded in 2007. In a framework of Conceptual Change and Design-Based Research, we develop and assess Teaching-Learning-Sequences for middle and high school physics classrooms. Large projects of the past focused on the 2D-Dynamics-Curriculum.  At the moment we work on students’ learning of radiation. Additionally we have a focus on the development of the PCK of pre-service physics teachers.