Postdoctoral Fellows in International Studies – History, Law or Political Science


The Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatische Akademie Wien) is proposing the appointment of two Postdoctoral Fellows in International Studies for two years, from 23 September 2021. Geared towards promoting the professional development of the appointee, he/she will focus on his/her own research and do a limited amount of graduate teaching.

The successful candidates must hold – or have evidence of the imminent completion of – a doctorate in History, Law or Political Science. One successful candidate will have expertise in European Studies, preferably with a background in Political Science. Our School interprets International Studies broadly. Applications from all disciplines mentioned above are welcome.

A record of research achievement at the international level, a strong agenda for future research and previous teaching experience – preferably at graduate level – are essential.

The Vienna School of International Studies is a professional school, specialised in the interdisciplinary training of graduate students, and an associate member of APSIA. The presence of international organizations in Vienna makes for excellent research opportunities, in particular for research dealing with diplomacy, governance and multilateralism broadly defined.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 31 January 2021, midnight.

Depending on seniority and experience, the postdoctoral fellow will be offered a yearly salary (before taxes and social security contribution) between EUR 36,000 and 40,000.

Please apply online at Your curriculum vitae, your research agenda (5-10 pages), and teaching documentation (e.g. syllabi of courses taught, student evaluations, statement on teaching philosophy, etc) may be sent to us by e-mail ( or mail (Genny Chiarandon, Vienna School of International Studies, Favoritenstrasse 15a, 1040 Vienna, Austria). Please also make sure that we receive three letters of recommendation (e-mailed directly by your referees/dossier service, or mailed in a sealed envelope).

For further details, please contact Genny Chiarandon (see above address).