Via Johannes Preiser-Kapeller:


The ERC Grant project „Connected Clerics“ at the Institut for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is hiring:


PostDoc Researcher (f/m; 75%) (deadline: 31/12/2017)



The Institute of Medieval History, Austrian Academy of Science (Vienna), is recruiting a post-doctoral researcher for a position within the ERC-Starting Grant project ‘Connected Clerics. Building a Universal Church in the Late Antique West (380-604 CE)’ (CONNEC). This project analyses the construction of the late antique Western Church using social network analysis and new institutional theory. CONNEC’s multidisciplinary team comprises two post-doctoral researchers, two PhD Students, one software developer, and the Principal Investigator, David Natal (



The successful candidate will receive training targeting specialist skills in network analysis and new institutional theory, although some previous experience with databases and network software is highly desirable. The postdoctoral researcher will also be encouraged to participate in CONNEC’s scientific meetings and collective publications.



Salary: €48.502,- per year before taxes (plus standard yearly increase). This is a 75% part-time position for 2.5 years, starting on February 2018. An allowance of € 2.000,- per year is available for additional training, travel, and conference fees.


Selection process

Applicants should send the following documents to before the 31st December 2017.

1. A letter of Application.

2. A copy of the PhD Certificate.

3. A CV and list of publications.

4. Names and contact details of two referees.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview.

Interested applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries about the post to Dr. David Natal.


Additional comments

The Austrian Academy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender identity, religion, or disability status.