PreDoc Scientist in Health Psychology
University of Klagenfurt Department of Psychology

Scientific Staff  | Part time
Application deadline:  7 June 2023
Reference code: 52/23


The University of Klagenfurt, with approximately 1,500 employees and over 12,000 students, is located in the Alps-Adriatic region and consistently achieves excellent placements in rankings. The motto “per aspera ad astra” underscores our firm commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all activities in research, teaching and university management. The principles of equality, diversity, health, sustainability and compatibility of work and family life serve as the foundation for our work at the university.

The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce the following open position at the Department of Psychology, Health Psychology Unit at the Faculty of Social Sciences with an expected starting as soon as possible:

PreDoc Scientist  (in German: Universitätsassistent:in)  (all genders welcome)

Level of employment: 75 % (30 hours/week)

Minimum salary: € 34,412.00 per annum (gross), classification according to collective agreement: B1

Limited to: 4 years

Application deadline: by the 7th of June 2023

Reference code: 52/23

Area of responsibility

  • Conducting scientific research and activities required for the fulfilment of a doctoral degree in psychology
  • Teaching basic and special courses in the Bachelor's and Master's programs in psychology
  • Participation in the administrative and organizational responsibilities of the department


  • Master’s or Diploma degree in the area of psychological science at a domestic or foreign higher education institution
  • Research interest in the area of family health psychology, public health and/or behavioral interventions
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English language skills

Proof of fulfilment of the required qualifications is to be provided together with the application documents by the 15th of June 2023 at the latest.

Desired skills

  • A research record, documented by international peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations
  • Excellent German language skills
  • Expertise in quantitative research methods
  • Experience in university teaching in the areas relevant to the position

Additional information

Our offer:

Your employment contract is with a minimum gross salary of € 2,458.00 per month (14 times per year; previous experience deemed relevant to the job can be recognized in accordance with the collective agreement).

The University of Klagenfurt also offers:

  • Personal and professional advanced training courses, management and career coaching
  • Numerous attractive additional benefits, see also
  • Diversity- and family-friendly university culture
  • The opportunity to live and work in the attractive Alps-Adriatic region with a wide range of leisure activities in the spheres of culture, nature and sports

The application:

If you are interested in this position, please apply in German or English providing the usual documents:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae including publication and lecture lists as well as details and an explanation of research and teaching activities (please do not include a photo)
  • Proof of all completed higher education programs (certificates, supplements, if applicable)
  • Please provide three references (contact details of persons who the university may contact by telephone for information purposes)

The position aims at the advanced professional and scientific training of graduates of a Master’s or Diploma degree programme with the goal of doctoral promotion in psychology. Applicants with a completed doctorate or Ph.D. in a related discipline are therefore ineligible for the position.

To apply, please select the position with the reference code 52/23 in the category “Scientific Staff” using the link “Apply for this position”.

Candidates must furnish proof that they meet the required qualifications by the 15th of June 2023 at the latest.

For further information on this specific vacancy, please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heather Foran ( General information about the university as an employer can be found at At the University of Klagenfurt, recruitment and staff matters are accompanied not only by the authority responsible for the recruitment procedure but also by the Equal Opportunities Working Group and, if necessary, by the Representative for Disabled Persons.

As part of its human resources policy, the University of Klagenfurt places particular emphasis on anti-discrimination, equal opportunities and diversity.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases, who fulfil the requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded.

Translations into other languages shall serve informational purposes only. Solely the version advertised in the University Bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt) shall be legally binding.

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