Science Assistant, University of Salzburg

Call for Applications
Scientific Assistant – Research and Teaching
University of Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria)

Duties and Functions:

  • Scientific support for research and teaching in the field of Non-European and Global History (AGG)
  • Project management and active scientific engagement in the research projects of the AGG on the maritime history of Asia, in particular the project “Appraising Risk, Past and Present: Interrogating Historical Data to Enhance Understanding of Environmental Crises in the Indian Ocean World”
  • Installation and management of historical-geographic databases
  • Editorial support for scientific publications
  • Two SWS teaching obligation (2 hours weekly)

The successful candidate should be knowledgeable in the history of Asia between approximately 500 and 1800 CE (preferably Chinese history) with a research focus on cross-cultural and/or commercial exchange relations and/or knowledge transfer across the maritime Silk Routes.


Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Non-European and Global History or a comparable degree, preferably in Sinology with a focus on Global History
  • Fluency in English, preferably at the level of a native speaker, and an excellent knowledge of modern and pre-modern Chinese are expected
  • Good IT skills and experience with databases
  • Ability to work in German and English. German is NOT an absolute requirement but the language spoken at the university is German and basic knowledge would be desired, as well as the willingness to learn more German.

Desired Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of additional foreign languages, such as French, Dutch, Spanish, Persian, Manchu, Russian etc. is desirable.
Applications must be submitted electronically stating the number of the job advertisement GZ A 0167/1-2018 by e-mail to, and to
A two-page research proposal as well as two letters of reference are required. 
Application deadline: December 19, 2018
For further information please contact, or call the number +43/662/8044-3060.