Closing Date of Applications | 27.07.2018

The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna intends to appoint following position at the Austrian Centre for Fashion Research (ACfFR)

Senior Researcher/PostDoc in Fashion Research/Fashion Studies
with an employment scale of 16h/week limited from 1st September 2018 to 30th June 2020.

The Austrian Centre for Fashion Research is an interdisciplinary research centre that aims at establishing an internationally competitive research infrastructure in the realm of fashion studies, based on critical cultural studies and art theory as well as on practice-based and practice-oriented research approaches in fashion. The main topics of research are fashion and politics, migration and decolonization in the system of fashion, fashions and technologies. It develops synergies in research and teaching between the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Art University Linz and other Austrian universities and cultural institutions.

The job description entails the conceptual development and organization of a practice-led conference and workshops, editorial work and the contribution to external research funding proposals for the Austrian Centre for Fashion Research.

Requirements for application:
The successful candidate will have an excellent PhD in one of the relevant subjects (fashion studies, sociology, cultural studies, art history)
Excellent working knowledge and research experience (proof of international and peer-reviewed publications) in the field of fashion research / fashion studies, preferably within recent discourses of fashion theory, cultural studies, fashion sociology, postcolonial studies, art history, and critical theory
Approved knowledge in the subjects of fashion and politics, migration and decolonization in the fashion system, fashion&techologies
Knowledge of practice-based research processes and design theories, as well as an interest in, and commitment to, working in an interdisciplinary research environment
Competences in science management and in the application for third party funded research projects as well as in the organization of workshops/symposiums and the publishing of academic publications
Proposal for a research project in the field of fashion research (max. 5 pages)
Excellent German and English skills

Favoured qualities:
Expertise in Critical Fashion Studies, Cultural Studies, Art History, Modesoziology, Fashion Theory, Postcolonial Theory, Gender and Globalization Theory
Excellent coordinating, communicative, organizational and editorial skills as well as competence in the development and management of third-party funded research grants
Self-reliance, flexibility and teamwork
Very good computer skills, including graphics and layout

The monthly gross salary according to the collective wage agreement for the employees of the universities in salary group B1 (Post-Doc) is currently Euro 3,711.1 at full employment.

Written applications, enclosing a full CV and a brief research proposal (maximum 5 pages) should be sent following the link

Applicants will not be reimbursed for travelling and accommodation expenses incurred as a result of their participation in the application process.
The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna intends to increase the number of its female staff, in particular among its managerial, scientific and artistic staff and therefore explicitly invites qualified women to apply. In case of applicants with the same qualifications, women shall be given preferences. Furthermore the academy indents to create barrier-free application and working conditions. Within this framework, the Academy actively supports the application of people with disabilities.
The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is determined to undertake anti-discrimination measures in respect of employment policy.