discover your potentials as Cultural Lexicographer @ exploreAT!


Project team member @ exploreAT!  (f/m; 50%)


The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) is Austria’s largest non-university research facility with over 1300 employees looking back on a history of over 170 years. One of the youngest institutes is the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH-OeAW) which was founded to foster the change towards digital paradigms in the Humanities. eLexicography is one of the five research groups at ACDH-OEAW.

We welcome a multidisciplinary and diverse community of academics and practitioners engaging in the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace. We offer you exciting opportunities to implement your visions in an open-minded, curious, multi-cultural, international experimental research environment.

Let us know your ideas on how to improve our project!

Be part of it!


Major responsibilities:

  • developing and implementing new concepts of cultural lexicography

  • working with a cultural and linguistic diversity background in a digital humanities framework

  • co-coordination of and contribution to other work packages of the exploreAT! project
    (visualisation, semantic technologies, citizen science)

  • social media contributions, international dissemination & documentation of results, co-organisation of workshops etc.

  • publishing in high level journals and conferences

  • contributing to international cooperations and projects

  • representing the project in (related) national and international bodies

  • furthering participatory processes

  • developing and contributing to experimental approaches


Basic qualifications:

demonstrated ability to generate new ideas and to innovate, experience/curiosity to work on cultural diversity, experience of semantics and knowledge organisation, preferably knowledge of semantic technologies (e.g. RDF, SPARQL, OWL, Linked Data); solidarity with open innovation (in science); academic orientation, teamwork and working independently in virtual intercultural and multilingual environments.



knowledge about working with museums / cultural / anthropological studies and/or collaboration practice with cultural heritage institutions; scripting skills (e.g. proficiency in Python, Java; NoSQL, Elasticsearch/Solr, R); knowledge and/or familiarity with emerging technologies and research infrastructures and social media; track record and successful grant applications; administrative and organisational skills, being fluent in German and English; multicultural background, experiences from abroad.


Reports to:

Research Group Coordinator, Project Manager


The employment may start from October, 1st 2017 and run initially until December, 31st 2018. The contract can be extended. In accordance with the collective agreement for employees of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the initial monthly gross salary is € 1357,80 (paid out 14 times per year, overpay possible). Application deadline is August, 31st, midnight CET.



CV listing major achievements/projects/publications, letter of motivation


Contact: |

Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH), Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Wien.

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is an equal opportunity employer. LexLab is committed to diversity and we seek people to contribute to it.