Vice-Rector Schnabl

Curriculum Vitae

Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs

Christa Schnabl was Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Continuing Education at the University of Vienna from 2007 to 2011 and has been Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs since 2011. She studied theology at the University of Vienna. Following professional activities in the field of theological adult education and study and research stays in Münster, Schnabl obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Vienna in 1998. Schnabl received her habilitation degree in 2004 and was visiting professor in Frankfurt am Main and Fribourg. She was professor at the Department of Social Ethics of the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Vienna, as well as Vice-Dean of the Faculty until 2007.

Personal Data

Christa Schnabl
Date of Birth:
4 September 1964 (Rabenstein/Pielach)
Nationality: Austrian

Education and Academic Career

  • 1982: Graduation from Bundesoberstufenrealgymnasium St. Pölten
  • 1982-1988: Studies in Religious Education, University of Vienna
  • 1988: Magister degree in Theology
  • 1987-89: Training for holding seminars in the field of theological adult education
  • From 1989: Academic lecturer in the field of adult education
  • 1989-1996: Academic assistant at Wiener Theologische Kurse (Vienna courses of theology, hosted by the Archdiocese of Vienna) and at Institut Fernkurs für Theologische Bildung (a church-owned theology institute based on distance courses), lecturer in the field of theological adult education
  • 1992/1993: Studies and research in Münster/Westphalia (Germany)
  • 1993-1998: Contract assistant professor at the Department of Moral Theology/University of Vienna (half-day)
  • 1996-1998: Project "Power, morality and religion. On the importance of Hannah Arendt for theological ethics", organised by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (half-day)
  • 1998: Doctoral degree in Theology
  • 1998-2004: University assistant at the Department of Social Ethics and the Department of Moral Theology; main fields of research: basic ethics, gender ethics, political ethics, family ethics, theories of justice
  • Winter semester of 1998/99: Lecturer at the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
  • 1999: Winner of the Leopold Kunschak Award for the doctoral thesis
  • 2002-2003: Charlotte Bühler habilitation scholarship (FWF)
  • January 2004: Habilitation in Social Ethics, resuming position as university assistant
  • March 2004: Appointment as associate professor at the Department of Social Ethics of the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Vienna
  • Summer semester of 2004: Visiting professorships at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Tübingen and at the Hochschule St. Georgen (higher education institution Frankfurt/Main)
  • 2005: Kardinal Innitzer Research Award for the habilitation thesis
  • 2006: Lorenz Werthmann Prize, awarded by the Caritas association of Germany, for the book "Gerecht sorgen”

Functions

  • October 2004-April 2007: Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Vienna
  • 2007-2011: Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Continuing Education, University of Vienna
  • 2011-2015: Vice-Rector for Student and Educational Affairs, University of Vienna
  • Since 1 October 2015: Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs, University of Vienna (term: 1 October 2015 until 30 September 2019)