Dean´s Office of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies

The Dean´s Office is the organisational and administrative centre of the faculty.

The staff members of the Dean´s Office provide operational support for the faculty management. They are involved in such areas as personnel and budget administration, the coordination of teaching, or the organisation of research at the faculty.

Opening hours

Opening hours Dean's Office:

  • Monday: 9-12 am
  • Tuesday: 9-12 am
  • Wednesday: 9-12 am
  • Thursday: 9-12 am
  • Friday: 9-12 am

We are also available by phone and email beyond these hours.

Head of Dean's Office

Barbara Riefler

  • Chief of administrative operations
  • Management of current business and internal communication

Deputy Head of Dean's Office

Sonja Summer

  • Teaching
  • Applications for Venia Legendi



Simone Maier

  • Budget matters
  • Homepage administration


Sarah Marquardt

  • Support for appointment committees
  • Visiting professorships

Third-Party Funding

Mag. Theresa Illés, MA

  • consultation and support in project initiation and application
  • point of contact to third-party funding services provided by the university
  • informational sessions on funding programmes relevant to our fields of research

IT Coordinator

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Wagner


  • specialist support and coordination of the various departments' local IT support
  • second level support
  • advice in the acquisition of hard- and software

Data Stewardess

Mag. (FH) Mag. Monika Bargmann


  • advice and support for researchers in the fields of research data management and open science, in particular on data management plans
  • conception and implementation of needs-based training
  • conception and development of innovative discipline-specific services in the fields of research data management
  • needs assessments among researchers at the faculty
  • point of contact to to the central data management services provided by the university