Vice-Rector Schnabl

Curriculum Vitae

Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs

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)