Official Title: Assistant Professor | Coordinator for the Department of Catholic Theology

Faculty: Faculty of Religious Studies

Email: franz.gassner@usj.edu.mo


Short Bio

 

1964: born in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Lower Austria

1979-1984: Professional School for Electrical Engineering

1984-85: Civil (Alternative) Service as fire-fighter in Krems an der Donau

1985-86: Studies in Technical Physics at the Technical University of Vienna

1986-89: Studies in Religious Pedagogic at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna.

1989-1991: Novitiate in St. Gabriel (Austria) and joining the Divine Word Missionaries

1991-1994: Theological studies at the School of Theology in St. Gabriel.

1994: M.A. thesis in Catholic Theology: Psalm 139 Horizon and Theology.

1995: Ordination to Catholic Priesthood

1995-1999: Pastoral service at the Holy Trinity Parish in Vienna 10 (Favoriten) and teaching Religious Education in a Secondary School in Vienna;

1994 to 1999: Coordinator of Justice-Peace-Integrity-of-Creation (JPIC) of the Austrian/Croatian province of the Divine Word Missionaries;

1999-2000: Assistant priest in the parish St. Genevieve, Lafayette/Louisiana, USA;

2000-2002: Graduate Studies (M.A.) in Philosophy at Boston College, USA;

2002-2011: Formator at the International Formation Community, SVD in Vienna;

2003-2005:  Hospital Chaplain at the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Spital in Vienna;  

2005-2009: University Assistant at the Institute of Social Ethics of the University of Vienna, Austria (teaching courses; supervision of M.A. thesis; reserach on my PhD-thesis);

2010-2011: Lecturer at the Institute of Social Ethics, University of Vienna;

January 2012-April 2013: Visiting Professor, USJ

Since April 2013: Assistant Professor for Christian Studies, USJ

Membership:  Society for Catholic Social Ethics of Middle Europe

Areas of Research:  ethics of consumption (social ethics), ethical principles for sustainable patterns of production and consumption; contributions of religion and spirituality for sufficient and sustainable lifestyles and institutions and bearing of the Catholic Social Teaching;

 

 

Publications

 

1964: born in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Lower Austria

1979-1984: Professional School for Electrical Engineering

1984-85: Civil (Alternative) Service as fire-fighter in Krems an der Donau

1985-86: Studies in Technical Physics at the Technical University of Vienna

1986-89: Studies in Religious Pedagogic at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna.

1989-1991: Novitiate in St. Gabriel (Austria) and joining the Divine Word Missionaries

1991-1994: Theological studies at the School of Theology in St. Gabriel.

1994: M.A. thesis in Catholic Theology: Psalm 139 Horizon and Theology.

1995: Ordination to Catholic Priesthood

1995-1999: Pastoral service at the Holy Trinity Parish in Vienna 10 (Favoriten) and teaching Religious Education in a Secondary School in Vienna;

1994 to 1999: Coordinator of Justice-Peace-Integrity-of-Creation (JPIC) of the Austrian/Croatian province of the Divine Word Missionaries;

1999-2000: Assistant priest in the parish St. Genevieve, Lafayette/Louisiana, USA;

2000-2002: Graduate Studies (M.A.) in Philosophy at Boston College, USA;

2002-2011: Formator at the International Formation Community, SVD in Vienna;

2003-2005:  Hospital Chaplain at the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Spital in Vienna;  

2005-2009: University Assistant at the Institute of Social Ethics of the University of Vienna, Austria (teaching courses; supervision of M.A. thesis; reserach on my PhD-thesis);

2010-2011: Lecturer at the Institute of Social Ethics, University of Vienna;

January 2012-April 2013: Visiting Professor, USJ

Since April 2013: Assistant Professor for Christian Studies, USJ

Membership:  Society for Catholic Social Ethics of Middle Europe

Areas of Research:  ethics of consumption (social ethics), ethical principles for sustainable patterns of production and consumption; contributions of religion and spirituality for sufficient and sustainable lifestyles and institutions and bearing of the Catholic Social Teaching;

 

 


Modules

Year 1 Doctorate
Year 1 Master
MES101
3.00 credits
Year 1 Bachelor
LCS106
2.00 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
LCO104
2.00 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
LPH203
2.00 credits
Year 4 Bachelor
LPH226
2.00 credits
LCO107
2.00 credits
LSS226
3.00 credits
LCO301
4.00 credits
LPH220
2.00 credits
Year 5 Bachelor
LCS510
4.00 credits