Academic position:

Professor of Religious Education and Catechetics at the Department of Practical Theology of the Faculty of Catholic Theology and at the Center for Teacher Education


Since 2003: Deputy Head and Head of the Department of Practical Theology, University of Vienna; currently: Head of the Department.
2000-2003: President of the Austrian Institute for Youth Research
2013: Postdoctoral lecturer qualification in Religious Education and Catechetics (University of Vienna)
2001: Doctorate degree (Catholic Theology, University of Vienna)
1991-1994: Certificate for Integrative Supervision at the FPI/EAG Düsseldorf, since 1994 freelancing
1980-1986: Master degree in Catholic Theology and Religious Education (Vienna and Freiburg im Breisgau)


Since 09-2015: Professor of Religious Education and Catechetics
2007-2013: Assistant Professor
1998-2007: full-time contract as a research assistant at the Department of Religious Education and Catechetics, University of Vienna.
1993-1998: part-time contract as a research assistant at the Department of Religious Education and Catechetics, University of Vienna.
1987-1996: Teacher of Religious Education at the Akademisches Gymnasium in Vienna
1986-1991: Pastoral Assistant in Vienna

Other activities:

Since 2013: chair of the ÖRF/Austrian Forum for Religious Education (
Since 2011: chair of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Religionspädagogik”/working group for Religious -Education in Austria
Since 2004: Member in different scientific advisory boards (ÖIJ; ABI; KPH Wien; currently member of the scientific advisory board at the KPH Graz)
2009-2013: One of four Senior Researchers in the Research Network “Theory and Practice of Subject Didactics”

Selective bibliography:

Lehner-Hartmann, Andrea (2014): Religiöses Lernen. Subjektive Theorien von ReligionslehrerInnen, (= Praktische Theologie heute, Bd. 133), Stuttgart.

Lehner-Hartmann, Andrea (2002): Wider das Schweigen und Vergessen. Gewalt in der Familie, Sozialwissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse und praktisch-theologische Reflexionen, Innsbruck.

Krobath, Thomas, Lehner-Hartmann, Andrea & Polak, Regina (eds.) (2013): Anerkennung in religiösen Bildungsprozessen. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven, (= Wiener Forum für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft, Bd. 8), Göttingen.


Research projects in connection with RaT:

“Inklusive Schule“/”Inclusive School” within the research forum (Initiative of the University of Vienna – Catholic and Protestant Religious Education and KPH Wien/Krems, )

Leben und Lernen von und mit Flüchtlingen in Schulen/Living and Learning with and from Refugees in Schools (start: autumn 2016)