Position Announcement for Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The Department of Socioeconomics is currently inviting applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position, tenure-track (post-doc, employee subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff – Angestellte/r gemäß Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten; gross monthly salary, paid 14 times per year: € 3.546, individual extra remuneration is negotiable). This employee position will be limited to a period of 6 years, starting on October 01, 2015 (commencement date subject to change).

Please note that under the terms of the WU personnel development plan, the position of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, is limited to an employment period of not more than six years. For this position, a qualification agreement can be considered after a period of two years, pursuant to § 27 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. After successful fulfillment of any qualification agreement made, employment can be made permanent.

The candidate is specifically expected to get involved in research projects with a focus on work in a sustainable economy and shall fulfill his or her duties in research in cooperation with representatives of the relevant field(s) both in and outside the University. She/He will teach on the Bachelor’s and Master’s level with a teaching load of eight hours a year (e.g. four courses with a minimum of 22.5 contact hours each). Depending on his or her background, the candidate may teach courses of Sustainable Economy for Bachelor students, in the MSc Socio-Economics as well as courses in the MSc Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy.

Your Profile:
You hold a doctoral degree/PhD in Economics or Socioeconomics and are international in your career progression (e.g. PhD from a university abroad or at least two years research experience abroad). You have ongoing international collaborations and a strong research record at the intersection of employment, distribution and environment or with a focus on work in a sustainable economy. Your research focus is strong, with a proven capability of publishing in top-tier journals in economics and other social sciences, and of writing grant proposals. You display broad interdisciplinary interests and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with different disciplines. You are committed to excellence in teaching on a bachelors’ and masters’ level and supervision of research assistants as well as to serving the scientific community and taking part in academic self-governance activities. You have strong quantitative skills (micro-, macro or spatial econometrics) as well as an interest in qualitative research. You have the capability of disseminating the research findings to a broader audience (policy makers, media) and dispose of excellent written and communication skills in English. Good written and communication skills in German are recommended. You have international and cross-cultural experience and understanding.

For details of the position, please contact Professor Ulrike Schneider, Chair of the Department of Socio-Economics, by phone: +43-1-31336-5872, or email: ulrike.schneider@wu.ac.at

Applications should include your CV, list of publications, letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation, research outline (5 pages) and teaching outline (including suggestions for teaching portfolio and your teaching philosophy).

Reference Number: 2889

Application materials can be submitted online until September 02, 2015.

Apply here

Travel and lodging expenses:
We regret that WU cannot reimburse applicants for travel and lodging expenses incurred as part of the selection and/or hiring process.

Equal opportunities:
WU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to increase the number of its female faculty and staff members, especially in management positions. Therefore, qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference. WU has an Equal Opportunities Working Group (information in German).

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2 Responses to Position Announcement for Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

  1. Jose G Flores says:

    My Resume can be made available upon request. My Graduate Degrees are in Forest Economics. All my university studies were carried out in the US. If you are interested, please write to the email address given. Thank you.

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