Assistant Professor in Ecological Economics / Sustainable Behaviours

WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Department of Socio-Economics
Institute for the Environment and Regional Development

Submission Deadline: 24 February 2010
Reference number: 1488
Location: Vienna, Austria

The Institute for the Environment and Regional Development invites applications for an assistant professor position (fixed-term for 6 years) to begin as soon as possible. We seek candidates with research and teaching interest in ecological economics, and specifically in the field of sustainable behaviours. The working language is English. Faculty responsibilities include research and publication and teaching and advising students. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in (behavioural) economics, social / economic / environmental psychology or another relevant field and have a demonstrated expertise and interest in conducting quantitative research (statistical analysis or agent-based modeling). Prior research experience related to ecological economics is desirable.

The Department of Socio-Economics, which includes 41 faculty with backgrounds in institutional / behavioural / spatial / development / ecological economics, sociology, statistics, demography, economic geography and GIScience, social policy, public policy and history. The department is committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching. Successful candidates will become part of a young, innovative and research-led group.

WU is committed to increasing representation of women among its faculty and particularly encourages applications from such candidates.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should send a letter of application, including a statement of current and future research interests, a CV, sample publications, evidence of teaching ability, and names of three referees to: Personnel Office, WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, or Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna, Austria. Please include the reference number: 1488.

For more information email or phone Prof. Sigrid Stagl,, 0043-1-31336-5790.


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