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The Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of the University of Vienna announces the position of a Full Professor of Economics - Economic Policy

As stated in its development plan (http://rektorat.univie.ac.at/en/Entwicklungsplan) the University of Vienna aims at strengthening its position as a major research-oriented university. Key elements of this strategy include the provision of an attractive range of research-based study programmes, support for furthering the work of junior academic colleagues, and high-calibre professorial appointments.

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of the University of Vienna announces the position of a

Full Professor of Economics - Economic Policy

(full time, permanent position under private law). The University of Vienna intends to increase the num­ber of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore especially encourages ap­­pli­cations from women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential con­sider­a­tion.

The professorship is positioned in the Department of Economics and the research and teaching orientation of the successful candidate should be focused on economic policy; possible fields include e.g., health economics, social security, pensions, labour markets, economics of education, competition policy, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and trade policy. The successful candidate should help the department to increase its visibility in important national and international policy debates. Importantly, research and policy advice should be based on the application of quantitative methods. Teaching is expected to cover core courses for economics and courses in economic policy at all levels (Bachelor, Master and PhD).

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution. 
    (Austrian or equivalent international academic degree in the relevant field.)

  • outstanding research and publication record, with an excellent reputation as an active member in the international academic community; Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international qualification in the relevant field is desirable

  • experience in designing, procuring and directing major research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to team leadership of research groups

  • experience in university teaching, willingness and ability to teach at all curricular levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD) to supervise theses, and to further the work of junior academic colleagues.

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor programmes and participation in committees.

The University of Vienna offers:   

  • an attractive and dynamic research location in a city with a high quality of life and in a country with excellent research funding provision

  • attractive terms and conditions of employment with a negotiable and performance-related salary, associated with a retirement fund

  • a “start-up package” for  the initiation of research projects 

  • support for relocation to Vienna, where appropriate

Candidates should send an application containing at least the following documents:

academic curriculum vitae

list of publications together with

1.       specification of five key publications judged by the applicant to be particularly relevant to the advertised professorship together with an explanation of their relevance

2.       PDF versions of these five publications provided either as URLs of downloadable copies or through email attachments or an addition of a data storage medium 

  • list of talks given, including detailed information about invited plenaries at international conferences

  • brief description of current research interests and research plans for the immediate future

  • list of projects supported by third-party funds

  • details on teaching qualification:

1.       a brief overview of previous academic teaching (including concepts and preferred methods used in teaching) and a list of supervised doctoral or PhD theses including a concept of thesis supervision;

2.       additional information that demonstrates the candidate's qualification for teaching in higher education.

University professors will be classified according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff into the salary group A1. The salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the previous career development and in case of an appointment from abroad of the different tax situation.

Applications in English should be submitted per e-mail (preferably as PDF attachments) to the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of the University of Vienna (dekanat.wiwi@univie.ac.at), Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, A-1090 Vienna, Austria no later than May 31st, 2015 with reference 1/2015.

Department of Economics
University of Vienna

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