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Tenure Track Position in Macroeconomics

The Rectorate invites applications for post-doc position (UniversitätsassistentIn, tenure track) at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics for the Field of Macroeconomics. The position is available as of March 1, 2014.

Position Offering:

The advertised position is a scientific tenure track position: within the first two years of employment the University of Vienna may offer a “qualification agreement” if the scientific performance of the employee suggests that the required qualification can be reached. 

This agreement is connected with the title of “Assistant Professor” [AssistenzprofessorIn].

In case the goals of the “qualification agreement” are met, the employment (limited to a period of 6 years) will be made permanent and the title of the employee will be changed to “Associate Professor” [assoziierte/r ProfessorIn

If the qualification is not reached, the employment ends upon expiry of the contract term; in case of an indefinite employment at that time, such employment may be terminated by the University.

Working time: 100%

Prerequisites for application:

PhD and a minimum of two years of post-doc experience

scientific publications relevant to the field of macroeconomics

teaching experience or teaching concept

Applications are assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Qualitative Criteria:

a)  scientific reputation and international recognition (publications in international refereed journals, presentations  at international conferences, national and international research cooperations, scientific activity abroad)

b)  teaching and advancement of young researchers ((teaching philosophy, course outlines, theses supervision)

Acquisition of third-party funding

Practical experience in the relevant field (if applicable)

Scientific potential, expected contribution to the field of macroeconomics and to enhancing the profile of the Faculty and the University, respectively

Application files:

Application letter (max. 5 pages), to be structured as follows:

a)  achievements in research

b)  experience and activities in teaching and advancement of young researchers teaching plans

c)  achievements in knowledge transfer and knowledge management

d)  research agenda in research and contribution to the scientific profile of the Faculty and the University, respectively


a)  CV and degree certificates/transcripts

b)  list of publications and working papers

c)  scientific talks

d)  “esteem factors” (e.g. experience as publisher, functions in scientific societies or program committees)

e)  acquired third-party fund projects (topic, runtime, origin, volume)

f)   teaching and advancement of young researchers: courses held at universities, supervised theses, teaching evaluations (if existent)

Applications in English should be submitted to the Job Center of the University of Vienna (jobcenter@univie.ac.at) by using the electronic form.

Please use the following form.

The University of Vienna aims at increasing the number of female employees, particularly in scientific positions, and thus encourages qualified female candidates to apply. In case of comparable qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants. Classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff: § 48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc).

Reference No: 4428

The application period ends on 11.11.2013

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