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Job Openings: 3 PhD positions

16. Februar 2022

Three 30 hours/week Teaching and Research Associate positions (pre-doc) | starting in September 2022 | Reference Number: 1297

WU is offering up to 3 PhD positions in Economics, to start in September 2022.

The successful candidates will be part of the PhD Program at the WU Department of Economics. This call is open to all fields in economics, but the Department intends to cover in particular the following areas: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Behavioral Economics, and Digitalization.

What to expect

The duties and responsibilities of the successful applicants include research, teaching, and administrative tasks. You will conduct independent research pursuing a PhD degree in Economics (“Focus Economics”). Strong dedication to writing a PhD dissertation, following doctoral courses and attending seminars is expected. You will be expected to support research activities and administrative tasks in the respective academic units. In addition, the position involves teaching one course (two hours per semester) starting after the second semester of your employment, primarily at the Bachelor’s level, supporting study programs taught in English as well as in German.

What you have to offer

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic record, who have completed a relevant Master degree (MSc or equivalent) or who expect to have completed it by summer 2022. We expect you to have excellent knowledge in the three core areas in economics (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics) at a research master level. Research interest in one of the above-mentioned areas is a prerequisite. Excellent command of oral and written English is a prerequisite; because of the departmental teaching portfolio, German is required for some of the positions.

Applicants are requested to upload the following documents along with their application:
- CV (incl. degrees, current position, research interests)
- Motivation letter (incl. Possible Dissertation project)
- Master thesis (or research proposal for master thesis)

In addition, we ask for two letters of recommendation. Applicants are responsible for asking their reference persons to send their letters to in due time (max. 2 days after the application has been received).

What we offer you
  • A top business and economics university with renowned experts on the faculty and a diverse range of subjects, triple accredited

  • Excellent infrastructure, both technologically and architecturally, and a wide range of WU service units

  • Diversity and appreciation in an open-minded, inclusive and family-friendly environment

  • Flexibility and individual freedom thanks to flexible working hours

  • Inspiring campus life with over 2,400 employees in research, teaching, and administration and approximately 21,500 students on a conveniently located, architecturally unique campus in the heart of Vienna

The minimum monthly gross salary amounts to €2,293.95, this salary may be adjusted based on job-related prior work experience.

Do you want to join the WU team?
Then please submit your application by March 16, 2022 (ID 1297).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Our goal is to make sure it is safe for students and employees to study and work on campus in person. For this reason, proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or of an exemption pursuant to the COVID-19 Vaccination Act must be provided before you can be employed at WU.

Apply now!

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