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Job openings: 5 Teaching and Research Associates

08. Februar 2023

Department of Economics is offering up to 5 Teaching and Research Associates, starting September 01, 2023, and ending after 5 years, Part-time, 30 hours/ week

You want to understand how things are connected and make a fundamental impact? We offer an environment where you can realize your full potential. At one of Europe’s largest and most modern business and economics universities. On a campus where quality of work is also quality of life. We are looking for support at the

Department of Economics
Part-time, 30 hours/week
Starting September 01, 2023, and ending after 5 years

What to expect

WU is offering up to five PhD positions in Economics, to start in September 2023.

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.

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 2023. We expect you to have excellent knowledge in the three core areas in economics (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics) at a research master level. Excellent command of oral and written English is a prerequisite; because of the departmental teaching portfolio, German language skills are an asset, but not required.

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 €2,457.98 (14 times per year). This salary may be adjusted based on job-related prior work experience. In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive social benefits.

Do you want to join the WU team?
Then please submit your application by March 01, 2023 (ID 1661).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

5 Teaching and Research Associates

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