Working at WU
Working at WU
As one of Europe’s largest and most modern business and economics universities, WU is an excellent educational institution as well as an important employer with over 2,100 employees.
WU is well known for excellence in research and teaching. This success is thanks to our faculty and staff, who work hard every day in teaching, research, and administration, and thus, make it possible for WU to attain and hold its place among the world’s best universities.
To help us reach our goals, we are always looking for motivated, talented employees interested in a challenging and diverse job in a university setting.
WU, as an attractive employer, has a lot to offer:
An organizational culture characterized by fairness, sustainability, and inclusion
A good work-life balance for employees with families; WU has received “University and Family Audit” certification several times in a row
A pleasant working atmosphere that facilitates productivity and provides opportunities for personal development
An architecturally impressive campus and a state-of-the-art working environment
Numerous social benefits (incl. occupational healthcare, comprehensive
in-house training and many more)
to name just a few examples.
A well-structured onboarding process helps new employees get off to a good start. New staff members learn the key skills they will need for working at WU. In-house training and continuing education programs aimed at specific employee groups are also available to foster individual potential and encourage the personal development of our employees and management staff.
WU offers its employees a comprehensive selection of social benefits, including a wide variety of discounts and special offers available with your WU employee ID card (e.g. a 20% discount in selected pharmacies in Vienna), sports, courses, and athletic activities through the University of Vienna’s Universitätssportinstitut (USI), a company retirement fund, and a comprehensive occupational health management program (including burnout prevention measures, medical check-ups, and vaccinations). Our Medical Officer is on hand to answer employees’ questions on staying healthy at work, and various health-related courses are offered for WU employees on a regular basis.
WU also has a long-standing cooperation with the organization “Kinder in Wien” (KIWI), which runs an on-campus child care center that is very popular with both students and employees.
Accreditations and Certifications
WU is aware of its social responsibility and its role as a responsible employer and is working continuously to make working at our university more family-friendly. The university was awarded “University and Family Audit” certification in 2013, a federally-funded program that helps universities achieve this goal. Since then, WU has successfully implemented a number of measures to improve work-life balance for its employees in many different areas.
Attaining a place as one of the world’s top business and economics universities has always been a high priority at WU. With its prestigious triple international accreditation, WU has achieved this goal. Fewer than 1% of universities worldwide can claim triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, the three most well-respected accreditation agencies. WU is one of only two universities in the German-speaking world to belong to this exclusive group of schools.
More information about the accreditation agencies EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA you will find here.
We hope we have interested you in working for WU. Please have a look at our career page to find out more about currently open positions. You will find a variety of interesting and diverse jobs available in teaching, research, and service and administrative divisions.
WU has exciting job opportunities in research and teaching as well as in administrative and service positions for recent graduates, young professionals, and experienced experts.
An academic career can start as early as during your studies (for example by working as a tutor or a student teaching assistant for up to 2 years).
After completing a master’s or diploma program, graduates intending to start a doctoral or PhD program can apply for a position as a teaching and research associate. Working as a teaching and research associate gives young scholars the opportunity to take their first basic steps towards an academic career while being actively involved in the unit’s research and teaching activities.
For those candidates who already hold a doctoral degree or a PhD, a position as assistant professor could be the next step in a successful academic career. Assistant professors are expected to work on attaining their habilitation (venia docendi) while participating in teaching and research in their academic unit.
If you are interested in applying for a professorship, you can find all the information you need under Information on Senior Faculty Recruitment and Welcome Services.
In addition to the positions named above, WU also offers a number of different jobs focusing mainly on teaching (senior lecturer, external lecturer) or on research (senior scientist, project staff).
Administrative and Service Positions
WU’s administrative and service units offer potential employees a wide variety of career opportunities. See WU's Organization for an overview of the University’s basic organizational structure.
The Rector's Council is made up of the Rector and four Vice Rectors, who are each responsible for a different administrative sector. All of these sectors offer a number of interesting employment opportunities.
In addition to the centralized service units, many of the academic units within the Departments also depend on specialized administrative personnel to ensure that the units' administrative and organizational processes run smoothly and to support and assist the faculty.