Current job advertisement (2000): Teaching and Research Associate

Teaching and Research Associate

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 

Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management 
Fulltime, 40 hours/week 
Starting May 01, 2024, and ending after 2.5 years 

You want to deepen your interest in your research topic while gaining your first teaching experience? This position opens doors to either an academic career or a later switch to a career in business. We are looking for support in research and teaching at the Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management ( situated within the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. In particular, the position opens the possibility to investigate and advance research on the topic of AI systems engineering, particularly in the intersection between machine learning, semantic web, and risk assessment and management. This position is funded both from university global budget (30h/week) and third party research funding (10h/week). The position is originally advertised for 2.5 years and can possibly be extended up to 4 years through third party research funding.

What to expect

  • Writing a dissertation: You will be investigating your research topic and spending a part of your working hours on writing your dissertation.

  • Project involvement: You will take part in exciting European and/or national research projects and work together with several other research organizations and company partners.

  • Research, for yourself and others: You will be supporting publishing activities, conducting surveys, and carrying out research of practical relevance with cooperation partners, companies or for funding organizations.

  • Conduct and supervise teaching: You will be planning and teaching courses and support in holding exams and evaluations.

  • Student support: You will be available to answer students’ questions, provide feedback on seminar papers, and act as a co-advisor for bachelor’s theses.

  • Performing organizational and administrative tasks: You will be collaborating in the organization of teaching and will be taking on supporting tasks in the administration of research.

  • Learning from top researchers: You will be getting your own research career off to a great start by working together with renowned researchers in your field and learning from them.

  • Teamwork: At the institute, you’ll be working to advance research in your field together with the entire team.

  • Building up a personal network: You will be using the pre-doc phase to create your own professional network for the future.

What you have to offer

  • Academic degree: You have a diploma/master’s degree in computer science or related areas that qualifies you for enrollment in a doctoral program at WU.

  • Advanced skills: You have experience with topics in Semantic Web, Machine Learning, as well as Risk Assessment & Management.

  • IT skills: Excellent programming language skills (e.g., java, python), and familiarity with database technology and SQL, Machine Learning, as well as the semantic web technology stack (RDF, OWL, SPARQL).

  • Working style: You work independently, show initiative, and have good self-organization skills.

  • Willingness to use multimedia teaching methods: You are prepared to use multimedia teaching and learning formats.

  • Language: Proficiency in English, especially in writing (German is a plus).

Do you want to join the Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management? Then please submit your application including:

  • A Motivation Letter

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae including:

    • A full publication list (if applicable)

    • A list of teaching experiences (if applicable)

  • Transcript of your Master Study, as well as the thesis

  • Recommendation letters from academic references (optional)

We are looking forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions regarding the position or application documents, don’t hesitate to contact Prof. Marta Sabou,

What we offer you

  • Inspiring campus life with over 2,400 employees in research, teaching, and administration and approximately 21,500 students

  • A modern campus with spectacular architecture in the heart of Vienna

  • Excellent accessibility by public transportation

  • Meaningful work in an open-minded, inclusive, and family-friendly environment

  • Flexible working hours

  • A wide range of benefits, from an in-house medical officer to athletic activities and a meal allowance to a variety of employee discounts

Curious? Visit our website and find out more at

The minimum monthly gross salary amounts to €3,578.80 (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 February 21, 2024 (ID 2000).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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