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WE ARE HIRING: Teaching and Research Associate


We are offering a PhD position in Economics

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 October 04, 2023, and ending after 5 years


What to expect

WU is offering a PhD position in Economics, to start in October 2023.

The successful candidate 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 applicant 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 at the Department of Economics. 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 September 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. You already have experience or at least readiness in using multimedia teaching and learning formats.

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

  • 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 €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 October 04, 2023 (ID 1892).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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