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Announcement of a Prae doc position at the Institute for Corporate Governance


Application deadline prolonged until July 19, 2023

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 Corporate Governance
Teaching and Research Associate (prae doc), Part-time, 30 hours/week
Starting September 1, 2023, and ending after 6 years

As part of the Department of Strategy & Innovation, the Institute for Corporate Governance focuses its research and teaching on issues of effective and efficient corporate governance. The focus is on aspects of corporate governance in a financial market setting, external corporate reporting and its impact on capital markets, the effectiveness of internal control systems, and the impact of incentive systems using quantitative methods (data analytics, machine learning, etc.).

What to expect

One third of the working time is devoted to the scientific training of the position holder with the aim of obtaining a doctorate. In cooperation with the team at the Institute for Corporate Governance and with the guidance of the dissertation supervisor, own research ideas are to be developed and implemented. These ideas are to be presented at international workshops and conferences and published in reputable journals.

Additional Tasks:

  • Deepening and broadening academic and methodological expertise through participation in the PhD or doctoral program.

  • Organization of events & conferences

  • Projects with companies or close cooperation with companies and business organizations

  • Planning and conducting of lectures

  • Planning and implementation of research projects in the thematic field of the institute

What you have to offer

  • Diploma/Master's degree in Business and Economics qualifying for enrollment in a doctoral program at WU

  • Profound knowledge in the field of accounting or corporate governance or related fields

  • Proven ability to work scientifically (e.g. outstanding diploma or master thesis) & excellent academic record

  • Good knowledge of empirical social research/statistical methods (e.g. SPSS, Stata, R) or experience with empirical project work

  • Very good written and spoken English

  • Ability to work in a team, enthusiasm, creativity and reliability

  • Ability to work in a structured and independent manner

  • High social competence and communication skills

  • Interest in teaching and research in the field of corporate governance, management or accounting

  • Experience or at least willingness to use multimedia teaching and learning formats

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 www.wu.ac.at/benefits

The minimum monthly gross salary amounts to € 2,457.98. 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 July 19, 2023 (ID 1771).
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. Therefore, WU recommends to ensure sufficient vaccination protection against Covid-19 at all times.

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