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Funded predoc position at Faculty Of Business, Economics And Statistics, University of Vienna in Austria

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 174 fields of study, approx. 9.500 members of staff, more than 94.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

University Assistant (predoc) at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics

Reference number: 7817

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics at the University of Vienna announces the position of a university assistant (“prae doc”). The position is at the Department of Business Administration, in the area of innovation and technology management. The successful candidate will be expected to work in a team with two other researchers on the general subject of “Sustainable Innovative Industry (NII)” and will contribute to a further research focus at the faculty.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30.0 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
The candidate will be expected to aid in research, teaching and administration, research participation regarding the general subject Sustainable Innovative Industry (NII) in the core theme: Collaboration and Networks. Excellent knowledge of quanitative methods of operations research, for example in simulation, optimization, or multi-agent-systems is required. Participation in research projects/research studies, audit and examination activities, support in teaching activities during evaluations and with requirements of quality assurance.
– We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.
– Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement

Completed Diploma or Master studies in one of the following fields: (International) Business, Economics (or related fields); Computer Sciences; Mathematics -Good verbal and written communication skills
– Excellent command of written and spoken English

– ability to work in teams
– social skills
– educational skills

Application documents
– Letter of motivation
– Academic curriculum vitae
– List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
– Short doctoral project proposal
– Degree certificates

Research fields:

Main research field Special research fields Importance
Economics Business administration SHOULD


Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance
University Mathematics, Computer Sciences SHOULD
University Economics Business and management economics SHOULD


Language Language level Importance
English Excellent knowledge MUST
German Excellent knowledge SHOULD


Type of computer skills Specified computer skills Importance
Basic Knowledge MS Office MUST
Basic Knowledge Others SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 17.08.2017, mentioning reference number 7817.

For further information please contact Nestorova, Elitsa +43-1-4277-38172, Pendl, Elke +43-1-4277-38162.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 7817

Deadline: August 17, 2017

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