University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Economics, University of Vienna

University of Vienna
Study in:Austria
Deadline: 01 Nov 2017

University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Economics, University of Vienna: The Department of Economics is part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics. We are a highly international and research-oriented Department. More than 30 full-time junior and senior professors together with numerous PhD students form an international community dedicated to studying all aspects of economics. Information about the Department of Economics can be found on the website at

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description: 
Participation in research, teaching and administration – Participation in research projects – (International) publishing and presentation activities – Project application and (external) fundraising – Holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement – Examination activities – Support of students – Participation in evaluation activities and in quality assurance – Participation in administration of the institute /department

For the position in Applied economics with expertise in public economics or welfare economics we welcome theoretical or experimental approaches.
Applicants should have completed (or should be close to completing) a PhD in Economics. Knowledge of German is an asset, but not required.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae detailing the candidate’s education, teaching experience, list of publications, and a letter of motivation. Applicants are also required to submit a cover letter that includes a statement on why they are interested in working in the Department of Economics at the University of Vienna and up to two selected papers.
Three letters of reference should be sent by the referees directly to We will also be interviewing at the job market (RES PhD Meeting 2017, December 19 – 20, 2017, Westminster Business School, London, UK).
The application must specify the corresponding Identification Number.

Research fields:

Main research field Special research fields Importance
Economics Public economy;Behavioural economics;Economic theory;Distribution economics MUST


Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance
University Economics MUST


Language Language level Importance
English Good knowledge MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 01.12.2017, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Kocher, Martin .

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: 8073

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