University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Occupational, Economic and Social Psychology
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.04.2023 of a
University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Occupational, Economic and Social Psychology
Reference number: 13644
The team member will work in the research group of Professor Arnd Florack (Applied Social Psychology and Consumer Behavior). The research group focuses on consumer behavior and, in particular, on consumers’ beliefs, decision making, self-regulation, and well-being. The department offers labs with excellent research facilities including mobile and remote eye tracking systems.
Successful candidates should pursue the development of a research profile in the research areas of the research group. Experiences in linking research on social cognition and consumer behavior are of advantage. In particular, we look for a highly motivated researcher who is interested in studying how characteristics of social and non-social environments influence consumers’ beliefs and behavior.
The position (40h/week) is limited to 3 years. A doctoral degree is a requirement for the position. However, we strongly encourage doctoral students who are close to submitting their dissertations to apply.
The University of Vienna aims at increasing the proportion of women within its scientific personnel and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to women candidates.
Applications including a letter of motivation (English) should be submitted no later than 15.11.2022 to
Martin Söllner (firstname.lastname@example.org) or preferred via the Job Center (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) mentioning the reference number 13644.
For questions contact Arnd Florack (email@example.com).
• Participation in research, teaching, and administration of the research group
• Teaching classes in Social Psychology and Consumer Psychology (on average 4 hours per semester, max. 6 hours in one semester)
Holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement
• Co-supervision of up to 5 master students
• Expected is the goal of a habilitation within the main research areas of the research group
• Contribution to writing grant proposals
• Doctoral degree / PhD in Psychology or Marketing
• Publications in international academic journals in the area of Social Psychology, Consumer Psychology, and Eating Behavior (e.g., Journal of Consumer Psychology, Appetite)
• Interest in developing a profile in consumer behavior research
• Teaching experience
• Experience in programming experiments
• Very good proficiency in English
Your application should include the following documents:
• Letter of intent and research interests
• Academic CV
• List of publications
Main research field
Special research fields
Very good knowledge
Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 22.02.2023, mentioning reference number 13644.
For further information please contact Söllner, Martin +43-1-4277-47351.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (
http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). 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.