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Full Professor of Health Economics (f/m)

Vienna University of Economics and Business. Wien (Österreich), 27.07.2017

Full Professor of Health Economics

( 2017-04)

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is currently inviting applications for the position of a Full Professor1 of Health Economics at the Department of Socioeconomics. For a five years’ period the position is fully funded by the City of Vienna, the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions (Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger) and VAMED AG. After this initial period the University will start sharing the funding responsibility for the chair and will fully fund the position in the medium term.

WU is one of the largest business universities in the European Union and is centrally located at the heart of Europe. The University maintains an excellent position as a center for research and teaching and attracts an international group of students and faculty. It offers a broad range of undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in the area of business, economics, and business law. WU has been granted triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, and is a member of a number of international networks such as PIM and CEMS.

Research and teaching at the Department of Socioeconomics integrates knowledge across disciplines to investigate the interplay of social and economic dynamics and to address social, economic, demographic and environmental challenges to sustainable development. The successful candidate conducts applied health economic research in areas such as the analysis of health care markets, the socioeconomic evaluation of health service organization and delivery, the financing of medical care, health disparities or the socioeconomics of (risky) health behaviors. He or she is part of international research networks in the area of interest and has established an international reputation as an excellent researcher in his/her field. He or she has a proven track record of excellent teaching in health economics.

This tenured position is in an applied multidisciplinary department. The new professor is expected to cultivate an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and his or her work should relate to core research and teaching areas of the Department. The new professor should also have an interest in contributing to the health policy debate and actively support the science-society interface.

Required skills and qualifications: a high level academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilitation) in health economics or economics; b) an outstanding international reputation in high quality scholarship in the area of health economics commensurate with academic age, especially by having demonstrated the ability to publish in top-tier journals of the field; c) ability to start up research and to supervise researchers (incl. PhD students); d) a strong record in attracting research funding; e) teaching qualifications at undergraduate and graduate level and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; f) proven international experience; g) leadership qualities; h) gender mainstreaming skills.

The successful candidate will participate in teaching programs at all levels (bachelor, MSc, doctorate and executive education) and we expect the new professor to take an active role in the ongoing development of the academic programs.

Teaching experience in English is required; teaching experience in German is not necessary. Non-German-speaking candidates will be expected to acquire proficiency in German over a certain period of time.

The new professor is expected to take an active role in the University’s self-governance.

For details of the position, please contact Professor Ulrike Schneider, Chair, Department of Socioeconomics, by phone: +43-1-31336-5872, or email:

Candidates should send their applications and all documents relevant to the criteria in the call for applications to the Rector of WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Professor Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. Electronic applications can be sent to Please quote the reference no. given above when submitting your application. Applications must be submitted by 20 September, 2017.

WU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion. WU seeks to increase the number of its female faculty members and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be supported during each stage of the employment cycle. WU has established an Equal Opportunities Working Group, which is involved in all selection proceedings pursuant to § 42 of the 2002 Universities Act.

WU has been awarded the "University and Family Audit" and assists dual career couples. For further details, please see
1employed under salary group A 1 pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Employees [Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten], minimum gross yearly salary: € 68,475.40; the actual annual gross salary is subject to negotiation.


Bewerbungsschluss: 20.09.2017