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Professor (f/m) of Socioeconomics of Work

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU). Wien (Österreich), 14.02.2018


Full Professor of Socioeconomics of Work

( 2018-03)
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is currently inviting applications for the position of a Full Professor1 of Socioeconomics of Work at the Department of Socioeconomics. For a five years‘ period the position is fully funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection. After this initial period the University will fully fund the position.

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 contemporary global challenges such as climate change, ageing or digitalization. It conducts internationally outstanding research and actively supports the science-society interface.

Socioeconomics of work is an emerging research field that develops theories and methods of socioeconomics applicable to labor and employment. This includes analyses of institutions, regulations and governance of labor market policy, digitalization, qualification measures, working time policies, biophysical conditions, inequality and sustainable work.

The successful candidate conducts empirical research on employment policies in Europe from a socioeconomic perspective. His or her work should relate to core research and teaching areas of the Department []. The new professor is expected to cultivate an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and should have an interest in conducting empirical research on Austria with a macroeconomic focus.

Required skills and qualifications: a) a high level academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilita-tion or its equivalent) preferably in economics ; b) an outstanding international reputation in high quality scholarship in the area of socioeconomics of work 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) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in executive teaching; f) proven international experience and being part of international research networks in the area of interest; g) leadership qualities; h) gender mainstreaming skills.

The successful candidate will participate in teaching programs at all levels (BSc, MSc, doc-torate 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.

Candidates should send their applications (in English) 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 March 11th, 2018.

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: € 70.071,40; the actual annual gross salary is subject to negotiation

Bewerbungsschluss: 11.03.2018