Assistant Professor

The Institute for Statistics and Mathematics is currently inviting applications for a 100 % Assistant Professor position tenure track in the field of Applied Probability and Statistics (Universitätsassistent/in post-doc, employee subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff - Angestellte/r gemäß Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten; gross monthly salary, paid 14 times per year: Euro 3,711.10). This employee position will be limited to a period of 6 years, starting on February 01, 2019 (commencement date subject to change).

Please note that under the terms of the WU personnel development plan, the position of Assistant Professor, tenure track, is limited to an employment period of not more than six years. For this position, a qualification agreement can be considered after a period of two years, pursuant to § 27 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. After successful fulfillment of any qualification agreement made, employment can be made permanent. From the perspective of organizational regulations, employees who have successfully completed a qualification agreement are to be classified as full professors.


The successful applicant will carry out independent research and supervision activities in the field of Applied Probability and Statistics. We are particularly interested in researchers whose scientific work covers the mathematical analysis of applied probabilistic models and their computational and statistical realization. A proven interest in applications from the fields of economics, finance or business is an advantage, but candidates working in other application areas in the fields of social or environmental science are also encouraged to apply. In line with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, teaching duties associated with the position initially comprise 4 hours per week; they can be in quantitative education programs at WU at all levels (bachelor, master and PhD).

Your Profile:

You hold a diploma or an MSc and a PhD in (applied) mathematics or equivalent. We expect scientific excellence, documented by publications in internationally recognized journals and international experience (a PhD from a non-Austrian university or at least one year of working experience on the postdoc level at a non-Austrian university and a good international network). First managerial experience (e.g. acquisition and/or management of third-party projects) is an advantage. German language skills are not a prerequisite, but we expect the willingness to acquire proficiency in German over time.

For details of the position, please contact the institute head, Professor Kurt Hornik, Institute for Statistics and Mathematics, by phone: ++43-1-31336-4756, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Reference Number: 3622

Application materials can be submitted online until May 30, 2018.

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Travel and lodging expenses:

We regret that WU cannot reimburse applicants for travel and lodging expenses incurred as part of the selection and/or hiring process.

Equal opportunities:

WU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to increase the number of its female faculty and staff members, especially in management positions. Therefore qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference. WU has established a Committee for Equal Treatment, which is involved in all selection proceedings pursuant to § 42 of the 2002 Universities Act.