The Institute for Statistics and Mathematics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) is currently inviting applications for a Tenure Track Position in the field of Applied Probability and Statistics, starting on February 01, 2019 (commencement date subject to change). The successful candidate will start in the rank of an Assistant Professor with the possibility to be promoted to Full Professor based on his/her achievements.


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.

How to apply:

Application materials can be submitted online until May 30, 2018.
Please apply on our homepage with the usual documents
(motivation letter, CV, list of publications, teaching experience).
Reference Number: 3622

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: