We are inviting excellent early to mid-career researchers to apply for a fulltime (40 hours/week)
tenure track position (starting October 01, 2023) at the
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics
WU, Vienna University for Economics and Business, Austria
What to expect
The successful applicant will carry out independent research and supervision activities in the field of
Statistics and Machine Learning at Institute for Statistics and Mathematics which also features a strong
group in Bayesian statistics, see https://www.wu.ac.at/en/statmath/.
We are particularly interested in researchers whose scientific work focuses on the methodological aspects
of modern statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms and their application to the analysis of
large data sets. 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).
A qualification agreement can be concluded after a contract duration of two years (§ 27 of the
Collective Bargaining Agreement). Pursuant to WU’s Personnel Development Plan, this position can
only be fixed-term for up to six years. Once all objectives agreed upon in the qualification
agreement have been fulfilled, the employment relationship can be made permanent. Employees
who have successfully completed a qualification agreement are classified as associate professors.
From an organizational regulation perspective they belong to the group of professors. Three years
after successful completion of the qualification agreement, they are entitled to apply for promotion
to full professor according to the By-Laws of WU § 43a.
What you have to offer
You hold a diploma or an MSc as well as a PhD in mathematics, statistics 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.
Required submission materials:
a) Cover letter
b) CV (incl. list of publications and talks)
c) Research statement (research interests and future agenda, max. 3 pages)
d) Teaching statement (teaching experience and teaching philosophy)
e) Two reference letters or names from at least two references
Other documents supporting your application may be submitted as well. Please do not submit full papers.
For details of the position, please contact
Professor Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter (firstname.lastname@example.org, +43-1-31336 5581).
ln case you are invited to a job talk at WU, the Institute for Statistics and Mathematics will refund
your travel costs on usual terms.
What we offer you
• A top business and economics university with renowned experts on the faculty and a diverse range of
subjects, triple accredited
• Excellent infrastructure, both technologically and architecturally, and a wide range of WU service units
• Diversity and appreciation in an open-minded, inclusive and family-friendly environment
• Flexibility and individual freedom thanks to flexible working hours
• Inspiring campus life with over 2,400 employees in research, teaching, and administration and
approximately 21,500 students on a conveniently located, architecturally unique campus in the heart of Vienna
• Generous support for continuing education
The minimum monthly gross salary amounts to €4.351,90 (14 times per year). This salary may be
adjusted based on equivalent prior work experience. In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive
Do you want to join our group?
Then please submit your application by March 15, 2023 under www.wu.ac.at/jobs (ID 1653).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!