Research Associate in Economic Geography

University of Economy Vienna Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience

1 Postdoctoral teaching and research associate, non-tenure track or 2 Teaching and research associates

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Research, development, teaching
  • Full/part time
  • published till: 01.03.2023
You want to understand how things are connected and make a fundamental impact? We offer an environment where you can realize your full potential. At one of Europe’s largest and most modern business and economics universities. On a campus where quality of work is also quality of life. We are looking for support at the

Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience

40 hours/week (postdoctoral teaching and research associate, non-tenure track) or 30 hours/week (teaching and research associate)
Starting July 1, 2023 and ending after 6 years

The successful candidate/s is/are expected to contribute to the institute's teaching and research agenda with priority given to candidates with a research interest in spatial inequality especially with regard to income, wealth, social mobility, unequal access to social and built infrastructure, the link between socio-spatial and environmental inequality, etc.. They will work together closely with other researchers at the WGI and are expected to produce high-quality research targeted at top-tier journals in the field.

Pre-doc applicants are expected to provide a short motivation letter including possible topics of interest for their PhD thesis. Post-doc applicants are invited to provide a motivation letter explaining how they will contribute to the current research agenda at the WGI and a statement of their research plans for the next six years.

What to expect

  • Contribute to the institute's research in the field of inequality with a particular focus on spatial aspects
  • Teaching at the (under-)graduate level, both independent and co-teaching with other members of the institute
  • Participate in developing the specialization “Socioeconomics of Inequality” for the new UG study branch Economy, Environment and Politics (EEP)
  • (Co)Supervise Bachelor and/or Masters Theses
  • Develop and submit grant proposals (post-doc)
  • Research assistance and administrative supervision of current projects at the institute
  • Organization of seminars, invitation of speakers and contribution to general activities at the institute
For teaching and research associate (pre-doc) positions:
  • Writing a dissertation: You will be investigating your research topic and spending a third of your working hours on writing your dissertation.

What you have to offer

  • Masters in Economics, Geography, Socioeconomics, Sociology, Political Science, Demography and/or related subjects
  • PhD in Economics, Geography, Socioeconomics, Sociology, Political Science, Demography and/or related subjects (post-doc only)
  • Excellent written and spoken English and communication skills
  • Previous teaching experience (post-doc only)
  • Strong quantitative and/or qualitative research skills
  • Interest in developing theoretical approaches on spatial aspects of inequality
  • For quantitative researchers: excellent quantitative methods skills (e.g., statistics; econometrics; spatial analysis, GIS); strong programming skills; experience in working with large data sets
  • For qualitative researchers: excellent qualitative methods skills; experience working with qualitative data.
For teaching and research associate (pre-doc) positions:
  • Academic degree: You have a diploma/master’s degree in enter text that qualifies you for enrollment in a doctoral program at WU.
For positions at the pre-doc level and above:
  • Willingness to use multimedia teaching methods: You have experience in using multimedia teaching and learning formats or are at least willing to learn

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 and travel
  • Meaningful work in a pleasant working atmosphere
The minimum monthly gross salary for a postdoctoral teaching and research associate, non-tenure track amounts to €4,351.90 (14 times per year). This salary may be adjusted based on equivalent prior work experience.

The minimum monthly gross salary for a teaching and research associate amounts to €2,457.98 (14 times per year). This salary may be adjusted based on job-related prior work experience.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive social benefits.

Do you want to join the WU team?

Then please submit your application by March 1, 2023 (ID 1639).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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