Fulltime Assistant Professor

The Institute for Higher Education Management is currently inviting applications for a fulltime Assistant Professor, non-tenure track position (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: Euro 3,626.60) or two 30 hours/week Teaching and Research Associate positions (pre-doc, minimum gross monthly salary: Euro 2,048.25, recognition of previous employment – if relevant to the advertised position – possible). These employee positions will be limited to a period of 6 years, starting on June 1, 2017 (commencement date subject to change).

The Institute for Higher Education Management has a research and teaching focus on strategy, organization and management of non-profit institutions like universities. In our empirical research, we cooperate with a well-established network of international scholars. We are particularly looking for self-motivated, highly active and productive researchers, who will be expected to make a significant contribution to our research areas or a related field.
Your tasks will include contributions to research, teaching, and administration at the Institute, including co-supervision of Bachelor theses (pre-doc) and supervision of Bachelor and Master theses (post-doc).
Applications for an appointment as a Teaching and Research Associate imply that the successful candidate will enroll in WU’s PhD program. Even though a substantial part of the candidate’s research activities will be dedicated to his/her PhD project, the candidate will also be involved in other research projects. The outcomes of such projects will be published in international research journals and presented at international academic conferences. Attending advanced graduate courses is part of the training.
Postdoctoral researchers can pursue their own research agenda but are also expected to participate in joint research projects with other members of the Institute.

Your Profile:
We wish to attract candidates with a solid academic qualification in Business Administration (preferably) or a related field (post-doc: PhD or equivalent, pre-doc: master’s degree or equivalent). The successful candidate must demonstrate the motivation and capacity to excel in both research and teaching.
For Postdocs, we require evidence of research quality (e.g., as demonstrated in the job market paper and other papers).
We are particularly interested in candidates whose background and qualifications are in one
or more of the following areas:

  • Governance and performance management of institutions of higher education;
  • Competitiveness of higher education systems;
  • Change and adaptation of complex organizations;
  • Strategy and innovation in the higher education sector;
  • Higher education management;
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative empirical research methods (e.g., CQA, SPSS)

Very good communication skills, very good command of MS Office, and very good written and oral command of the English language are required (for international candidates, German language skills are a plus). Beyond any formal requirements, we are looking for enthusiastic, curious team players who are passionate about research and teaching and willing to take on responsibility.

Questions may be directed to Prof. Dr. Barbara Sporn (barbara.sporn@wu.ac.at)
DEPARTMENT OF STRATEGY AND INNOVATION Institut für Hochschulmanagement
Institute for Higher Education Management
UNIV.PROF. DR. Barbara Sporn
T +43-1-313 36-DW 5522, F +43-1-313 36-DW 905522
Welthandelsplatz 2, Building D5, 1020 Vienna, Austria
barbara.sporn@wu.ac.at, www.wu.ac.at/ihm
Application Procedure:
Interested candidates should upload their applications including a cover letter (specifying research interests, motivation for an academic career, and possible starting date), CV and relevant documents, using the online application tool. Names and contact details of at least two potential academic references should also be included. All application documents can be submitted in either English or German.
Reference Number: 3351
Application materials can be submitted online until May 24, 2017 (www.wu.ac.at/jobs).
Interviews, travel and lodging expenses:
Most likely, interviews will be held via Skype. 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.

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