Assistant Professor, tenure track (qualification agreement) in the field of Applied Probability and Statistics

Fulltime, 40 hours/week
The Institute for Statistics and Mathematics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) is inviting applications for a 100% Assistant Professor position tenure track (qualification agreement) in the field of Applied Probability and Statistics.

Your responsibilities:
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 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 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:

The starting date for the position is May 01, 2020 (commencement date may be subject to change).
If you are interested in a job with diverse responsibilities in a pleasant, stimulating work environment, please submit your application online by January 15, 2020 under
(Job ID 480)

Job location: 
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Vienna
Contact and application information
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Contact name: 
WU Institute Statistics and Mathematics
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